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Big-screen Avengers Paul Rudd and Anthony Mackie help kick off the new Avengers Campus

Disney kicked off its brand new Avengers Campus at Disney’s California Adventure theme park in Anaheim, California, with the help of some big-screen heroes.

Paul Rudd, who plays Ant-Man, and Anthony Mackie, who plays The Falcon and the newly-minted Captain America, was part of the Wednesday night festivities.

They were joined by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Iron Man director Jon Favreau and Disney’s Bob Chapek for the opening ceremony. 

Heroes: Disney kicked off its brand new Avengers Campus at Disney’s California Adventure theme park in Anaheim, California, with the help of some big-screen heroes

Anthony arrives: Paul Rudd, who plays Ant-Man, and Anthony Mackie, who plays The Falcon and the newly-minted Captain America, was part of the Wednesday night festivities

Anthony arrives: Paul Rudd, who plays Ant-Man, and Anthony Mackie, who plays The Falcon and the newly-minted Captain America, was part of the Wednesday night festivities

Chapek revealed during his opening remarks that, ‘If you’ve ever wanted to be a superhero, and who among us hasn’t, this is the place for you,’ adding it was the first ‘Avengers-themed land anywhere in the world.’

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, clad in his traditional black baseball cap, grey suit coat, jeans and black Nike sneakers, also took to the stage, adding he could, ‘not be more excited’ to open the Avengers Campus.

Feige also pointed to the full-sized Quinjet, the custom jet that the Avengers used in the movies, adding Avengers Campus is the ‘only place in the world’ to see an actual Quinjet.

Bob speaks: Chapek revealed during his opening remarks that, 'If you've ever wanted to be a superhero, and who among us hasn't, this is the place for you,' adding it was the first 'Avengers-themed land anywhere in the world'

Bob speaks: Chapek revealed during his opening remarks that, ‘If you’ve ever wanted to be a superhero, and who among us hasn’t, this is the place for you,’ adding it was the first ‘Avengers-themed land anywhere in the world’

Kevin speaks: Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, clad in his traditional black baseball cap, grey suit coat, jeans and black Nike sneakers, also took to the stage, adding he could, 'not be more excited' to open the Avengers Campus

Kevin speaks: Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, clad in his traditional black baseball cap, grey suit coat, jeans and black Nike sneakers, also took to the stage, adding he could, ‘not be more excited’ to open the Avengers Campus

Quinjet: Feige also pointed to the full-sized Quinjet, the custom jet that the Avengers used in the movies, adding Avengers Campus is the 'only place in the world' to see an actual Quinjet

Quinjet: Feige also pointed to the full-sized Quinjet, the custom jet that the Avengers used in the movies, adding Avengers Campus is the ‘only place in the world’ to see an actual Quinjet

He added the Campus will ‘never be completed,’ adding it will continually evolve along with the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Feige added that fans will also be able to enjoy shawarma for themselves with two carts where fans can enjoy the food, which all of the Avengers were seen eating in the now-iconic post-credit scene from 2012’s Marvel’s  The Avengers.

Feige then introduced Paul Rudd, who will start shooting Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantummania this summer, who took to the stage in a slick salmon suit.

Evolve: He added the Campus will 'never be completed,' adding it will continually evolve along with the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Evolve: He added the Campus will ‘never be completed,’ adding it will continually evolve along with the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Paul arrives: Feige then introduced Paul Rudd, who will start shooting Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantummania this summer, who took to the stage in a slick salmon suit

Paul arrives: Feige then introduced Paul Rudd, who will start shooting Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantummania this summer, who took to the stage in a slick salmon suit

Rudd began by stating how incredible it is to be there, ‘in person,’ joking that his favorite part of the campus is the Pym Test Kitchen.

He also introduced a video package featuring Marvel stars Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Paul Bettany (Vision) and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel).

Director Jon Favreau, whose 2008 film Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also took part in the ceremony.

