#51 (Apr 2014)

Welcome to Singapore, Spidey!

We hope the haze won’t affect you and your entourage too much. And we hope you like your stay here.

To our dear readers: Unless you’ve been meditating in a cave somewhere, the main cast and film-makers of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are in town to switch off the living daylights – sorry, we couldn’t resist! – across our Marina Bay skyline on 29 March. What?

Yes, Spider-Man is the first superhero ambassador for Earth Hour, and actors Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, director Marc Webb, and producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are here to turn off our lights so we can’t see the haze. We’re joking, of course.  But, in a way, the haze is part of the much bigger picture in their support of the global environment movement that’s geared towards saving the planet from the threats of global warming and the depletion of Earth’s natural resources and wildlife. Serious stuff, huh?

Well, the message is simple enough – to inspire individuals to use their power to become superheroes for the planet. Marc Webb couldn’t have said it better: “Earth Hour is a movement full of Super Heroes – people harnessing the power of the crowd to inspire change for the good of the planet. Imagine the possibilities when we come together and do more.” Indeed.

Ahead of their visit here, and in order to get this issue out in time for their visit, we met up with them in Los Angeles for a lengthy chat about the film and more. See what we have to go through just so you can have a nice canvas for their autographs? You’re welcome! Heh.

In case you haven’t noticed, we have boldly named this the Marvel issue. To fit into that grand scheme of things, we have also secured some exclusives for you, like a chat with the 77-year-old Robert Redford about his first involvement in a superhero movie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) in his long career; an X-Men: Days Of Future Past set-visit piece with contributions from Bryan Singer and his huge mutant cast; and the legendary Stan Lee! Who? Right!

Enjoy F*** and have fun during Earth Hour – some things are really more enjoyable in the dark…

See you at the movies!

Royston Loh

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