We only have a few months left until Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman finally debuts in theaters, but for some fans, that wait has become especially daunting. For one lifelong Wonder Woman lover who is currently fighting cancer, the wait for the upcoming DCEU adventure is the culmination of a lifetime of fandom. A movement has officially begun to get her to see Wonder Woman before its world premiere, and the film’s director has even chimed in to voice her support for the campaign. Check out Patty Jenkins‘ tweet below to see for yourself.
Patty Jenkins recently took to Twitter in order to provide a signal boost for this particular fan’s request to see Wonder Woman before it debuts. Melissa Bradley is currently battling Stage 4 ovarian cancer, and getting a chance to attend a screening of Wonder Woman has become one of her most important bucket list items — which also includes taking a trip to Paris and meeting Johnny Depp. Melissa’s sister started the Twitter campaign with a modest following, but it has slowly but surely picked up an incredible amount of momentum as more and more people have taken to social media to champion her request.
Check out the original Tweet posted by Melissa’s sister, Karyn Bradley, below.
Our fingers are now firmly crossed that Melissa will get her wish. After all, it is not like Wonder Woman is not ready to be seen by the general public. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot have already completed their work on Diana Prince’s first solo movie, and the film screened for test audiences months ago. The movie is in the can and ready to go, so from a technical standpoint it is entirely feasible for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. to grant this wish; now it is basically just a questions of whether or not they will go for it.
Situations like these have become relatively common over the course of the last few years, and filmmakers, movie stars and major movie studios have tried to coordinate screenings for terminally ill fans. We have seen this type of scenario play out highly anticipated film releases like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the Stark Trek franchise as well. More than anything else, this seems like a perfect encapsulation of why these comic books and fantasy universes mean so much to fans. They can offer an escape from a painful reality, and provide a sense of hope when real life stress becomes overwhelming. If you want to help make Melissa Bradley’s wish come true, you can take to your social media accounts and use the hashtag “#melswish” to increase her exposure.
As of right now, there is no indication as to whether or not Melissa Bradley will get her wish to see Wonder Woman before it debuts, but our hope remains high that (with the help of Patty Jenkins) the folks at DC Entertainment and WB manage to accommodate Melissa’s request. Wonder Woman will debut in theaters this summer on June 2; here’s everything that we currently know about Diana Prince’s upcoming solo movie.