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MEFCC Reveals First Wave Of Headliners For 2019 edition

Each year Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) hosts some of the biggest names from pop culture and this year promises another exciting edition, announcing Ross Marquand and Mike Colter among their first wave of headliners.

‘Red Skull’ star Ross Marquand headlining 2019 MEFCC

Most of you may know him from The Walking Dead series and some may know him from Avengers: Infinity War. Well, Ross Marquand is an actor of numerous talents, like celebrity impressions, voice-overs and comedy. The 37-year-old star came a long way before landing the lead role of zombie killer Aaron from The Walking Dead. The post-apocalyptic horror TV show is now in its ninth season and boasts two Emmy’s. What’s more, Marquand was cast to play the villainous ‘Red Skull’ in ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ the highest-grossing movie of all time.

‘Luke Cage’ star Mike Colter at 2019 MEFCC

It’s evident that Hollywood is going through a new phase, with African-American stars taking up lead roles in superhero films and franchises, and Mike Colter is a major force in the wave of new actors. The 42-year-old actor’s career started off with supporting roles in TV shows like “Taking Chance” and “RInger,” until he got his big breakthrough role as ‘Luke Cage’ in Jessica Jones, landing him with a TV show entirely based on his character and a role in Marvel’s ‘The Defenders.’

MEFCC begins this April

Middle East Film & Comic Con kicks off from Thursday, 11th-Saturday, 13th April at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event will be host to an array of exclusive unreleased film previews, meet-and-greets with headliners workshops and gaming tournaments. Single day tickets are available for Dhs 115 and an advance three-day pass is available for Dhs 185, valid till 21st February.