Actor Chris Evans, best known as Marvel’s Captain America, has been chosen to serve as Grand Marshal for the 56th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday, February 23. As Grand Marshal, Evans will declare the four most famous words in motorsports —… Read More »Captain America’s Chris Evans Chosen as 2014 Daytona 500 Grand Marshal
Michelle Snow is a huge fan of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars in films and TV, as well as the Disney parks. She's also an award-winning writer who has written several guidebooks on Orlando. Follow her on Twitter @zengrrl. Her blog, CitySurfing Orlando has covered Orlando and the theme parks since 2010. Her favorite rides at the Disney parks are Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain, and Indiana Jones Adventure, and she may have cried tears of joy when she first saw the Millenium Falcon at Galaxy's Edge. She collects anything to do with Star Wars original trilogy (she saw 1977's "A New Hope" on opening weekend), Snow White, Grumpy, Tinkerbell, and Stitch.
Quick to capitalize the success of last year’s Thor: The Dark World, Marvel Studios has already picked writers for the script of the third Thor film. Craig Kyle, senior vice president of Production and Development for Marvel, has gotten the job of co-writing with Christopher… Read More »Marvel Senior Executive Craig Kyle to Co-Write Third Thor Script
According to the Independent Online, shooting has begun this week on Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. The filming is expected to cause major traffic disruptions for the next two weeks, but while they will be filming some… Read More »Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron Begins Shooting in South Africa This Week
When holding your next adult Disney-themed party at home, how about adding some cocktails with a Disney twist? Cody, a mixologist based in Spokane, Washington has created recipes for drinks based on Disney characters and movies and he posts them online. He said he starts… Read More »Mixologist Creates Cocktails Based on Disney Characters
UK’s The Daily Mail broke the news this past week that actor Paul Bettany has been cast as the character of Vision in Marvel’s upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. The news site reports that Bettany and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) were spotted at Shepperton Studios just… Read More »Paul Bettany Will Do Double Duty as Vision in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
In November 2013, pop stars Robbie Williams and Olly Murs appeared on an episode of the UK’s The Graham Norton Show and performed “I Wanna Be Like You” from Disney’s Jungle Book. It was a fun and high energy version of the classic song that… Read More »UK Pop Singers Robbie Williams and Olly Murs Take on Classic Jungle Book Song on TV
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:
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is due in theaters on April 4, 2014, and Marvel has released some new posters to promote the film.
The main poster features Chris Evans as Captain America flanked by Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. In the background are Sebastian Stan as Bucky “The Winter Soldier” Barnes and Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce.
Sadly, no love for Anthony Mackie’s The Falcon on this poster.
There are also three new character posters in the same vein as the main poster, courtesy of Marvel. Check them out below the jump:Read More »Marvel Releases New Posters to Hail the Coming of Captain America: The Winter Soldier