New details about the storyline and tour dates have been revealed for the Marvel Universe Live arena tour, debuting July 10, 2014 in Tampa.
Marvel Universe Live will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together in 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.
“Marvel Universe Live will be the most remarkable live event that the world has ever seen with an absolutely epic story line and jaw dropping technological advances. Fans will feel like they’ve stepped into a Marvel blockbuster film come to life with nonstop movie style action and stunts,” said Feld Entertainment Executive Vice President and Marvel Universe Live Producer Juliette Feld. “We are working hand in hand with Marvel to give fans a revolutionary live show experience that introduces an original story that is faithful to the Marvel canon and utterly captivating from beginning to end!”
“To see all the elements of this spectacular live show come together has been truly incredible,” said Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. “The technology utilized in the show is not only going to blow your mind, it is going to take you to a whole new Marvel world like nothing fans have ever seen before. What Feld Entertainment has done is going to astonish and amaze fans.”
Marvel Universe Live launches new innovations in set design, aerial stunts, pyrotechnics and show elements that bring movie style special effects to the live entertainment arena. Audiences will see the world of Super Heroes come to life before their eyes with a cast comprised of some of the industry’s most talented stunt performers.
Utilizing their talents and aided by a unique combination of never-before-seen arena mechanics, some of Marvel’s mightiest will come to life. These true-to-comic creations will be supported by lighting design and 3D projection that will take the audience on a journey around the globe.
To support this massive undertaking, Marvel Universe Live will not only utilize the entire arena floor, but also perform within a multilevel aerial space creating a unique experience that puts audiences right in the middle of the action in ways they could only dream about prior.
“This is the most ambitious undertaking in the more than 40 year history of Feld Entertainment. It’s the kind of show you always strive to produce and with so many advances in technology, only now can you truly deliver it to fans,” said Feld Entertainment Chairman and CEO and Marvel Universe Live Producer Kenneth Feld. “We know this is going to be game-changing for the live entertainment industry as a whole and are making a tremendous investment to surpass the audience’s expectations at every performance. We are elated to feature Marvel Universe LIVE! as part of our portfolio of memorable live touring productions.”
Marvel Universe Live will be debuting at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa July 10-13, 2014. The tour will be stopping at the Amway Center in Orlando Dec. 5-7, 2014. Tickets are now on sale for Tampa and Orlando.
Visit the Marvel Universe Live website for full tour dates and to stay current on the latest developments.
Look for a special preview on the July 10, 2014 episode of “Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show”.