MARVEL fans from all over the world united as they attended the red carpet event of Avengers: Infinity War held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. They waited for more than an hour just to see their favorite Marvel actors like Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Robert Downey Jr.
Karen Gillan played as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy, and most people known her as the Doctor’s companion, Amy Pond, in Doctor Who. British actor, Benedict Cumberbatch was notable for his role as the famous detective Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s Sherlock; and in Marvel Cinematic Universe, he played as Doctor Strange. Robert Downey Jr. played as a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark (a.k.a Iron Man). Also attended to the red carpet was the director of Avengers: Infinity War, Joe Russo.
Half of the fans came from other parts of the country, even our Filipino celebrities like Joyce Pring, Mikael Daez, and Michael V.
Joyce was one of the invited international media covering the event, and also a huge MCU fan. Lyn Ching-Pascual from Unang Hirit interviewed Joyce about her experience: “This is my first international [event] as a press-jock, and as a broadcaster. Dati nag-aattend ako as a host ganyan. Pero ngayon to cover the event, iba pala ang feeling.” Joyce said.
Mikael Daez couldn’t hide his excitement to watch the full movie. He expressed it in his Instagram post: “Being a fan has never been more fun!! A crazy cool experience at the Avengers event!! I cannot wait to watch the full movie. I didnt even want to watch the 10min preview. I wanna see the whole thing and be amazed!! #PetronBestDay” He said.
Michael V was probably the luckiest of them all, because he got a chance to talk and hug Robert Downey Jr! It happened when someone asked Bitoy and other guests to play a virtual reality game. They didn’t realize that Robert Downey Jr. was in front of them and not a character from the game “Grabe. Hindi ko inaasahan na medyo ‘nayari ka’ ako ni Robert Downey… Virtual reality [game] na hindi virtual. Naging reality. Nakita namin si Robert Downey Jr. live in person. In the flesh. Nayakap ko siya! Ang bango niya!” he laughed.
Bitoy also interviewed the Avengers: Infinity War casts, and gave his sketches that only took 15 minutes to make.