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More Than 50 Performers Prepare To Bring The Marvel Universe To Life In This Summer's Live Action Arena Spectacular

ELLENTON, Fla., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After scouring the country to find the best of the best in live action performers with an amazing array of disciplines and skills, Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in live touring family events, today reveals the final cast of more than 50 performers ready to bring its most ambitious live event experience to life in Marvel Universe LIVE!.  Debuting this July in Tampa, FL, before having its world premiere at New York City's Barclays Center on Wednesday, August 13, the show will be the most physically demanding in Feld Entertainment's storied history and will stop in 85 cities nationwide.

Marvel Universe LIVE, Produced by Feld Entertainment.

Featuring the most Marvel characters ever in one production, Marvel Universe LIVE! will be headlined by a cast trained in everything from martial arts to motocross in order to bring the Marvel Universe to the live action arena. Supported by a unique blend of aerial stunts, pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art special effects, the performers will bring an epic live action experience right in front of audiences' eyes every time.

After an intensive eight month cross-country casting process that took place in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando and Ellenton, Florida, with hundreds of hopefuls representing the United States, Mexico, Hungary, France, United Kingdom, Russia, and Japan showing off their considerable skills, the final ensemble is set. When the spotlight finally shines, spectators will see some of the world's most gifted athletes and performers including professional snow-skater and three-time X Games champ Phil Smage (Captain America), WMX Pro National champion and two-time X Games winner Ashley Fiolek (Hydra Agent), and 2012 X Games Silver Medalist Louise Forsley (Black Widow). To depict the superlative athleticism of some of Marvel's most renowned heroes, Feld Entertainment also has signed martial arts expert and AAU Junior Olympics/National Champion Kirk Jenkins (Wolverine) and long-time American Ninja Warrior professional course tester Eric Foster (Hawkeye).

"From the beginning we knew that to pull off a show of this magnitude we had to have a cast that was the closest thing we could find to real life Super Heroes," said Shanda Sawyer, director of Marvel Universe LIVE! "These are intense roles that require performers who are experts in their fields with the ability to take those skills and apply them to a number of meticulously crafted sequences, all designed to push the limits of anything the audience has ever seen in an arena show of this caliber – and they need to do this day in and day out."

Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest.  The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor's villainous brother, Loki, devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe. 

For an inside look at the audition process click here: http://youtu.be/gPh0IdAxf58 

For a complete cast list and more information, visit the Marvel Universe LIVE!  website (http://www.marveluniverselive.com) and stay current on the latest developments through social media, including:

About Feld Entertainment?

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 75 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Disney On Ice and Disney Live! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com. More information on Marvel Universe LIVE! is available at www.marveluniverselive.com.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC?

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com. © MARVEL

Feld Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment unveil the cast for the highly anticipated live event spectacular, Marvel Universe LIVE!

 

Feld Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment unveil the cast for the highly anticipated live event spectacular, Marvel Universe LIVE!

 

Feld Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment unveil the cast for the highly anticipated live event spectacular, Marvel Universe LIVE!

 

Feld Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment unveil the cast for the highly anticipated live event spectacular, Marvel Universe LIVE!

 

Feld Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment unveil the cast for the highly anticipated live event spectacular, Marvel Universe LIVE!

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