Paul Bettany at APCC Manila 2015
Celebrity guests are coming for the biggest pop culture gathering to hit Asia.
AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015 (APCC Manila) reveals the latest Hollywood actor to headline the convention slated tomorrow until Sept. 20 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City is British actor Paul Bettany.
Flying to Manila to spice up the Comicon and to meet his fans, Paul Bettany, who first made waves in films like A Knight’s Tale, A Beautiful Mind, Wimbledon, The Da Vinci Code, and Dogville became a hit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. (Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence system) in the Iron Man movies and as Vision, an android superhero, in Avengers: Age of Ultron. In 2016, he will reprise his role as Vision in Captain America: Civil War.
Bettany is just among the few actors to play more than one character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In an interview with Business Insider, Bettany said if it wasn’t for director Joss Whedon, he might not have played Vision on the big screen.
“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 won 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.
Meet Hollywood actor Paul Bettany in person at AsiaPOP Comicon Manila on Sept.19 and 20 at the World Trade Center. This will be his first-ever visit in Manila. You wouldn’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
APCC Manila tickets are now on sale at https://asiapopcomicon.com/manila/tickets/book- tickets/. Tickets are priced at PhP500 (one-day pass), PhP800 (two-day pass), and PhP 1,000 (three- day pass) and will give the ticket holder access to stage activities, performances, and the main show floor. In addition, there will be exclusive VIP and Experience convention passes that will offer special entitlements to its holders, such as exclusive APCC items, priority VIP seating, and photo opportunities with celebrities, among others.
For more info on ticket prices, passes, and event updates on APCC Manila 2015, please visit www.asiapopcomicon.com/manila, like APCC Manila on Facebook (facebook.com/apccmanila), and follow on Twitter @AsiaPOPComicon.