AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015 (APCC Manila), Asia’s biggest pop culture gathering slated from September 17 to 20 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, has just gotten hotter with two Hollywood actors confirming their attendance.
Adding to the headliners of this mega event are American actor and model Colton Haynes, best known for his role as Roy Harper/Arsenal in the TV series, Arrow, and Paul Bettany, who is Vision, the android superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Haynes who is also Jackson Whittemore in MTV’s Teen Wolf, most recently 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.
On the other hand, Bettany first made waves in films like A Knight’s Tale, A Beautiful Mind, Wimbledon, The Da Vinci Code, and Dogville. But he became a hit became a hit when he voiced J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence system in the Iron Man movies. He was then given his superhero role as Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron this year. In 2016, he will reprise this role in Captain America: Civil War.
“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.
APCC Manila tickets are now on sale at asiapopcomicon.com/manila/tickets/booktickets. There will be exclusive VIP and Experience convention passes that will offer special entitlements to its holders, such as three-day priority entry to APCC, exclusive APCC merchandise, priority VIP seating, and photo opportunities with celebrities, among others.
For more information, visit www.asiapopcomicon.com/manila.