A Reddit user identifiying himself as an Australian man dying of a genetic disease is seeking an early screening of Avengers: Endgame before he passes away, fearing he won't make it to the film's planned April release.
The user, named r/Alexander_q, states he suffers from a genetic disease called Fanconi Anemia which affects bone marrow, and that he is dying as a result of cancer of the liver, mouth, and bone marrow.
"Liver cancer, mouth cancer, bone marrow failure. Will probably be dead before April. I've heard of people getting early screenings before. How do I get in on this action?" reads the post. "I'm not a child or anyone with a particularly tragic story. Just a normal guy. I'm 33, lost my sister three years ago to the same rare genetic disease it turns out I have too. I'll leave behind a devoted girlfriend and an adopted greyhound. I thought I'd make it to April at least but my bone marrow is toast. Any suggestions?"
Since Alexander_q's initial posting, a hashtag - #Avengers4Alexander - has circulated on social media, rallying Marvel fans to his cause.
Alexander_q's post has been updated several times from the initial request to see the film, with Alexander_Q's latest update stating that he'd been privately assured someone from Marvel Studios would be in contact with him - and a joking request to throw a Captain Marvel screening in as well.
Avengers: Endgame is due out in theaters April 26.