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As “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” quickly approaches, we are getting more and more info on the movie and, by extension, “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Recently, Bob Iger announced that The Winter Soldier will lead directly into Age of Ultron (though if you’re looking for… Read More »Marvel News RoundUp

Tour Dates and Story Details Released for Marvel Universe LIVE! Arena Show

Tony Stark's Workshop Concept Art from Marvel Universe LIVE!

Tony Stark’s Workshop Concept Art from Marvel Universe LIVE!

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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Michael Douglas Joins Paul Rudd in Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie

Marvel’s stable of award-winning actors grows with the recent addition of Michael Douglas to the cast of Ant-Man. Douglas will play Hank Pym, who first appeared in “Tales To Astonish” #27 (1962), opposite Paul Rudd, who will play Scott Lang, whose origin was in Marvel… Read More »Michael Douglas Joins Paul Rudd in Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie

Pre-order Thor: The Dark World on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 3D

Thor The Dark World 3D Combo Box Art

Get ready to marvel at the power of Asgard’s favorite son. Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World arrives on 3D Combo Pack, Single-Disc Blu-ray, and DVD on February 25th and will be available on Digital 3D and Digital HD on February 4th! Bonus features include an exclusive first look at Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, never-before-seen extended and deleted scenes and more!

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

The further adventures of Thor was a great film. It picked up where The Avengers left off with Thor and his buddies doing a little cleanup around the 9 worlds and ended with a fantastic battle that showed Thor’s earthly companions can hold their own, at least when it comes to technological solutions. Of course, the whole movie was stolen by Loki (in more ways than one) and I can’t wait to see more of the two brothers from Asgard battling wits versus brawn in future films. Someone make that happen. In the meantime, definitely add this movie to your shelf.

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Does Thor: The Dark World Tease Adam Warlock Reference? [Possible Spoilers]

If you haven’t seen Thor: The Dark World
, yet, you might want to bookmark this for future reading. I’m about to discuss something that happens toward the end of the movie, so you’ll want to see the film first.

Ready?

If you’ve seen Thor:TDW, there are two credit scenes. The first one is a mid-credits scene that serves as a lead-in to Marvel’s upcoming feature film, Guardians of the Galaxy (due in theaters August 1, 2014).

Sif and Volstagg meet with The Collector to give him the Aether. Surrounding the exchange are glass boxes with various aliens and other collectibles. One of these glass boxes contains a huge cocoon.

thor2-cocoon

It looks suspiciously like Marvel dropped a small Easter Egg in the form of Adam Warlock, who is a key character in the Thanos storyline.Read More »Does Thor: The Dark World Tease Adam Warlock Reference? [Possible Spoilers]