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Avengers assemble to unveil Infinity Stone in Singapore

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along with "Avengers: War" cast members Robert , and revealed that the Soul Stone, which the supervillain is searching for to rule the galaxy, is here.

While the locations of five stones -- Time, Space, Power, and Reality -- are known, the Soul Stone is yet to appear. It turns out that it is in at

The team of the superhero ensemble, ahead of its release, assembled here on Monday to unveil the stone at an event where they met around 7,000 fans from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Malaysia, and

The event was also attended by young critically ill "honorary Avengers", who were sworn in by on Sunday, in a ceremony organised by Make-A-Wish

Then the Hollywood stars walked on the purple carpet, which was probably inspired by the colour of Thanos, to take selfies with the fans, who sported masks or were armed with their toys and posters.

"I know you have been waiting patiently for a few hours or more and some of you all day long," Joe, one half of the Russo brothers, told the screaming fans.

The director, accompanied by his wife and daughters, seemed to be loving it as he patiently signed autographs and posed in front of thousands of cameras.

He was later joined by Gillan, who plays Nebula in the forthcoming Marvel Studios'

"I shaved off all my hair which was very long. Marvel guys are amazing. They made me a wig of my own hair which I sometimes wear it for comedic purposes. It's really creepy," she said on the stage facing her fans.

Then a portal was created, just like the one in the Cumberbatch-starrer "Doctor Strange". This it was done without a sling ring.

Looking at it, the said: "That was truly terrifying."

The British actor, whose love for is not unknown, joined his hands in a 'namaste" to greet the audience. This comes days after he was slammed by his Korean fans when he mistakenly bowed the wrong way twice during his stay in

After praising "very generous and fun" , he spoke highly of the young --

"is 21 years old but he is much wiser," said Cumberatch, whose blue coat and pants matched his eye colour.

A few minutes later, fireworks and a loud cheer welcomed "Iron Man" star on stage. It was his first in so, the fans greeted him together and shouted "Hi Robert".

As he shared the stage with Cumberbatch, he joked: "Sorry (The Hulk) the science bro thing is over, it's now about the Batch."

The sweet bond between Cumberbatch and could also be seen on the purple carpet when the British ran up to him with a fan's artwork that featured the two "Sherlock" stars.

On who would defeat Thanos, Downey Jr. said: "Here's my guess ... because is not in the posters, I think he is the only one who can beat "

Finally, Joe said: "As the of the I was able to influence the stone's location."

Then the fans raised their hands with bands and shouted "assemble". A few seconds later, the Soul Stone, made with lights and water, appeared at the

To find out who wins the epic battle, watch "Avengers: War" in from April 27 onwards.

(The writer's trip to Singapore is at the invitation of can be contacted at Natalia.n@Ian'




Natalia Ningthoujam

Principal Correspondent & Senior Sub-editor


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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 23:18 IST