Celebrity Fan Fest adds two stars to lineup
Make room, Aquaman and Mera. Cyclops and Storm look to make a big splash in San Antonio, too.
Celebrity Fan Fest has announced “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Dark Phoenix” stars Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp will appear at the comic and pop culture convention, which runs June 14-16 at Freeman Expo Halls and the Freeman Coliseum.
Sheridan and Shipp’s appearance will come just one week after the June 7 opening of “Dark Phoenix,” the sequel to 2016’s “X-Men: Apocalypse.” In the new film, Sheridan reprises his role as the eye-beam firing mutant Cyclops/Scott Summers, while Shipp returns as the weather-wielding mutant Storm/Ororo Munroe.
In addition to playing Cyclops, Sheridan sported virtual reality gear as the geeky main hero of “Ready Player One,” Steven Spielberg’s big-screen adaptation of the sci-fi novel. Shipp has starred in films such as “Love, Simon” and “Straight Outta Compton.”
For Celebrity Fan Fest, Sheridan and Shipp join “Aquaman” title star Jason Momoa and co-star Amber Heard, who played Mera in the December blockbuster.
Momoa kicked off the first Celebrity Fan Fest last year in November with fellow “Justice League” stars Ben Affleck and Ray Fisher.
“Star Trek” stars Robert Picardo (The Doctor on “Star Trek: Voyager”) and Walter Koenig (Chekov on the original “Star Trek” TV series) also will appear at this year’s Celebrity Fan Fest, which will include comic exhibitors, artists and vendors and gaming.
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