KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — Malaysia’s “own” superhero Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, today spared some time from his busy schedule to assemble with the Avengers at the Pavilion, here.

The 93-year old prime minister, accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali was greeted by an almost-complete team of Avengers, including Iron Man, Thanos and Captain America.

But afraid not. Malaysia is not on crisis and the Avengers were not even the real actors themselves, just cosplayers.

The meet-up was arranged for the launching of the first ever Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes exhibition by Captain Malaysia himself, Dr Mahathir.

Asked on the exhibition which would be opened for the public starting tomorrow until October 27, Dr Mahathir who was brought on tour around the exhibition said it was amazing to see how film technologies had progressed.

“To produce a film in the past, the cartoons had to be drawn by hand, but now there is no necessity for this, just use animation,” he said.

Named Thanos as his favourite character, Dr Mahathir believed that the exhibition would attract a huge crowd as it displayed real charactors’ costumes among others.

Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes exhibition is licensed by The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia to Crave Alive and Beast Kingdom, who worked in collaboration with Samsung Malaysia, Maybank, and KLOOK to bring this experience to life.

The exhibition to be held at Level 10, Pavillion transports visitors into the multi-sensory world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, celebrating the first 10 years of Marvel Studios' films, from Iron Man (2008) to the record-breaking blockbuster Avengers: Endgame (2019), through 10 immersive galleries featuring original movie props, costumes, concept art and interactive experiences.

Visitors will also have the chance to purchase Marvel exclusive merchandise, from t-shirts, stationery, bags, and collectible items, including selected pieces that are being sold in Malaysia for the very first time.

Entrance fee is RM48 per adult and RM28 per kids. — Bernama