Back in March of last year, Marvel announced that they had teamed with Feld Entertainment, the company behind Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, and Disney Live, to create an unprecedented arena experience featuring the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe. At New York Comic Con, Joe Quesada announced that this show would be known as ‘Marvel Universe LIVE!’. Shortly after the news was shared, the first teaser went live and we learned that in the summer of 2014, the battle for the Tesseract would be coming to arenas all around the country and would feature beloved characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Hulk, Wolverine, and Loki, among others. Now, thanks to a press release for Marvel’s first-ever live tour announcing that tickets are on sale now at the show’s official site, we have even more details about what we can expect from this portal into the pages of Marvel Comics.
According to the press release, ‘Marvel Universe LIVE!’ will be starting it’s 85-city tour with the world premiere at New York City’s Barclays Center on August 13th before making it’s way to the likes of Washington D.C., Nashville, Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and many more locations throughout North America. But what will you see once the tour makes it way to your town? Find out about the race to save the universe from the Cosmic Cube below:
Concept Art for Tony Stark’s Lab in ‘Marvel Universe LIVE!’
‘Marvel Universe LIVE!’ will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest. The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.
To defeat Loki, Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes must band together, including The Avengers – Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Thor along with Spider-Man and Wolverine, must trek across the globe to retrieve the Cosmic Cube fragments and unite them. As the Super Heroes track the Cube, they will encounter some of their biggest adversaries including Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Red Skull, Madame Hydra, Aldrich Killian, Electro, and more, in the quest for the very same fragments. These foes have no problem teaming up if it gets them closer to their ultimate goal of world domination.
The show is said to include “new innovations in set design, aerial stunts, pyrotechnics, and state-of-the-art show elements that bring movie style special effects to the live entertainment arena“ along with some insane technology that has never been done before that Joe Quesada says will “not only blow your mind, [but] it is going to take you to a whole new Marvel world like nothing fans have ever seen before.” To give us a bit more insight into these cool new developments, check out this new behind the scenes video that accompanied the press release:
Marvel is definitely bringing some really exciting things to an arena near you this summer. Now the question is will you be going to see ‘Marvel Universe LIVE!’? Let us know in the comment section.