Marvel fans will be able to immerse themselves in the Marvel Universe from April 21 – 24 at the Marvel’s Captain America Festival held at the Event Plaza at the Promenade, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, and catch the cast members and one of the directors of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.
Singapore will play host to Chris Evans (Captain America), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and director Joe Russo. As part of the promotion for the latest highly anticipated Marvel release, the stars of the movie will embark on a world tour, which will see them being split into two teams – Team Cap and Team Iron Man – challenging each other on the international stage. Team Cap, led by Chris Evans, will head to Singapore to meet fans and media from across Asia-Pacific.
Over the 4-day festival, Event Plaza at the Promenade, Marina Bay Sands, will be transformed with exciting activities including cosplay competition, photo contest, themed activities, complimentary screening of Marvel movies by the bay, complimentary combat workout sessions and more. Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will be screened on 21st and 23rdApril respectively at 8.15pm. Held alongside at Marina Bay Sands is the Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War – Southeast Asia Blue Carpet & Premiere, taking place on 21 April 2016.
The festival is organized by the team behind the annual Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC), in collaboration with ReedPOP – the force behind Star Wars Celebration, New York Comic Con, and PAX, and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board. “We’re excited to add in a new experiential dimension for all fans locally and regionally with the introduction of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Festival by tapping onto our expertise in running the annual Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC), a leading event on the region’s pop culture calendar,” said Ms Lin Koh, Assistant Project Director of STGCC.
Mr. Amit Malhotra, General Manager, Studio Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, said: “We are thrilled to bring the director and cast of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War to Singapore, providing Marvel fans the chance to meet their favorite superheroes in person! The Marvel Universe inspires fans with its epic storytelling centered around the human spirit. We are proud to work with Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention and Singapore Tourism Board on what will certainly be an adventure-packed few days in Singapore.”
Part of the festival, the cosplay competition held on 21 April at the Marina Bay Ice Skating Rink, will pit regional cosplayers dressed up as their Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War movie characters against each other. Winner of the competition will get direct entry into STGCC Cosplay Championship 2016. Registration for the cosplay competition closes on 14 April 2016.
Ms Carrie Kwik, Executive Director of Arts, Entertainment & Integrated Resorts, Singapore Tourism Board, said, “We are excited to host the Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Festival in partnership with Disney and Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention, and look forward to welcoming the stars from ‘Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War’ and fans from around the region. The Festival will be a wonderful addition to the slew of branded entertainment events that Singapore already hosts.”
To commemorate Captain America’s arrival in Singapore, a limited edition Hot Toys Steve Rogers Cosbaby Collectible, produced by Hot Toys, and Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War T-Shirt, designed by local company, O-WOW, are available exclusively at the festival in limited quantities.
Fans and public can also join in the fun online through the festival’s photo contest by posting a photo of themselves striking a Super Hero pose against a Singapore iconic landmark on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to win autographed movie merchandise.