Grumpy Geek Bryan and Commando Geek Jun Heng had an absolute blast at last year’s AsiaPOP Comic Con (APCC) in Manila, and it looks like this year’s upcoming con will be bigger and better, because a certain Marvel star is coming!
The APCC Manila Facebook page had teased it on Thursday evening with this post:
We clocked that oh-so-familiar silhouette almost immediately as belonging to Hayley Atwell of Agent Carter.
We here at Geek Crusade are HUGE fans of Agent Carter and were incredibly disappointed when ABC didn’t renew the show for a third season. However, Atwell is keeping herself busy, having been cast in a lead role for new show Convictions. Her last public appearance was a couple of weeks ago at the Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia, along with about half of the MCU.
That last sentence was no exaggeration. In addition to Atwell, these were the other MCU actors who made appearances at Wizard World Philly: Stanley Tucci, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, FREAKIN’ TOM HIDDLESTON, and Chrises Hemsworth and Evans. I repeat, HEMSWORTH AND EVANS.
While our regional cons may never be able to attract so many MCU actors at once, I’m just glad that Hayley Atwell and I will be on the same damn continent!
And okay, APCC Manila did manage to get Paul Bettany to make an appearance last year, while Jason Momoa (aka Khal Drogo and the soon-to-be Aquaman) and Agent Carter’s Chad Michael Murray both had to cancel last minute.
Having made it to the Holy Grail of all cons last year in San Diego, I wasn’t too keen on going to APCC (taking place August 26-28) so soon after. But now that Atwell will soon be officially announced as a headliner, I am very, very tempted.
Will you be making your way down to Manila for Hayley Atwell? Tell us!