[Movies] Marvel Teaming With Circus Producer To Create Arena Show
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.13.2013
Starting in 2014...
Superhero Hype reports that Marvel is teaming up with the parent company of Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus to create an arena show based on the Marvel Universe.
The heroes include Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Avengers, and X-Men all together to fight the "most fearsome villains in the Marvel Universe." Feld will produce live Marvel touring events in the US and internationally. It begins in July 2014 and is described as "a new production of Marvel character-based stories will be coupled with state-of-the-art special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial displays, martial arts and countless other show elements to bring audiences into the Marvel Universe." It will begin with an 85-city North American tour before going worldwide.
Feld Entertainment Chairman and CEO Kenneth Feld said: "This collaboration with Marvel is a tremendous milestone for our business that will give us access to some of the most iconic and revered Super Heroes ever created. It builds upon our 33-year long partnership with Disney, Marvel's parent company. This partnership demonstrates Marvel's confidence in Feld Entertainment to present their most admired characters in this new channel."
Marvel's Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, said: "We are excited to collaborate with Feld Entertainment to bring millions of our Marvel fans around the world a new and authentic way to engage with their favorite characters and villains. This new live action production will bring the greatest Marvel Super Heroes from the movie screen and pages of our comic books into a spectacular live tour."
Marvel Studios' Vice President of Business Development, Sean Haran, added: "Feld Entertainment has the experience and expertise to showcase our characters like no other company and bring them to audiences everywhere. As the worldwide leader in live entertainment, we trust Feld Entertainment will deliver the thrilling experiences our fans expect."