Team Captain America unites at Marina Bay
Thousands of fans turn up to see the director and cast of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War at The Skating Rink
Singapore (21 April 2016) – Marvel and movie fans were out in full force at Marina Bay Sands this evening to support Team Captain America at one of the biggest blue carpet movie premieres in Singapore.
The blue carpet event, which is free to the general public, saw thousands of fans immerse themselves into the Marvel Cinematic Universe at The Skating Rink to catch a glimpse of the cast and director of one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.
The integrated resort rolled out the blue carpet in thematic boldness for the dream team of Captain America (Chris Evans), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and the film’s director Joe Russo for the Southeast Asia Blue Carpet and Premiere of the action blockbuster.
Adoring fans – some of whom came dressed as Captain America and other Marvel superheroes – cheered and screamed as the cast and director arrived at the Skating Rink. Among them were social media contest winner Mr. Muhd Alias, 36, whose photo was one of four winning entries picked from more than 1,000 posts with the hashtag #TeamCapMBS, allowing him and his daughter to snag a spot within the Skating Rink to watch the action up-close. He said: “This is a truly marvelous experience for me. I am so excited to see the cast of Captain America, and I am definitely looking forward to coming back to Marina Bay Sands tomorrow for the fireworks. Thank you Marina Bay Sands for this once in a life time opportunity, and for hosting the Instagram contest so that super fans like myself can get up close to our superheroes.”
The evening’s event was a key highlight of the Southeast Asia Blue Carpet & Premiere of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, and kicks off a four-day Captain America-themed festival at the Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands. The blue carpet event was also where fans could see the upcoming line of 1/8 scale collectibles from Marvel’s Captain America:Civil War from Comicave Studios.
The stars gave winning smiles as they walked the blue carpet, taking time to stop and mingle with fans and take selfies.
Although the cast may have swapped out their battle gear for sleek attire, they were still game to take on Sands for Singapore beneficiaries from the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN), Students Care Service and Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf), who fired a salvo of cheeky questions about life as a super hero.
The youth were among 25 beneficiaries who were invited to the event by Marina Bay Sands as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Sands for Singapore. They also hand- made Captain America-themed drawings, which were presented as gifts to the stars.
Mr. George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marina Bay Sands, said: “Over the past few years, Marina Bay Sands has had the privilege of playing host to international red carpet events and celebrities, and our iconic venue continues to be the destination for high-profile events such as the launch of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. As Singapore is selected as the location of choice for movie premieres and Hollywood film shoots, Marina Bay Sands hopes to play an instrumental role in driving that growth, taking the red carpet experience to new heights and showcasing the Republic as a world-class entertainment hub.”
Mr. Amit Malhotra, General Manager, Studio Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, said: “We are thrilled to bring one of the directors and select cast of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War to Singapore, providing Marvel fans the chance to meet their favorite Super Heroes in person! The Marvel Universe inspires fans with its epic storytelling centered around the human spirit. We are proud to work with Marina Bay Sands on what will certainly be an adventure-packed few days in Singapore.”
Earlier in the evening, the stars aligned at Marina Bay Sands’ iconic Infinity Pool as the cast and co-director of Captain America: Civil War posed for photos against the backdrop of the stellar city skyline.
The action continues on Friday, 22 April in an epic showdown between #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan as Evans, Mackie, Stan and Russo take over Marina Bay Sands and the Helix Bridge for a show-stopping light-up and fireworks display. The four stars are set to trigger off the #TeamCap Lights & Fireworks Show at the Helix Bridge, going up against #TeamIronMan in Europe, who have lit up the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Captain America: Civil War opens in theatres here on April 28. For more details about the movie and the blue carpet event, log onto www.marinabaysands.com/entertainment/captain-america- civil-war.html. Join the conversation online at #TeamCapMBS, #ChooseWisely #TeamCap .