Filipinos and the Philippines were well represented in Marvel Studios’ new feature film, Avengers: Infinity War which opened worldwide last week, and in the U.S. last Friday, April 27.
Three Filipino American actors (above), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds of "Spider-Man: Homecoming"), Ethan Dizon (Tiny McKeever of "Spider-Man: Homecoming") and Dave Bautista (Drax The Destroyer of "Guardians of the Galaxy") have officially appeared in the highest-grossing opening weekend film in the history of cinema!
Near the end of the movie, Thanos (played by James Brolin) teleports to a random planet that turned out to have been inspired by the Philippines. A spokesperson from Disney have reported that the filmmakers, Anthony Russo and Joe Russo at Marvel Studios selected the Ifugao Province — specifically the Banaue Rice Terraces in the Cordillera Region of the Philippines.
Edwin Santos began blogging in 1995 when he was hired as Editor for the award-winning fansite, The Towne Cryer News on Renée Zellweger. He wrote about the entertainment business and film reviews of Zellweger's films until 2000.