“Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can…” Can he swing from a thread? Take a look overhead at the Bell Centre this summer when Marvel Universe LIVE! flies, motorbikes and, yes, swings into Montréal with iconic Marvel comics characters like Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow and more.
For four days, Aug. 20-23, a monumental battle between good and evil will rage through the rafters of the Bell Centre as some 25 Marvel characters undertake an epic quest based on an original story created for this equally epic presentation. In sum, the Mighty Thor has shattered the much-coveted Cosmic Cube (the source of ultimate power, of course) and hidden its pieces around the globe lest it fall into the wrong hands. Like those of his villainous brother Loki, who cooks up a scheme to clone the Cube’s powers thus threatening all life in the universe. Right?
Cutting edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, superb motorcycle stunts, breathtaking sets and incredible costumes all contribute to the virtually non-stop action. The show, which took over a year to create, is one of the largest and most technologically complex spectacles ever to be mounted in the Bell Centre. For example, the show requires approximately 150 rigging points in the roof of the arena, among the most ever utilized.
State-of-the-art projection mapping using 21 video projectors, one of the biggest projection spaces on record, help bring the story to life, as do the 53 onstage performers and 59 crew members who travel from city to city in 28 trucks. A marvel, indeed.
The shows – which feature other Marvel faves like Wolverine, Storm, Captain Marvel, Green Goblin, Doc-Ock and a wholly impressive 8’5” rendering of the Hulk – will be presented in both French and English. French shows are Aug. 20 (7 pm), Aug. 22 (3 pm and 7 pm) and Aug. 23 (11 am). English shows take place Aug. 21 (7 pm), Aug. 22 (11 am) and Aug. 23 (3 pm). For ticket info, please visit the Evenko website.