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Marvel characters are often seen in comic books, video games, and even on the silver screen. But Marvel productions being shown at traditional live theatre venues? Now that’s something new even for the most hardcore fans of the House of Ideas.
The Marvel live-action shows promise to up the ante of traditional theatrical programs. The commercially-licensed plays are packed with revolutionary special effects, aerial stunts, pyrotechniques, martial arts, explosions, and much more! The live shows are set to break new ground in Marvel’s seeming dominance of the entertainment world. Marvel’s popularity in Asia has seen the most growth out of all continents, and there are rumors to eventually launch the shows there, too.
The U.S. holds some of the biggest comic conventions annually, and while taking photos with cosplayers mimicking Thor or Iron Man is fun, the live action shows of Marvel offer a different kind of creativity as the professional theatre actors have spent lifetimes training to internalize the unique characteristics and quirks of every participating superhero immortalized by the comic book company. There is no substitute for a live-action experience, something which these shows will provide in spades.
Marvel has been reaching out to a wider audience for some time now by filming movies based on some of its most popular superheroes. A few months ago, the company released its much-awaited Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, and will be showing Civil War, the sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, on May 2016. Marvel also extended its reach in casinos when online gaming providers decided to carry when them a variety of popular, commercially-licensed comic book heroes. There existed, for a time, Marvel slot machines which feature iconic characters such as The Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man. However, they were eventually discontinued when Disney stepped in and bought Marvel in order to adhere to its family-friendly policies . There are still some non-Marvel, superhero-themed slot machines hosted on sites that offer original twists to classic titles but there’s absolutely nothing left for fans of Marvel characters.
Marvel Universe Live! is still making its rounds in U.S. states, and you can reserve your tickets by visiting marveluniverselive.com official website.