Incredible: Rudd began by stating how incredible it is to be there, 'in person,' joking that his favorite part of the campus is the Pym Test Kitchen

Incredible: Rudd began by stating how incredible it is to be there, ‘in person,’ joking that his favorite part of the campus is the Pym Test Kitchen

Introduce: He also introduced a video package featuring Marvel stars Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Paul Bettany (Vision) and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)

Introduce: He also introduced a video package featuring Marvel stars Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Paul Bettany (Vision) and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)

Jon Favreau: Director Jon Favreau, whose 2008 film Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also took part in the ceremony

Jon Favreau: Director Jon Favreau, whose 2008 film Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also took part in the ceremony

‘When we made the first Iron Man film back in 2008, we had no idea how it was going to be received by the fans. But Iron Man ignited the imagination of fans all over the world,’ Favreau said.

Feige then brought out all of the costumed cast members who will be playing all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes at the park, before Anthony Mackie arrived from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, who has become the new Captain America.

He came onto the stage carrying the same leather bag containing the Captain America shield that he was holding in the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Costume: Feige then brought out all of the costumed cast members who will be playing all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes at the park, before Anthony Mackie arrived from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, who has become the new Captain America

Costume: Feige then brought out all of the costumed cast members who will be playing all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes at the park, before Anthony Mackie arrived from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, who has become the new Captain America

Anthony: He came onto the stage carrying the same leather bag containing the Captain America shield that he was holding in the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Anthony: He came onto the stage carrying the same leather bag containing the Captain America shield that he was holding in the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

‘I’ve loved being part of these movies and, now, with Disney Plus, this series,’ Mackie began.

‘It was an emotional moment for me to be in these films, and when Sam Wilson finally became Captain America, it was a moment that’s all about the future,’ he added.

‘A moment where kids of all races can look at Captain America and maybe see a little bit of themselves,’ he said.

Themselves: 'A moment where kids of all races can look at Captain America and maybe see a little bit of themselves,' he said

Themselves: ‘A moment where kids of all races can look at Captain America and maybe see a little bit of themselves,’ he said

Mackie then introduced the cast member who is playing the new Captain America on Avengers Campus, handing him the iconic shield.

With all of the heroes in place, Avengers Campus was ‘activated’ with an explosive fireworks, set to the iconic Avengers theme, as the ceremony came to an end.

Avengers Campus opens to the public at Disney California Adventure on June 4. 

Campus Cap: Mackie then introduced the cast member who is playing the new Captain America on Avengers Campus, handing him the iconic shield

Campus Cap: Mackie then introduced the cast member who is playing the new Captain America on Avengers Campus, handing him the iconic shield

Fireworks: With all of the heroes in place, Avengers Campus was 'activated' with an explosive fireworks, set to the iconic Avengers theme, as the ceremony came to an end

Fireworks: With all of the heroes in place, Avengers Campus was ‘activated’ with an explosive fireworks, set to the iconic Avengers theme, as the ceremony came to an end

Spider-Man: The Avengers Campus Spider-Man crawls over the Stark Motors building

Spider-Man: The Avengers Campus Spider-Man crawls over the Stark Motors building

Spider-Bot: A Spider-Bot is featured on a backpack in the Avengers Campus

Spider-Bot: A Spider-Bot is featured on a backpack in the Avengers Campus

Web shooter: A web shooter demonstration took place at Avengers Campus

Web shooter: A web shooter demonstration took place at Avengers Campus

Campus heroes: The Avengers Campus Doctor Strange is featured

Campus heroes: The Avengers Campus Doctor Strange is featured

New Doc: The Avengers Campus Doctor Strange puts on a demonstration

New Doc: The Avengers Campus Doctor Strange puts on a demonstration

Dora Milaje: The Avengers Campus Dora Milaje show off their skills

Dora Milaje: The Avengers Campus Dora Milaje show off their skills

Spidey pose: Fans pose with Spider-Man at Avengers Campus

Spidey pose: Fans pose with Spider-Man at Avengers Campus


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