Images taken by "Avengers" stars for the #CapForStrat initiative.
In the heart-warming department, Tony Stark’s chest-piece has nothing on #CapForStrat.
An alien-invasion-level assemblage of Marvel’s Avengers and other characters have now weighed in on the campaign to get a copy of Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Stratford Caldecott, the terminal cancer patient and huge comic-book fan who is too sick to visit a movie theater but not expected to live long enough for the Blu-ray release.
Sophie Lippiatt (a freelance journalist whose “pen name” is Sophie Caldecott) started the #CapForStrat initiative, posting about it on her blog early this week. Their mission: to convince Disney/Marvel to send a copy to their home in the U.K., where her father has been given less than three months in his battle with prostate cancer.
She went straight to the actors, and wow did they respond.
As Sophie later wrote:
When we started out on Monday evening, all we wanted to do was to make it possible for my father to see 'The Winter Soldier' and maybe to get a few superhero selfies to make him chuckle. In under 48 hours our mission was accomplished, and then … we kind of went viral.
It's not hard to see why. Credit for getting it stirred up goes to Mark Ruffalo, who was first to post:
@becmackinnon Hang Tough Strat! We are pulling for you. pic.twitter.com/1EPCWsWLsH
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 14, 2014
Then it took off:
Thor and Iron Man got your back, Strat. #CapForStrat pic.twitter.com/hNp033KOSe
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) May 16, 2014
Thanks @MarkRuffalo !!!! pic.twitter.com/zihcHNEofd
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 15, 2014
Sending out love... @Marvel #CapForStrat pic.twitter.com/qZYWTpRlHt
— Cobie Smulders (@CobieSmulders) May 15, 2014
We're all rooting for you, Strat. Sending lots of love. #CapForStrat pic.twitter.com/2YzkI748GC
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) May 16, 2014
More #AgentsofSHIELD for #capforstrat. Even if he's Hydra! @imbrettdalton pic.twitter.com/AldQ129G6a
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) May 16, 2014
Thank you so much to @clarkgregg for being a real life hero! #CapForStrat #AgentsofSHIELD #fightingcancer pic.twitter.com/TeyrLr3VuL
— Sophie Caldecott (@SophieCaldecott) May 15, 2014
@SamuelLJackson: Keep fighting and Stay Strong Strat! You can do it! http://t.co/OI8yRZlE0V #CapForStrat pic.twitter.com/trjwdj4zDh
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) May 14, 2014
With nearly every Avenger represented — here's betting Black Widow weighs in when the globetrotting ScarJo gets wind of this — and a copy of Winter Soldier on its way to the Caldecotts, Sophie posted this final message: