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Avengers and Captain America movie star Anthony Mackie is no longer coming to Comic Con Africa

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When Jason Momoa had to cancel his trip to South Africa for the inaugural Comic Con Africa, many a sigh of disappointment could be heard. But while Momoa’s absence had resulted in a huge hole being left in the Comic Con Africa guest list, Avenger and Captain America star Anthony Mackie stepped up to the plate to still give eager fans a taste of Hollywood with his confirmed appearance at the upcoming convention.

Unfortunately, that’s no longer happening.

Thanks to Mother Nature being a fiend, hurricane weather in the US of A has resulted in many flights being grounded, which has also had the knock-on effect of Mackie no longer being able to catch a plane down to sunny South Africa. Major bummer, but fret not! Comic Con Africa will still have plenty of the Critical Hit crew wandering around the showfloor this weekend.

And other actors, but we all know who you’re really coming to see on the weekend.

Last Updated: September 13, 2018


  1. Bummer. The Falcon was grounded.


  2. Matthew Figueira

    September 13, 2018 at 14:02



  3. Original Heretic

    September 13, 2018 at 14:16

    Wow, this event is as cursed as UFC151.


  4. Lord Chaos

    September 13, 2018 at 14:21

    Wait! You’re gonna be there?
    Is it too late to sell my tickets? 😛


    • Admiral Chief

      September 13, 2018 at 15:00



  5. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    September 13, 2018 at 15:03

    I’m sure that was the reason.


    • Original Heretic

      September 13, 2018 at 15:21

      Yeah, for all we know he recently listened to Kamikaze and hearing all those pseudo-rappers getting roasted left him huddled in his bathtub, flashbacks of 8 Mile dominating his psyche, going full on Rain Man. “D-don’t fuck with M-marshal…d-don’t f-fuck with the R-rap God…”


      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        September 14, 2018 at 10:58

        What the what? I’m seriously out of touch with what you’re referring to.


        • Original Heretic

          September 14, 2018 at 11:14

          Anthony Mackie played the “bad guy” role in 8 Mile. He gets destroyed by Em in the final scene in that rap battle.
          Eminem recently released a suprise album, Kamikaze. In the title track, he lays into a whole bunch of current day rappers.
          Eminem’s real name is Marshal Mathers.

          Do…do I really need to explain this further?


          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            September 14, 2018 at 14:27

            Ohhh shit I forgot that movie! And haven’t heard Em’s new stuff. I guess it doesn’t really Mather to me anymore.

          • Original Heretic

            September 14, 2018 at 14:35

            Also haven’t heard the new stuff, I only saw the internet explode with the reactions to Em destroying the various rappers out there.

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            September 14, 2018 at 14:39

            I must watch this. It Mathers now

  6. Funnynel42

    September 13, 2018 at 17:32

    It’s sad that this happened but it is understandable and out of his control. While it does suck, the rest of the event might even still be worth it.

    On another note, will Nolan North or Troy Baker be there? I know it’s a definitive no.
    When Comic Con was first announced to be here and now suddenly nothing exists except for a ton of news articles confirming they will be here. They removed all marketing materials about it too and informed no one of it.
    The only reason I bought tickets for this event was for the chance to meet them, but now I feel cheated.


  7. Skittle

    September 13, 2018 at 18:12

    Damn, no R600 photo for me


  8. Skittle

    September 13, 2018 at 18:13

    So how many WELL KNOWN celebrities are actually coming? 1.. 2?


  9. fleshtwister

    September 14, 2018 at 08:26

    Man, Comic-Con SA is sounding lamer by the day…


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