Marvel blockbuster films such as Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers and hit TV programs such as “Agent Carter” and “Agents of “S.H.I.E.L.D” have attracted millions of fans, with megastars Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan among the main attractions. Now, those three plus popular supporting actors Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci and Frank Grillo will gather for the first time at Wizard World Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, it was announced today by Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD), producer of the largest comic con and pop culture convention series.
All are scheduled to appear on both weekend days. Each of the seven will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops (solo and in several different themed combinations) and conduct interactive Q&A panels.
A wide variety of VIP admission packages for individual and groups of the Marvel stars are now available. Fans can visit wizd.me/PhiladelphiaPR for options.
Evans, who has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors for both big budget and independent features, can next be seen in Captain America: Civil War, the third installment of Marvel’s Captain America franchise. In each film, Evans, who attended his first Wizard World event in New Orleans in January, reprises his role as the famed Marvel Comics character, “Steve Rogers,” who transforms into Captain America after volunteering for a top secret research project in hopes of defending America’s ideals. Both films grossed over $713 million each at box offices worldwide.
Stan, who plays “Bucky” Barnes in both Winter Soldier and the 2011 Cap hit The First Avenger, has also had recurring roles on the TV series “Once Upon a Time” and “Gossip Girl” and has a Broadway track record that includes stints on hits “Talk Radio” and “Picnic.”
The Marvel stars join an already standout Wizard World Philadelphia celebrity field which includes David Duchovny (“The X-Files”), the Back to the Future trio of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson and “The Walking Dead” standout Norman Reedus, with many more to be announced.
Wizard World comic con and gaming events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 2, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.