AGENT Carter star Hayley Atwell decided to skip this year’s ComicCon Asia, citing perceived “political unrest” in the country.
Atwell, who plays Peggy Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was scheduled to grace the event slated for March 24 and 25 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
“We wish to inform everyone that Hayley Atwell has decided to cancel her appearance in the 2018 ComicCon Asia due to the perceived ‘political unrest in the country.’ In a message sent to us, Hayley said that ‘she is not comfortable making the trip’ at this time,” organizers of ComicCon Asia 2018 said in a statement on the group’s Facebook page.
“While we maintain that ComicCon Asia remains a safe space for people who are united towards a common goal—that is, to shine a light on Asian artistry and talent—we respect the decision of Ms. Atwell and thank her and her team for their time during this whole process.”
Organizers assured customers who already bought tickets to see the 35-year-old British-American actress that they will be given a refund.
Prior to Atwell’s announcement, 95-year-old Marvel stalwart Stan Lee also decided to cancel his attendance to the two-day event, citing health concerns.