Photo/IllutrationA scene from the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Comic Convention held on Nov. 30, 2018, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

Top Hollywood names from the "Avengers" movie franchise will be joining Tokyo Comic Con 2019, one of the world's largest pop culture events.

Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor, and Mark Ruffalo, who played Bruce Banner and his green alter ego Hulk, will join photograph sessions and autograph signings with other stars at the event Nov. 22-24 at Exhibition Halls 9-11 of Makuhari Mess in Chiba.

Tokyo Comic Con is a sister event of the original Silicon Valley Comic Con, founded by Stan Lee, the creator of "Spider-Man" and other Marvel comics, and Apple Inc. co-founded Steve Wozniak.

It brings together the latest technology and best in pop culture trends.

The third installment, held last year, drew a record 63,146 visitors during its three-day run.

Other stars expected to attend the fourth installment include Rupert Grint, best known as Ron Weasley from the "Harry Potter" movies, and Zackary Levi, who played the titular character in “Shazam!”

Actor Tadanobu Asano, who appeared as Hogun in “Thor: The Dark World” with Hemsworth, serves as the convention's ambassador, with Misato Ugaki serving as public relations manager.

Artwork by Zeng, a London-based animator and illustrator who won the grand prize in a competition hosted by the organizer to solicit illustrations for the event, was chosen as the main visual.

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