Marvel Universe LIVE! is kicking off its nationwide tour this summer. This highly anticipated show combines mediums and involves 25 of your favorite superhero characters coming together to preserve life as we know it.
Fans of Thor will be enthused to learn that this story focuses on him and trickster brother Loki. Thor has smashed the Cosmic Cube, the biggest and most fearsome single source of power in the Marvel Universe. Of course Loki wants to cause some trouble by cloning its powers and putting it back into the universe — where it could fall into anyone's hands and destroy the Earth (and beyond).
Casting took eight months of intensive auditions to find the correct talents to play all of the unique roles. Without the help of movie magic — or the unlimited possibility of the pen — the Marvel Universe LIVE! creators needed to seek out individuals skilled not only in acting but also martial arts, weaponry, acrobatics, pyrotechnics and more. Now, all 50 performers have been cast and the show is ready to take on its 85-city tour, starting in Tampa, Florida.
Take a peek at the audition process at its halfway mark in the video above for your first look at Marvel Universe LIVE! Then check out when its coming to your town by visiting the website.