Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch Are Coming To Singapore For Avengers: Infinity War
Attention, all Marvel fans! Robert Downey Jr. is coming to Singapore alongside his superhero co-stars for the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War at Marina Bay Sands on April 16.
Joining Downey will be Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, with Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula, and co-director Joe Russo.
According to the press release by Marina Bay Sands, the night will be a “show-stopping red carpet-style fan event” and will be free to public. Access will be on a first come first serve basis.
Details were limited but MBS noted that event venue, time and admission details will be released later on Monday, 2nd April at noon.
Stay tuned for more details.
Amazon Prime Now Adds New Marvel Funko POP! Toys in Lead Up to Avengers: Infinity War
Amazon’s Prime Now service in Singapore has just added a whole range of Marvel-related toys in anticipation of the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War film that comes out this April.
In addition to over 100 Funko POP! toys listed on the platform, Amazon has added 10 Infinity War-themed Funko POP! figurines including a bearded Captain America, Iron Man in his new suit, Iron Spider, Thor with short hair and Teen Groot.
Of course, the Infinity War Funko POP!s are additions to the already existing plethora of Marvel and comic-related products on Amazon Prime, including the likes of action figures, Lego sets, bags, masks and props.
Each Funko Pop is currently retailing at S$19.95 on the platform. DBS and POSB cardholders are currently eligible for a S$10 discount for purchases over S$80 on the app, with the promo code “DBS10” (first 4,000 customers).
To purchase, you can access the Prime Now platform via its app on iOS and Android, so hit up the App Store or Play Store if you don’t already have it.
Critics Are Calling ‘Black Panther’ Marvel’s Best Film To Date, Out in Singapore on Feb 13
Marvel Studios’ upcoming blockbuster has maintained the company’s long-standing run of producing ‘Fresh’ films based on the Rotten Tomatoes ‘Tomatometer’.
Each of the studios’ 18 films in the past 10 years has gotten a ‘Fresh’ rating, with 16 of them achieving the coveted ‘Certified Fresh’ certification.
A 98% rating is a huge achievement for any motion picture and rightly so for this one, which many critics have calling it the best entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[caption id="attachment_11645" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Screen shot of Rotten Tomatoes as of February 9[/caption]
At the forefront of its success is the film’s cultural and historical significance in showcasing a cast almost entirely made up of actors of African descent, and the portrayal of strong women warriors.
Its villain, portrayed by the talented Michale B. Jordan (Creed), has also earned praise amongst reviewers, solving Marvel Studios’ recurring issue of shallow villains with the exception of Loki.
The movie releases in Singapore on February 13, with advance ticket sales already available at Golden Village and Shaw.
Sony Releases ‘Venom’ Poster and Teases Potential Trailer Tomorrow
While Spider-Man is happily fighting crime alongside The Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony Pictures is set to release a Venom movie later this year in a separate universe.
Sony, which still owns the rights to producing movies surrounding the wall-crawler and his supporting characters, famously agreed to share Spidey on the big screen with Marvel Studios, resulting in the successful Spider-Man: Homecoming film last year.
Venom, which stars British heartthrob Tom Hardy as the titular character, recently wrapped up production and it looks like fans will finally get a first glimpse at the film very soon.
The official Instagram page for the movie released a poster with the caption “Tomorrow”, suggesting that a trailer may very well drop in the coming hours.
Venom releases in theatres on October 5.
‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer Brings The Funny While Throwing Shade At DC’s Justice League
Ryan Reynolds is back as the lovable “Merc with a Mouth” and the full trailer for his upcoming film does not disappoint.
Breaking the fourth wall, Deadpool takes a dig at Justice League when it is revealed that the visual effects for Cable’s metal arm had not been completed, revealing a green sleeve instead.
“Why aren’t the visual effects not done? It’s a metal arm, it’s not like we’re trying to remove a moustache,” Reynolds says in character, referencing to the poor CGI attempt at removing Henry Caville’s facial hair in the latest Justice League movie.
The trailer’s main purpose was to introduce Cable and does so in style, showcasing the serious side to the character, making him the perfect contrast to the care-free Deadpool.
The movie releases in May, alongside Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story, making it quite a jammed pack month for comic book and sci-fi nerds like us.
Check out the trailer below.
Marvel’s Black Panther x BAIT x Puma Collaboration To Launch Alongside Film Premiere
With the worlds of entertainment and streetwear joining forces in recent months, a powerhouse in the form of Marvel Studios is taking a stab at the sneaker game with their upcoming flick, Black Panther.
With the help of Puma and BAIT, Marvel’s latest superhero to feature on the big screen will now be immortalised in the form of sneakers.
Two pairs take centre stage in this collection, namely all-black versions of the Puma Tsugi and the Mostro Mid with EVOknit uppers.
Both pairs are extremely limited with only 300 pairs of the Tsugi and 100 pairs of the Mostro to be released to the public.
To stand a chance to purchase the pair, an online ballot will take place on BAIT’s Image: BAIT[/caption][caption id="attachment_11593" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image: BAIT[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11592" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image: BAIT[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11591" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image: BAIT[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11590" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image: BAIT[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11589" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image: BAIT[/caption]
Superga Teams Up With The Avengers on a Marvel Sneaker Collection
Look out sneaker-loving geeks! Superga is teaming up with Marvel Comics on a three-piece collection featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers.
