LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 26: The Walt Disney Company Executive Vice President, Head of Theatrical Distribution, Tony Chambers speaks about an upcoming film from Marvel Studios during the Walt Disney Studios presentation during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 26, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Calling all lovers of all things Marvel. The Marvel Universe has arrived in North Carolina and you can experience it for yourself all summer long. Marvel Universe of Superheros is the newest exhibit at Discovery Place Science in uptown Charlotte. The exhibit is now open and will call the museum home through September 4th. Tickets are $43-$44 for adults, $38-$39 for children, and $40-$41 for seniors and include admission to the rest of Discovery Place as well. Members can purchase access to the exhibit for $20 per person.
So what does it all entail? According to Discovery Place, “MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes celebrates Marvel’s 80-year history: from the iconic characters to the creators who’ve told the stories.” You’ll see things like costumes and prop’s for your favorite Marvel movies, original comic books, interactive displays, and photo ops with life-sized statues of the most beloved characters.
Visitors can expect to spend about an hour browsing the exhibit and you will receive a specific time to enter on your ticket. This is a great way to beat the heat this summer for kids and adults alike. Chances are someone in your family loves Marvel so this is something they will not want to miss. Be sure to catch Marvel Universe of Super Heros while it is in North Carolina through September! Get more info and purchase tickets here.
Captain America, Echo, Ironheart: Marvel's D23 Highlights
Saturday was Marvel’s big day at Disney’s annual D23 event. Back in July, Marvel revealed a lot about their future shows and films at the San Diego ComicCon, and some series and films were expanded upon this weekend. Secret Invasion, starring Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury premieres in the spring. This weekend, we saw the trailer. Comic-Con also addressed the Hawkeyespinoff Echo, which was elaborated on at the D23 event. Ditto for Loki season two, also addressed in July and again this weekend. Ironheart, a character who will debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, also was discussed. Two big reveals of the weekend had to do with the Fantastic Four and the Thunderbolts.
A number of trailers were shown at D23 that have not been released on YouTube, including The Marvels. The Marvels‘ stars, Brie Larson as Carol (Captain Marvel) Danvers, Iman Vellani as Kamala (Ms. Marvel) Khan, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, were all there, along with director Nia DaCosta.
Ryan Coogler appeared with some of the cast members of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and showed a new trailer. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Jonathan Majors appeared and showed the trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. None of the above trailers have been released in official form to YouTube or any other social media platform yet. Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio also took the stage to discuss the upcoming Daredevil series coming to Disney+, but production on that has not begun. Cox confirmed that his Matt Murdock/Daredevil character will only appear in one episode of the currently running series She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.
Meanwhile, fans of Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, were disappointed when there was no mention of that character’s future during the panel. Fans of Moon Knight, the Disney+ show starring Oscar Issac, were also disappointed when there was no mention of that character either. Fans were also hoping to get any news at all about the future of the X-Men (even the previously announced X-Men ’97 animated series), but sadly, it was a mutant-free weekend.
Here’s some of the big moments from D23.