Jon Avila plays a fumbling superhero in "Kapitan Boom"

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Written on 1:12 PM by Blogtopia

Jon Avila himself confirmed the news that he will play the lead role in the upcoming fantaserye Kapitan Boom, which is expected to air starting April 19 (Saturday).

He will both surprise and shock people with his thunderous arrival this April. A superhero like no other, viewers will be amused by the mighty yet sometimes unlucky Kapitan Boom. Created by the father of Pinoy superheroes Mars Ravelo, ABS-CBN's Komiks introduces the freshest delight of the new generation—though far from being perfect, he has a heart of gold.

During the MYX Music Awards held last March 26 at the Meralco Theater, Jon Avila told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that he will playing a character whom he described as a "fumbling superhero."

"I'm playing Kapitan Boom, which is coming out on April 19, tuwing Sabado," says Jon in his characteristic English accent. "It's a fantaserye-comedy-love story all rolled into one. It's a very exciting project because I'm learning new abilities as an actor. Using the harness, fight scenes...it's a very exciting role for me."

When asked to name his leading lady, he gives two names of young actresses: Maja Salvador and Marianna del Rio, the Brazilian girl who is said to be the cause of the major fight between Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz.

Jon excitedly describes the special abilities of Kapitan Boom. "Watch me flying around, fighting crime... I have a super shield, a super boom. I have the ability to fly. I also have three more hidden powers."

Jon, dubbed as the English Stallion during his stint in Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2, is also a member of the ASAP Cover Boys Plus who performs regularly in the Sunday noontime show.