A while ago, Crave Online exclusively debuted a few character choices for this summer’s traveling spectacular “Marvel Universe Live,” and now, the actual plot structure of the show has been revealed, as well as a look at what the stage based around Tony Stark’s workshop will look like and the tour dates for 85 cities. Tickets are on sale now!
Here’s the official blurb from Feld Entertainment, the company behind it all:
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.
I have the irresistible urge to refer to this as Brother Voodoo’s Traveling Salvation Show, but that would imply Jericho Drumm is in this, when he’s likely not. Still, it sounds like a good time for all ages and what-not. Will they be able to succeed where Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark didn’t? Well, Feld Entertainment is really happy about it, believing it will be a game-changer for live entertainment as a whole, and the most ambitious production in their 40-year history, which includes Disney On Ice, Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey, Monster Energy Supercross and something called Nuclear Cowboyz. The show itself is supposed to utilize innovations in set design as well as 3D projections to use the entire arena floor and a multi-level aerial space to bring it to life in ways it never could before.
“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.”