Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Karen Gillan (Nebula) and director Joe Russo delighted hundreds of Filipino Marvel fans in a surprise, live digital interaction during the Avengers: Infinity War Manila Fan Event yesterday morning at the Cinema 7 of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong.
Answering an open call for fans to assemble and come as their favorite Marvel character, local fans arrived in their full super hero suits, ready to take part in what was supposedly a special video recording of a message for the cast of Marvel Studios’ “ Avengers: Infinity War.”
But as soon as the fans shouted their line, “Avengers, we are ready for you!,” the movie screen lit up to reveal a live, digital feed from Singapore of Cumberbatch, Gillan and Russo greeting back the Filipino fans.
Wild cheers and frenetic celebration ensued!
After everyone has calmed down, three lucky fans – Chris Cantada, Karen Kunawicz and Aaron Atayde – were given the opportunity to engage the stars and director in a Q&A session, further endearing the cast to the fans.
The Manila Fan Event was organized to celebrate the release of the highly anticipated Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” opening in Philippine cinemas April 25.