Marvel Universe LIVE! is a new live show that will feature the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, and details have now been released as to the show’s storyline.
The story centers 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. It has been shattered into pieces by Thor to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands, but his villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could obliterate the Universe.
To defeat Loki, Marvel’s biggest super heroes including The Avengers — Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor — along with Spider-Man and Wolverine, must band together 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.
Whew! Sounds intense and a lot of fun to watch. To bring this plot to life, Marvel Universe LIVE! will feature aerial stunts, pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art show elements that will bring movie style special effects to the live arena show.
Here is a short video from Marvel detailing the creation of the show:
Produced by Feld Entertainment (who produce arena shows as varied as Disney on Ice and Nuclear Cowboyz), the show is currently scheduled for an 85-city 2+ year tour, starting with Tampa in July 2014.
A list of confirmed dates for the first leg of the North American tour is below:
July 10-13: Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, FL
July 18-20: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
July 24-27: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
July 31-Aug 03: Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ
Aug 13-17: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Aug 21-24: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY
Sept 04-07: Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Sept 25-28: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Oct 02-05: BJCC Arena in Birmingham, AL
Oct 16-19: Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC
Oct 23-26: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
Oct 30-Nov 02: Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA
Nov 06-09: Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA
Nov 14-16: Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC
Nov 20-23: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Nov 28-30: American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL
Dec 05-07: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
Dec 11-14: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Dec 19-22: Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA
Dec 26-28: The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA
Jan 02-04: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Jan 08-11: Verizon Arena in Little Rock, AR
Jan 15-17: New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA
Jan 29-Feb 01: American Airlines Arena in Dallas, TX
Feb 05-08: Ft. Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX
Feb 12-15: Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX
Mar 05-08: US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ
Mar 20-22: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Mar 27-29: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Apr 09-12: Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA
Apr 16-19: Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA
Apr 23-26: Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, CA
June 04-07: Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA
Sept 10-13: United Center in Chicago, IL
Sept 18-20: Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL
Sept 25-27: Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI
Oct 01-04: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH
Oct 08-11: Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 23-25: XL Center in Hartford, CT
Oct 29-Nov 01: Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH
Nov 05-08: Times Union Center in Albany, NY
Nov 27-29: Giant Center in Hershey, PA
Dec 17-20: U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH
Dec 24-27: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
Jan 14-17: Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO
Jan 21-24: BOK Center in Tulsa, OK
Jan 29-31: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Feb 11-14: EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 24-27: Resch Center in Green Bay, WI
Apr 07-10: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
For more information on the show, or future dates, visit MarvelUniverseLive.com.