In less than one month, DOCTOR STRANGE will open to theaters nationwide! In honor of the film’s upcoming release, Marvel Studios’ announced the launch of Hero Acts with a special video message from actor Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the upcoming Marvel adventure. Hero Acts is a new charitable initiative focused on bringing help and hope to kids around the world.
From now until the end of the year, Marvel Studios will donate five dollars ($5) to Save the Children, up to U.S. one million dollars, for every fan who uploads a photo of themselves in their favorite Marvel hero pose.Now before I get into the details, lets have Benedict explain the new initiative to you!
Couldn’t watch the video? No worries, I’ll explain! Marvel is collaborating with Fotition, a new social change platform, to power the experience on the brand-new website HeroActs website. On the site, fans will be able to upload their photo and choose from a selection of custom Marvel-themed overlays. They will then be able to post their photo directly to the Hero Acts gallery and to their other social channels using the hashtags #MarvelStudios and #HeroActs.
Check out this quick one I did from a photo of my son and I last Halloween when he went trick ‘r treating as Iron Man!
According to a recent press release, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios stated “After the experience of filming portions of ‘Doctor Strange’ in Nepal, our team was inspired to give back to the kids there and wanted to establish a larger ongoing program in support of children facing extraordinary circumstances.” He then went on to say, “For our first Marvel Studios: Hero Acts effort, we’re thrilled to team up with Save the Children, an organization with decades of experience improving the lives of children around the world.”
With fan participation, the donations made through Hero Acts can help Save the Children provide much-needed learning materials for as many as 123,000 kids in Nepal, Haiti, and the United States. It’s amazing to know that together, Marvel Studios and Marvel fans from all over, can help put these children on a path where they can learn, thrive, and strive toward a better future.
You can only submit one photo to the campaign. However, you can create more than one! After I submitted the photo of my son and I, he decided he wanted his own. Apparently this is his “Doctor Strange” face…. LOL!
To learn more, visit MarvelStudiosHeroActs.com.
Doctor Strange Trailer
The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. Scott Derrickson serves as directors with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts and C. Robert Cargill. Seriously, how cool and talented is the cast?
This film hits theaters on November 4!