Paul Bettany (Vision of Avengers) and Colton Haynes (Arsenal of Arrow) New Guests at APCC Manila 2015

 

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With only a few weeks to go before the biggest pop culture gathering to hit Asia comes to Manila, more celebrity guests have been announced as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015  continues to send fans into a frenzy as they reveal the latest Hollywood actors to headline the convention slated on September 17 to 20 at theWorld Trade Center in Pasay City. Flying to Manila to spice up the Comicon and to meet his fans is English actor Paul Bettany, whose role as Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, was a big hit to audiences everywhere.

 

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Paul Bettany first made waves in films like A Knight’s Tale, A Beautiful Mind, Wimbledon, The Da Vinci Code, and Dogville. Bettany became a hit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. (Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence system) in the Iron Man movies and as Vision, an android superhero, in Avengers: Age of Ultron. In 2016, he will reprise his role as Vision in Captain America: Civil War. Bettany is just among the few actors to play more than one character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In an interview with Business Insider, Bettany said if it wasn’t for director Joss Whedon, he might not have played Vision on the big screen. “They [Marvel] have a rule that you’re not allowed to play more than one character in the Marvel universe. So, they broke the rules. They bent the rules slightly for me because Joss really wanted to bring the Vision into the film world, and he really wanted me to do it,” he said. As one of the notable English actors to date, Bettany has been bestowed several awards including Supporting Actor of the Year from the London Film Critics’ Circle for the film, A Knight’s Tale; Best actor from Evening Standard British Film Award for the Heart of Me; and Best British Actor for Wimbledon, to name a few. Meet Hollywood actor Paul Bettany in person at AsiaPOP Comicon Manila on September 19 and 20 at the World Trade Center! This will be his first-ever visit in Manila. You wouldn’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

 

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Also dding to the headliners of this mega event is American actor and model Colton Haynes, best known for his role as Jackson Whittemore in MTV’s Teen Wolf and as Roy Harper/Arsenal in the TV series Arrow. Most recently, he filmed alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the action-packed film, San Andreas.  No stranger to the world of television werewolves, Colton also starred as Brett Crezski, the town’s football star and resident werewolf on ABC’s 2010 series The Gates. In his young acting career, Haynes was able to garner several notable television roles. He has appeared as one of the stars of Showtime’s controversial miniseries Look, in addition to guest starring roles on Privileged, Pushing Daisies, and Melrose Place. He has also been the face for campaigns by fashion brand, Diesel. Haynes currently resides in Los Angeles.

 

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APCC Manila tickets are now on sale at https://asiapopcomicon.com/manila/tickets/book-tickets/. Tickets are priced at PhP500 (one-day pass), PhP800 (two-day pass), and PhP 1,000 (three-day pass) and will give the ticket holder access to stage activities, performances, and the main show floor. In addition, there will be exclusive VIP and Experience convention passes that will offer special entitlements to its holders, such as exclusive APCC items, priority VIP seating, and photo opportunities with celebrities, among others.

 

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For more info on ticket prices, passes, and event updates on APCC Manila 2015, please visit www.asiapopcomicon.com/manila, like APCC Manila on Facebook (facebook.com/apccmanila), and follow on Twitter @AsiaPOPComicon.

 

arkadymac.com is an official media partner for AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015 and will be covering the event, so we hope to see you there.

 

 

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Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack took up AB English Studies, Major in Creative Writing at UP Diliman. Currently works for a medical transcription company. He is the Creative Director of The Cosplay Cafe: arkadymac.com, doing photography, writing, and reporting for the website. His line of photography specializes in cosplay event coverage, having covered 300 events in a span of 3 years. Loves cute and furry things.