Evans, Hemsworth, Stan Among Wizard World Philadelphia Guests, June 4-5
Marvel blockbuster films such as Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers and Thor and hit TV programs such as Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D have attracted millions of fans, with megastars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Sebastian Stan among the main attractions. Now, those three plus popular supporting actors Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci and Frank Grillo will gather for the first time at Wizard World Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, June 4–5 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
All are scheduled to appear on both weekend days. Each of the eight will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops (solo and in several different themed combinations) and conduct interactive Q&A panels.
Evans, who has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors for both big budget and independent features, can next be seen in Captain America: Civil War , the third installment of Marvel’s Captain America franchise. In each film, Evans, who attended his first Wizard World event in New Orleans in January, reprises his role as the famed Marvel Comics character, “Steve Rogers,” who transforms into Captain America after volunteering for a top secret research project in hopes of defending America’s ideals. Both films grossed over $713 million each at box offices worldwide.
Hemsworth, a bit hit at last weekend’s Wizard World Cleveland show, was first introduced to U.S. audiences in Star Trek in 2009. Three years later, Hemsworth also starred in Universal’s big revisionist fairy tale Snow White And The Huntsman opposite Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart and in the horror feature The Cabin in the Woods. As prolific as 2012 was for the Melbourne, Australia, native, 2015 was even bigger, with four feature films including The Avengers: Age of Ultron, In the Heart of the Sea, Vacation and Blackhat. He also will play the lead in the sequel The Huntsman Winter’s War and a key role in the reboot of Ghostbusters , both scheduled for release this year.
Stan, who plays “Bucky” Barnes in both Winter Soldier and the 2011 Cap hit The First Avenger, has also had recurring roles on the TV series “Once Upon a Time” and “Gossip Girl” and has a Broadway track record that includes stints on hits “Talk Radio” and “Picnic.”
The Marvel stars join an already standout Wizard World Philadelphia celebrity field which includes David Duchovny, the Back to the Future trio of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson and The Walking Dead standout Norman Reedus, with many more to be announced.
Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 2, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.