KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 — Actor-director Aaron Aziz has yet another designation to add to his ever-growing resume, namely being Malaysia’s celebrity ambassador for the upcoming superhero movie, “Marvel’s Ant-Man”.
“We are constantly looking for creative ways to connect and engage with our fans,” said Amit Malhotra, General Manager, Studio Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Southeast Asia, in a press statement.
“With Aaron Aziz as Celebrity Ambassador and the social media campaign for Marvel’s Ant-Man, we hope Malaysian fans will feel excited and inspired by the movie’s thrilling yet heartwarming plot and charismatic superhero.”
Aaron is chosen for his positive attributes, similar to what the ant-sized superhero has. The local star has always been viewed as a positive celebrity role model in Malaysia as not only is he known to be a doting and hands-on father, he is also seen as a strong, persistent and yet humorous celebrity figure.
Fans will get a chance to watch “Marvel’s Ant-Man” with the “KL Gangster” star at the gala preview screening on July 15 at Golden Screen Cinemas, 1 Utama Shopping Mall. Details of the contest are available on the celebrity ambassador’s social media.
“Marvel’s Ant-Man” follows Scott Lang, who is a good man despite having turned to crime in his past in order to support his family. His one goal in life after being released from jail is to become a good father to his young daughter, Cassie. When Dr Hank Pym makes a discovery that enables one to get the abilities of an ant, Scott Lang becomes Ant-Man.
“Marvel’s Ant-Man” opens in cinemas this 16 July 2015.