VIDEO: “Marvel Universe LIVE!” tour returns with Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers, Spider-Man in Los Angeles

in Entertainment, Events, Marvel, Theater

Face front, true believers: the only officially-licensed touring Marvel arena show is back! After premiering in 2014, “Marvel Universe LIVE!” has returned for a 65-date tour that launched this past weekend in Los Angeles, California.

Featured in this all-new version of the show are the Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange, who join returning favorites the Avengers and Spider-Man. Absent this time around are any and all mentions of the X-Men or Wolverine.


I saw the opening-night presentation of the new 2017 edition of “Marvel Universe LIVE!” at Staples Center in Downtown L.A. and for the most part, I was reasonably entertained. The spectacle combines death-defying superhero stunts with some admittedly fairly goofy dialogue and a story that ties in several different factions and dozens of characters from throughout the Marvel Universe, beating the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” to the punch.

“Marvel Universe LIVE!” is undeniably aimed at younger audiences, and kids will undoubtedly get a big kick out of seeing their favorite characters duke it out in person, but adults may find themselves rolling their eyes at what can only be described as a rather sizable cheese-factor. Still, for tried-and-true Marvel fans, this might be the only venue outside of a movie theater to see Spider-Man swing dizzyingly from the rafters (now that Broadway’s “Turn Off the Dark” is no more) or the Incredible Hulk go on a smash-rampage.

The current run of the “Marvel Universe LIVE!” tour is amazingly already scheduled throughout the next year and a half, stopping in most American states and even a brief foray into Canada. Be sure to visit the tour’s official website for more information and ticketing resources. Excelsior!


  1. Kyle wilson

    Saw this on June 23 in New Orleans. The first tour was better. But I did like all the Spider-Man villains and the Howard the duck hidden reference on the screen.

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