Captain America, Iron Man and Spider-Man will each be receiving their own sneaker in the form of Superga’s best-selling 2750 model.[caption id="attachment_8828" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Superga Singapore[/caption]
Decked out in comic strips, the sneakers will come with contrasting branded tabs on the side and back to highlight the distinctive colours of each hero, alongside the 2750’s original features such as the vulcanised rubber sole and silver metallic rivets.
The kicks will come in both adult and kids sizing. The adult collection will range from EU 35-44 and will retail for S$109.90. The junior pairs, on the other hand, will trade laces for Velcro straps with sizes from EU 29-34 and a S$89.90 price tag.
Each pair will also come with an exclusively designed shoe box for showing off.
The collection will launch on October 6, 2017, the same day as the opening of Superga’s brand new outlet at Westgate Mall.[caption id="attachment_8830" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Superga Singapore[/caption]
All three pairs will be available from Superga flagship stores at Wheelock Place, Vivocity and Westgate Mall.
Here Are 5 Things To Look Out For At This Year’s STGCC
The Singapore Toy,Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year, and throughout the years they continue to impress and show off the latest trends in Pop Culture.
Fans from all parts of the world swarm in to this “little red dot” just for this spectacular occasion. It’s no secret that STGCC gets bigger and better every year and for the first time in the 10 years there will be three exhibit halls instead of the usual two. The guest line up for this year includes Marvel Comics editor C.B. Cebulski, Disney artist James C. Mulligan and many more that will leave fans flabbergasted.
Happening on the 9th and 10th of September at the Marina Bay Sands Expo (Halls D, E, F) here are FIVE things that you should look out for at this years STGCC.
1. Entire hall dedicated to gaming[caption id="attachment_7736" align="alignnone" width="1572"] image: STGCC[/caption]
For the first time STGCC has appointed an entire hall just for gaming. Indulge in the ultimate gaming experience by trying out the latest gaming products and spectate eSports tournaments happening at the same time. Tournaments consists of DOTA 2 – Singapore Qualifier and CS:GO – Singapore Qualifier. Teams will be competing for a total prize pool of SGD$20,000. The winners of the two qualifiers will represent Singapore in the APAC Regional Qualifiers in Philippines happening on the 26-29 October 2017. This hall is set to be extremely hyped, so bring along your game face.
2. Experience the ultimate Star Wars experience[caption id="attachment_7737" align="alignnone" width="1572"] image: STGCC[/caption]
An entire zone will be committed to give Star Wars fan a journey they will never forget. A replica of Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer first of its kind in South East Asia will be available for viewing, if that’s not enough to get your pods racing “i mean, hearts racing” there will also be fan-built vehicle replicas, games, collectibles and many more. Words alone cant justify how amazing the Star Wars zone is going to be, so do not miss out on this zone and May The Force Be With You!
3. Exclusive and limited edition toys[caption id="attachment_7738" align="alignnone" width="1572"] image: STGCC[/caption]
For all you collectors do not miss out on exclusive and limited edition toys . There will be limited quantities, so as hard as it is to avoid distractions and get carried away by other attractions, collectors and fans should make this their first priority if you hope to get your hands on exclusive DC and Marvel figurine. A good nights rest should get you ready for this.
4. Japanese pop music[caption id="attachment_7739" align="alignnone" width="1572"] image: STGCC[/caption]
Japanese pop music has made its appearance in STGCC throughout the years, and fans have waited a year to see them perform again. Vocal groups such as “Color Pointe” and “Tokyo CLEAR’S” along with composer “Yunomi feat. nicamoq, producer group “REDSHiFT and DJ Margenal will all be performing at STGCC this year.
5. POP fun zone[caption id="attachment_7744" align="alignnone" width="1200"] image: STGCC[/caption]
The POP fun zone is a area for you to rest and relax, with food and a play area for your children the POP fun zone is a must look out for to give those feet a rest and to fill those hunger cravings after burning out from all the excitement.
If you have not purchased a ticket yet, do not panic because they are still available online and purchasable at the door.
Online Ticket Price -STGCC ALL ACCESS PASS:
- 1-Day Pass : S$19
- 2-Day Pass: S$28
- VIP Tickets: S$85
Door Ticket Price -STGCC ALL ACCESS PASS:
- 1-Day Pass : S$21
- 2-Day Pass: S$30
- VIP Tickets: S$85
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Thanos Actor Josh Brolin To Star As Cable in Deadpool 2
The sequel to 2016’s R-rated hit Deadpool has found its Cable, and it’s none other than Thanos himself, Josh Brolin.
The Academy Award-nominated actor will now have two Marvel Comics characters on his resume, signing on with Fox for a total of four films.
In the comics, Cable is the son of Cyclops, and has telepathic and telekinetic powers. Having been transported into the future as a infant, Cable returns to the present as an adult, hence the odd age difference between him and his father.
Watch The First Trailer For Thor: Ragnarok
Good news, comic book fans! Marvel has just released the first trailer for the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok film on YouTube and Facebook.
The first footage of the third installment in the God of Thunder’s film franchise has been long-awaited, especially due to its promise for large-scale action.
Directed by Taika Waititi, the film features not one but two members of the Avengers, with Hulk making an appearance as well. As shown in the trailer, the pair face off in a gladiator battle before teaming up on a buddy road trip movie through the galaxies.
Thor: Ragnarok releases in theatres later this year in November.
Watch the trailer above.