Marvel‘s enthusiasm and cooperation in presenting their characters in an art museum context has allowed unique objects from your favourite films to go on display in ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ so that you can experience up close the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Glimpse into the work of production designers, storyboarding and pre‑visualisation artists, costume and prop designers, and visual effects artists alongside the original comic books which introduced the characters and influenced the films.
The exhibition drawn from Marvel Studios’ extensive archive as well as private and public collections gives an unprecedented insight into the rich fictional world of the MCU with more than 500 objects including over 60 original costumes worn by actors including Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr.
After filming ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ on Queensland’s Gold Coast we couldn’t think of a better location than GOMA to stage the largest Marvel exhibition ever.
Kevin Feige, Producer, Marvel Studios
Alexis Auditore, Manager, Physical Productions, Marvel Studios oversee’s the day-to-day production of Marvel Studios feature films, reshoots, camera tests and also manages Marvel Studios physical asset and warehouse team. Auditore was in Brisbane recently to supervise the installation of objects in the largest Marvel exhibition ever presented in an art museum.
As Auditore tells us in the behind-the-scenes video, some fifty percent of ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ has never been seen by the public before, let alone items from the set of the upcoming Marvel filmThor: Ragnarok 2017 such as the majestic Asgardian throne room and Hulk’s bed crafted locally on the Gold Coast.
We’re bringing the set from ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ to you before the film even goes on view to the world.
Auditore’s favourite pieces within the exhibition, and not to be missed are the Asgardian throne room and Hulk’s bed from Thor: Ragnarok 2017, both these pieces have not even been seen on screen, with the film yet to be released. The Tony Stark race car from Iron Man 2 2010; and James ‘Bucky’ Barnes containment chamber from Captain America: Civil War 2016 which has never been displayed in public before.
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Purchase tickets for ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe‘ online or at the GOMA ticket desk 10.00am – 4.00pm daily, and until 8.00pm Wednesday. ‘Marvel’ film screenings and ‘Marvel’ Up Late are separate ticketed events.
Feature image: Installation view of Hulk’s bed, Hulk gladiator armour; helmet, shoulder pauldron armour, axe, and hammer from the upcoming Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok, ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’, GOMA 2017 / Photograph: Natasha Harth © QAGOMA