Recently, an online campaign to help Melissa Bradley see the Wonder Woman movie early has gone viral. Melissa has dealt with cancer for years, and has reached stage 4. She has waited for much of her life to see a feature-length film with Wonder Woman, and thanks to director Patty Jenkins, there is hope that she may be seeing it soon.
Jenkins responded to the #MelsWish campaign on Twitter, addressing Karyn Bradley and the many fans online that she and the team are working hard to have Melissa see the film soon:
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… https://t.co/o3VjvwNa5V
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) April 22, 2017
Jenkins is not the only person from the Wonder Woman cast and crew to address #MelsWish. Lucy Davis, who portrays Etta Candy in the movie also took to Twitter to send her love and spread awareness for the campaign. She also express hope that Melissa gets to see the film:
Hello Karyn! Just wanted to send u my love and say hello. Lots of love 🌈💙🍄 https://t.co/V5ZUKMyWPY
— Lucy Davis (@RealLucyDavis) April 21, 2017
Heroic Hollywood would like to send Melissa Bradley our love and support. Dealing with cancer is always a tough battle, and will always leave an emotional weight on those suffering through it as well as their family and friends around them. Thankfully, seeing fans all across the internet spread awareness for this generous cause is undoubtedly heartwarming. In a time where cynicism runs rampant through social media, it’s great to see people come together to help someone get their wish.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief. The screenplay was written by Jenkins, Allan Heinberg and DC Films’ co-head Geoff Johns, with story by Heinberg and Justice League director Zack Snyder.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters on Friday, June 2.
10 Reasons To Be Optimistic About ‘Wonder Woman’
There’s a fair amount riding on Wonder Woman, DC’s summer blockbuster, for more reasons than just being the first major female superhero movie made. It follows up two divisive entries in the universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. While successful, the performances of both at the box office and with critics merited re-evaluation by the filmmakers in the form of corporate restructuring and written mea culpas.
Despite these stumbles, there’s many reasons to be optimistic about Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot was well-received as Diana Prince in Batman v Superman, it’s set in the past, focusing on one character after two ensemble pictures, and both Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns add directorial and comic credibility, respectively. Plus, it’s no small thing that DC Films will beat Marvel Studios to the first female superhero movie, despite the latter having made over a dozen movies to former’s four. It’s important milestone for representation in pop culture.
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