Marvel Super Heroes come to life in one of the most ambitious live shows ever! Marvel Universe LIVE! brings together more than 25 Marvel characters to life in this action-packed event. The story revolves around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, which is the source of ultimate power in the Marvel Universe. Thor has shattered the cosmic cube into pieces and scattered it around the world to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. Loki Thor’s villainous brother has plans to clone its powers. 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.
My little ones loved every minute of the show. They were thrilled to watch Spiderman swing on his web and fight against the green goblin LIVE! While Thor swung his hammer in an epic battle of good versus evil! According to a representative from Feld Entertainment, which produced this show, it took a year of R&D to get this show off the ground. When you see the show live it’s clear to see all the love and time that went into the creation of Marvel Universe LIVE! The cast worked really hard and did a fantastic job. From the amazing set design, aerial stunts, pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art show elements that bring movie style special effects to the live entertainment arena this show is absolutely MARVELous!
The most memorable character was the HULK! Watching him come to life was incredible! He is GINORMOUS!! We asked VP of Scenic Design, Rick Papineau what was the most challenging thing about designing the HULK and he responded: “I think the biggest challenge in creating The Hulk has been his size and making him believable. Of course, much bigger costumes have been produced for a myriad of characters in shows throughout the world, but, in creating something of that scope, there is a fine line between machinery and reality. We want to give Marvel fans the real Hulk.”
Another challenge with The Hulk is that he is an extremely iconic Marvel character and came with many lines that we just could not cross. The initial creative direction was very clear that he was to be a key character in this show and that no other scenic or costume house has been able to create him to Marvel’s high standards.
We started from scratch and first resolved moving a large character quickly. From there we focused on the look and attitude. All of our efforts paid off, and I think we have come up with something unique. We are really excited at what we have achieved.”
The Marvel tour will be hitting 85 cities and right now it is at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ through August 10th. Tickets are available here for purchase. If you can’t make it to NJ, the show is headed to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn from August 13th to August 17th. Click this link for the full tour. For more information about Marvel Universe LIVE! And to meet the cast please visit the website at http://www.marveluniverselive.com.