As fans continue the countdown to Avengers 4, one dying fan has put out a plea for Marvel Studios to tell her what happens in the follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War, since she likely won't be able to see it herself. Aside from putting out some of the biggest movies on the planet, Marvel Studios has done their fair share of giving back as well, forming Marvel Studios: Hero Acts in October 2016, just ahead of the release of Doctor Strange. The charitable initiative was re-launched earlier this year, when they pledged to donate $250,000 to Starlight Children's Foundation, and also donated a portion of Marvel product sales to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe themselves have also taken time out of their busy schedules to visit children's hospitals. While Spider-Man: Homecoming was in production in October 2016, Tom Holland donned his Spider-Man costume and paid a surprise visit to an Atlanta children's hospital, to lift the spirits of these ailing kids. Chris Evans and Chris Pratt also took part in a Super Bowl bet when their hometown teams (New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks) were playing in the big game. Each actor showed up at a children's hospital in Boston and Seattle, in full costume, as part of the bet.
Earlier this week, the My Shining Star Children's Cancer Charity sent out an "urgent appeal" on Twitter on behalf of a brave young girl named Keira, who has been fighting brain cancer for the past four and a half years. Sadly, her fight is coming to an end, with the Twitter post revealing she has been given just three to six months left to live. If that prognosis is accurate, that means Keira won't be able to see Avengers 4 in theaters, so her dying wish is, "to find out what happens in the next Infinity War film." The post adds that the family has "tried everything" to make Keira's dying wish come true, and now legions of fans are doing their part as well.
Since the initial Twitter post went out on Tuesday, it has received over 34K retweets and over 20K likes, with several fans retweeting while also reaching out to the MCU stars themselves. Several fans have tagged the official Twitter handles for Marvel Studios, and stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman, Dave Bautista, Don Cheadle, directors the Russo Brothers and more. There has been no official response from Marvel Studios or any of the stars just yet, but regardless of what happens, Keira clearly has the support of the MCU fan base, and then some.
Given how secretive everything swirling around Avengers 4 has been, and how it will likely set up Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some might be surprised if Marvel does end up granting young Keira her dying wish. Then again, Keira didn't actually ask to see the movie itself, a wish that would likely be more difficult to grant since the Russo Brothers are still deep in the throes of post-production, with the May 2019 release still several months away. Still, if Marvel and the Russo Brothers do grant this dying wish to Keira, it would be among the most generous gifts they could give to a fan in need.
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019