“What a Lovely Day” and a “Beastly” good time it is for movie and pop fans around the
region as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 (APCC Manila) confirmed Hollywood actor Nicholas
Hoult as the latest celebrity headliner to hit the stage of the biggest pop culture convention
slated on August 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Hoult, who made his acting debut with the 1996 Canadian-British film Intimate Relations,
is best known for playing mutant scientist Beast in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of
Future Past, War Boy Nux in Mad Max: Fury Road, protagonist Jack in Jack the Giant Slayer,
and R in Warm Bodies.
In the past, Hoult starred in the independent, science fiction drama Young Ones
opposite Michael Shannon and Elle Fanning and directed by Jake Paltrow, which premiered at
the Sundance Film Festival. He also starred opposite Colin Firth in Tom Ford’s directorial debut
A Single Man to rave reviews.
Hoult’s most recent movie appearances were in Drake Doremus’ film Equals, a futuristic
drama also starring Kristen Stewart, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, as well as the
British independent production Kill Your Friends, based on a novel by John Niven.
He has recently finished shooting writer/director Danny Strong’s directorial debut Rebel in
the Rye, in which he plays a young J.D. Salinger; and he will also be seen in the film Sand
Castle for director Fernando Coimbra, in which he portrays an American soldier on a mission to
help a village at the end of the war in Iraq.
For the fans of Hoult, APCC Manila is offering Autograph, Photograph and Meet & Greet
session tickets with the actor, which will be available soon for purchase on SM Tickets website,
https://smtickets.com/, or at all SM Tickets outlets.
APCC Manila 2016 tickets are now available via SM Tickets with ticket prices PhP550
(one-day pass), PhP850 (two-day pass), and PhP1,050 (three-day pass). All these will give the
ticketholder access to stage activities, performances, and the main show floor. The event is free
for children aged five years and below for all days, but a valid identification is required for
verification purposes before entering the show floor.