'Avengers: Endgame' Vox Pop: What do Hong Kong teens think of Marvel superheroes?

We ask student fans what they love about the MCU characters, and who their real-life heroes are

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'Avengers: Endgame' hits cinemas on April 24.

To celebrate the release of Marvel’s intensely-anticipated Avengers: Endgame on April 24, Young Post took to the streets to ask students about their favourite superheroes – and whose powers they’d most like to have.

Jethro Lau and Jacky Lau, both 12, from Salesian English School said they’d been following the film franchise and were geared up for the next big instalment.

Jethro was particularly confident that the superhero squad could overcome any challenge that may come their way. “They’ll back each other up and do their best,” he said.

Seventeen-year-old Bosco Yu said he had always been into the series.

“I’m really excited about Endgame; I’ve even bought my ticket for April 24 already,” the Victoria Shanghai Academy student said.

“It’s been a really big thing over the past few years, something that everyone talks about.

“The Avengers really shows how people from different backgrounds can cooperate and work as a team.”

Rosaryhill School student Nancy Choi, 16, said she was excited to watch Endgame because the previous Avengers movie had left her wanting to know what would happen next.

As for the superpowers they wished they possessed, Celia Tse, 15, from Sacred Heart Canossian College, said she wanted to fly so she could experience the feeling of gliding freely through the sky.

Tony Stark will play an important role in 'Avengers: Endgame'.
Photo: Marvel Studios

Fellow Sacred Heart student Angel Ng, 14, said she’d like to have multiple doppelgängers because then she could work on all of her tasks simultaneously.

Jacky said his favourite superhero was the Hulk because he’s so strong. “And when he’s in his human form, he’s intelligent, because he’s a doctor,” he added.

Jethro said he prefers Spider-Man. “Even though he’s young, he has the power to save the world.”

Black Widow was a popular choice among the girls – not only, they said, because of how cool she looked, but how brave she was, too. “Although Black Widow was, for a long time, the only female Avenger, she is just as courageous and willing to risk her life as the guys,” said Celia.

But as Jacky pointed out, not all heroes wear capes.

“My father works night shifts. He’s the only person at home that’s working and supporting the rest of the family. So in my heart, he’s my hero,” said the student.

Jethro added that some of his teachers were his heroes. “If it weren’t for them, we probably wouldn’t know as much stuff as we do now,” he said.

Celia said her mother was her real-life hero.

“Even though she’s already quite tired from work, she still takes care of the housekeeping. I think she’s incredible.”

Bosco gave a shout-out to his superhero parents, too. “They brought me up and they work extra hard just to make my life easier.”

Edited by Nicole Moraleda

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