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Fans go crazy as Avengers assemble for 'Infinity War' red carpet event

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

Thousands of fans queued outside Sands Convention Centre today to meet their favourite superheroes -- star and -- making it one of the grandest Marvel red carpet events.

The stars were promoting their much-awaited film, Avengers: Infinity War in the city, Marvel's biggest ever superhero project, and the red carpet event was a proof of the curiosity surrounding the movie as thousands of fans from places such as the Philippines, Russia, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, and waited for hours to get a glimpse of the actors.

The first to arrive to the event was one half of the Russo brothers,

The filmmaker, who along with his brother played an important role in giving Marvel superhero films a new dimension, was joined by his wife and two daughters at the red carpet.

Russo, who has become popular among fans after "America: The Winter Soilder" and America: Civil War received a warm welcome from fans as he clicked pictures and gave autographs.

He was followed by Guardians of the Galaxy star Karen Gillian, better known to fans as Nebula. The Scottish made a dazzling entry tn the red carpet in a shimmery golden dress amid chants of Nebula from fans.

was the third to arrive for the event charmed fans by giving autographs and clicking selfies.

The biggest star of the evening was Downey Jr, who was welcomed by a thunderous applause from the crowd.

The has been playing for the past 10 years and his connect with the fans was quite visible as fans, wearing Iron-Man armour and carrying big posters of RDJ, tried their best to get his attention and he enthusiastically responded, frequently stopping to give autographs and pose of selfies.

In a heartwarming moment, came to the aid of a young fan by bringing a handmade poster to for his autograph.

RDJ had also invited kids from foundation, whom he declared honorary Avengers. The actor paid a surprise visit to the foundation yesterday. All children involved are currently battling critical illnesses.

Soon after meeting their fans the stars made their way to the stage with Russo welcoming them.

While Gillian came on the stage with fireworks in the background, Cumberbatch made the like entry through a portal-like gateway. With the theme music playing in the background Downey Jr's welcome on stage was as grand as his superhero persona.

This has to be the coolest ever fan event, Downey Jr, who was in the city for the first time, said.

Russo said he decided to come back to city after he saw the love fans here had for Marvel movies during his last visit two years ago for with America: Civil War.

The event concluded with Russo making a special request to fans to switch on their LED wrist bands and raise their hands as he said Avengers assemble.

The fans were treated to a surprise with a giant image of the last Infinity Stone, the last of the stones that the supervillain Thanos is seeking in the movie.

As the stars posed for the final time, the was lit up with red and blue lights.

Avengers: Infinity War also featuring Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Pratt, releases on April 27 in

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 00:15 IST