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‘Marvel Universe Live!’: Superheroes save the day in new show

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) – There’s a moment at the start of the new “Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes” show when Spider-Man enters from backstage and zigzags through the air, soaring above the floor.

Such display of superpower strength is startling, the director says, and the scene still takes his breath away.

“It’s an incredible entrance for Spider-Man, similar to the film. The guy who plays Spider-Man says it’s one of the scariest things he’s ever done and one of the most fun things he’s ever done,” said James Hadley, now preparing for the July 7 premiere at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

For the first time, fans of Marvel comic book characters can see their favorite superheroes all together in a live show, which will tour the US and Canada through 2019. It’s Feld Entertainment’s first new show since announcing the end of its iconic Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The final Ringling show is May 21.

Feld Entertainment, the show’s producer, says audiences will be treated to characters from Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and the Avengers, as they defend the universe from evil.

Among the villains: Nebula, Loki, Yondu and Green Goblin. All of the fan favorites are showcased, too: Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, Wasp, Hulk and Black Widow. Captain America rides a motorcycle.

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