Thursday, March 22, 2012
Chris Hemsworth Powers Into 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
Star of THOR, THE AVENGERS, and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN To Headline Event at Pennsylvania Convention Center June 2
NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, March 19, 2012 – Millions of fans flocked to theaters to see him as the God of Thunder in the blockbuster film THOR last summer and are eagerly anticipating his next potential hit Marvel movie, THE AVENGERS, in the spring. This June, they can meet Chris Hemsworth as he headlines Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, June 2, where he will sign autographs, pose for Photo Ops and greet well-wishers.
One of Hollywood's fastest-risers, Hemsworth was first introduced to US audiences in STAR TREK, which led to his starring role in THOR, which grossed nearly a half billion dollars worldwide. In addition to THE AVENGERS, releasing nationwide on May 4, just a month prior to his appearance in Philadelphia, This summer Hemsworth will also star as the ‘Huntsman’ in Universal’s big revisionist fairy tale SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, opposite Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart. Also set for 2012 releases, Hemsworth will star in Dan Bradley's remake of RED DAWN in the role originated by Patrick Swayze and in Joss Whedon's THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.
“Chris Hemsworth has captivated audiences across the world, and he will be an immense hit at Philadelphia Comic Con,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World Board of Directors. “He is, in short, a Hollywood superstar and we're ecstatic that he will help make this the best show we have ever had in Philadelphia.”
VIP tickets are available now for fans who want to secure their opportunity to meet Hemsworth at the event.
Philadelphia Comic Con returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, May 31 – June 3, featuring dozens of celebrity guests, hundreds of superstar artists, industry professionals, dealer booths and more. The event, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
For more on the 2012 Philadelphia Comic Con, visit
About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworldcomiccon.com.
***** SAVE THE 2012 DATES *****
April 14-15 – Toronto Comic Con
June 1-3 – Philadelphia Comic Con
August 9-12 – Chicago Comic Con
September 29-30 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28 – Austin Comic Con
TBD 2013 – New Orleans Comic Con