April 23, 2017

‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Wants to Help a Woman Battling Stage IV Cancer See the Movie Early

Every so often, the internet isn’t terrible. The latest example of social media being used as a force for good comes from Twitter, where a woman named Karyn Bradley has been attempting to help her cancer-stricken sister see “Wonder Woman” early. Following a tweet from Patty Jenkins, the upcoming superhero film’s director, it seem she may get her wish.

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Melissa Bradley has stage-IV ovarian cancer, prompting her younger sibling to start the #melswish hashtag. Through persistence and some help along the way, her plea — “she’s waited her entire life for a #WonderWoman movie. She’s stage 4 now, #melswish is to see it,” which she directed at DC Comics and Jenkins — eventually caught the director’s attention: “Hi Karyn. Want you, and all those forwarding, that I’ve been trying hard all week to figure this out. We want her to see it too!! Standby…,” Jenkins tweeted back at Bradley.

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Similar online campaigns have succeeded in the past, including for Pixar’s “Up.” “Wonder Woman,” which stars Gal Gadot in the title role, is due in theaters on June 2.

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Source: IndieWire film