Dr Mahathir Mohamad today spared some time from his busy schedule to assemble with the Avengers at the Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur.
The 93-year-old prime minister, accompanied by his wife Dr Siti Hasmah Ali was greeted by an almost-complete team of Avengers, including Iron Man, Thanos and Captain America.
But fear not - Malaysia is not in crisis and the Avengers were not even the real actors themselves, just cosplayers.
The meet-up was arranged for the launching of the first ever ‘Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes’ Exhibition by Mahathir.
Asked on the exhibition which will be open to the public starting tomorrow until Oct 17, Mahathir, who was brought on tour around the exhibition said it was amazing to see how film technologies had progressed.
“To produce a film in the past, the cartoons had to be drawn by hand, but now there is no necessity for this, just use animation,” he said.
Naming Thanos as his favourite character, Mahathir believed that the exhibition would attract a huge crowd as it displayed real characters’ costumes among others.
The exhibition, which is being held at level 10 of the Pavilion, is organised by Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia together with Crave Alive and Beast Kingdom, in collaboration with Maybank, Samsung Malaysia and KLOOK.
It transports visitors into the multi-sensory world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, celebrating the first 10 years of Marvel Studios’ films, from Iron Man (2008) to the record-breaking blockbuster Avengers:Endgame (2019), through 10 immersive galleries featuring original movie props, costumes, concept art and interactive experiences.
Visitors will also have the chance to purchase Marvel exclusive merchandise, from T-shirts, stationery, bags, and collectible items, including selected pieces that are being sold in Malaysia for the very first time.
The entrance fee is RM48 per adult and RM28 per kids.