NYCC 2013: Marvel Universe Live! Unveiled

bg-overlayYesterday at New York Comic Con, Juliette Feld, executive vice president and producer with Feld Entertainment, unveiled the first sneak peek of next year’s groundbreaking arena spectacular: Marvel Universe LIVE!, produced by Feld Entertainment.  During Marvel’s signature “Cup O’ Joe” panel, Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada introduced Ms. Feld for a surprise presentation about this highly anticipated Marvel live action arena event.  Ms. Feld premiered the show’s first teaser trailer, providing a tantalizing taste of the cavalcade of Super Heroes to be featured and insight into the original story, and then revealed the official Marvel Universe LIVE! logo.

Producers Kenneth Feld and Juliette Feld have tapped an award-winning creative team for next year’s preeminent live event.  Two-time Emmy award-winner Shanda Sawyer will serve as director, and is joined by brother and sister writing duo Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson LaBracio.  Andy Armstrong, stunt coordinator for the 2011 blockbuster film Marvel’s Thor, functions as action and stunt coordinator, while television and live show veteran Joe Stewart will lead set design.  The vision for the Marvel Universe LIVE! costume design will be guided by Cynthia Nordstrom, whose projects have included Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and several off-Broadway productions. Norm Schwab, lighting designer, and Bob Bonniol, video content and system designer, round out the team.

Marvel Universe LIVE! will bring Marvel’s most iconic heroes and fearsome villains to life like never before during a live-action arena spectacular that will tour 85 North American cities in its first two years.  Officially kicking off in July 2014, Marvel Universe LIVE! will redefine the live show experience by integrating a Marvel character driven story with state-of-the-art special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts and countless other show elements.