'Marvel Universe Live!' teases stunts, explosions & Cap's shield

Feld Entertainment has released a new look behind the scenes of Marvel Universe Live!, complete with explosions, flipping S.H.I.E.L.D. vehicles, dirtbikes, a skateboarder, Captain America's flying shield ... and a cameo by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada.

Employing a combination of state-of-the-art special effects, pyrotechnics and aerial stunts, the multimillion-dollar arena tour show centers on the Cosmic Cube, which has been split into pieces by Thor to keep the device out of the wrong hands. But when Loki hatches a plan to clone the item’s powers, the Marvel superheroes must unite for a globe-spanning mission to secure all of the pieces before the villains can.

The video below focuses on the "white model presentation" -- white scale models are often used when materials and colors haven't been finalized for buildings or, in this case, sets -- when representatives from Feld, Marvel and Disney were on hand to see how the production will work. However, we also get glimpses of stunt and special effects preparations and concept art.

"First of all, it's amazing, it's incredibly ambitious," Quesada says. "It's literally Marvel superheroes come to life, in the flesh."

The two-year, 85-city North American tour kicks off July 10 in Tampa, Florida. Tickets, which range in price from $45 to $150, are on sale now.

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