STORY WRITTEN BY ERIC DEVLIN
Digital First Media
The Avengers are coming to Philadelphia! Well, most of them anyway.
When the City of Brotherly Love plays host to the annual Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con June 2-5, the superheroes (and villains) from Marvel’s blockbuster series of movies will take the stage including Captain America himself Chris Evans, Thor star Chris Hemsworth, and the delightfully evil villain Loki star, Tom Hiddleston. They’ll be joined by fellow Marvel cast mates Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Sebastian Stan and Georges St-Pierre.
And those aren’t the only big names making the trek to the Pennsylvania Convention Center either.
Fans of the the “Back to the Future” trilogy will also get a chance to meet stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. Meanwhile, “The X-Files” star David Duchovny, “Arrow” star Stephen Amell and “The Walking Dead’s” Norman Reedus will also be in attendance.
“This will be the greatest collection of Marvel stars in one convention setting,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO in a press release. “As if it weren’t enough to have Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth return to the Tour, the addition of Tom Hiddleston in his only appearance all year is a huge coup for fans. When you combine that with Michael J. Fox, David Duchovny, Stephen Amell and Norman Reedus, among the many others already attending, this will be one show fans won’t want to miss.”
If you want to see any of the celebrities mentioned above, the chances of getting a photo or autograph are slim at this point. However, on Saturday they’ll all take the stage during Q&A panels in front of a live audience of hundreds of people, so if you get there early, you may get a seat. The times and halls are to be determined at this point, so be sure to check WizardWorld.com for more information.
The convention will run at different times depending on the day.
On Thursday June 2, it will be open from 3-8 p.m.
On Friday June 3, it will be open from 12- 7 p.m.
On Saturday June 4, it will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
And on Sunday June 5, it will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where can I find out more?
For a full listing of all the various things to see and do at this year’s Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, visit http://wizardworld.com/