Counting Down to Marvel Universe LIVE!

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Marvel Universe LIVE!
Hawkeye fires off an explosive shot. Photo provided by Feld Entertainment

We’re about a month away from Marvel Universe LIVE! coming to Portland, Oregon. Feld Entertainment is providing passes for me and my family to attend the show, in exchange for a few posts about the experience.

Once I confirmed with my wife that we’d all be able to attend the show (hey, if my family was busy I’d go see it myself!), I showed my kids the trailer and photos from the gallery. As I’ve mentioned before, my 2-year-old has become a big Marvel geek and could name a lot of the characters, although in some cases she didn’t recognize the outfits.

The storyline is “The Battle for the Cosmic Cube,” and features a whole host of characters from the Marvel Universe. The Avengers, Spider-Man, and Wolverine are pitted against a whole bunch of villains: Loki, the Red Skull, Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, and several others.

Marvel Universe LIVE!
Captain America and Red Skull perform motorcycle stunts. Photo provided by Feld Entertainment

The stunts were designed by Andy Armstrong, the stunt coordinator for The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. There are pyrotechnics, motorcycle stunts, and flying stunts. The show also uses projection mapping for special effects. I’ve always loved watching live stunt shows–growing up near Orlando, I got to see several at the various theme parks–but it’s been a while since I’ve seen one, and I’m really excited. This is going to be a long month!

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