Marvel Studios Approves Terminally Ill Fan to see ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Disney and Marvel Studios have reportedly reached out to a terminally ill fan who requested the chance to see Avengers: Endgame early, because he may not make it to the April release date.

Dubbed “The Fanboys Affect” after Ernie Cline‘s 2009 film (in which a terminally ill fanboy and his friends break into Skywalker Ranch in order to see Star Wars: The Phantom Menace before he dies), this isn’t the first time Disney has agreed to do this for a fan.

In this Avengers: Endgame case, Reddit user Alexander Q (who suffers from a rare terminal genetic disease called Fanconi Anemia) posted a thread about how he wanted to try to get into an early screening as he doesn’t believe he’ll be alive when the film releases in April.

Through a series of updates, Alexander reveals that “Disney have reached out and we are discussing options.”  You can read the thread below.

Dying Before April: My Endgame from r/marvelstudios


Good luck, Alexander!

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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