Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Gwyneth Paltrow visit young cancer patient

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. with Ryan Wilcox

The Avengers may have a new superhero in their ranks.

Over the weekend, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Gwyneth Paltrow, who shared the screen in 2012’s The Avengers, made a special trip to San Diego to visit Ryan Wilcox.

Ryan, 18, who has been diagnosed with leukemia for the second time, took to social media using the hashtag “#ryanstrong” to express his desire to meet the trio of stars.

Gwyneth was the first to learn of Ryan and his story. Upon her discovery, the Oscar winner vowed to make Ryan’s dream a reality and lived up to her word.

The actors spent the afternoon with Ryan and his family and signed autographs, including one on Ryan’s bedroom wall.

Gwyneth documented their time with Instagram posts.

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.

Before Chris met Ryan, he sent the young fan a personalized video. He encouraged him to “keep fighting” and applauded his support of Captain America.

Robert, 51, and Chris, 34, can both be seen in Captain America: Civil War, currently in theaters.

Gwyneth is reportedly attached to an upcoming TV movie by Ryan Murphy called One Hit Wonders. The comedy musical is expected later this year.

~Matthew Pariselli




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  1. CDubya • May 25, 2016 @ 1:14 PM

    I love it when the actors take the time to do things like this. Hopefully when they are there in the hospital, it’s not just cameras everywhere to just get a photo op and it’s more about meaningful visit with a dying or fighting patient.

  2. Jacob • May 26, 2016 @ 9:30 AM

    These guys are superheroes in real life too.

  3. moviesteve • May 26, 2016 @ 9:52 AM

    Really admirable stuff here. Although where’s Gwyneth? I get that she was taking the pics, but why couldn’t she get in at least one of them?

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