Marvel Teaming With Feld Entertainment For A Touring Live Show
Not content with putting its heroes and villains on the big and small screens, it looks like Marvel’s working to bring its characters to a city near you with a new touring stage show. Marvel has announced that it’s teaming up with Feld Entertainment Inc., the organization behind the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus, and Disney on Ice, to produce a Marvel superhero live show.The new live show follows the oft-mocked Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Rock Musical, which was initially infamous for being dangerous, wildly expensive and fraught with in-fighting. Of course, Turn Off The Dark has also been a serious and steady financial success thus far, making a different brand of live show seem like a safe bet for the House of Ideas.
Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada told Billboard that he’d been weary of attempting this with other companies before and that “You always have those questions – how are you going to keep it from being goofy, or silly, or unbelievable?” Feld Entertainment Inc. productions apparently had the skill to sway him, though as Quesada remarked “They’re already doing feats that are superhuman to begin with.”
The show’s plot is still in the planning stages, but Kenneth Feld, Feld Entertainment CEO, said that the basic plot outline is a no-brainer. “The world will be in jeopardy, and the Marvel superheroes will save the world.”
If the planned Marvel show is anything like DC’s live Batman show, chances are it could please arenas of fans.