Marvel, circus producer to team up in live show
McLEAN, Virginia (AP) - The people who bring you The Greatest Show on Earth will be taking Spider-Man, the Hulk, Thor and the X-Men on a worldwide road show.
Feld Entertainment Inc, which produces the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus, along with a host of other live shows such as Disney on Ice, is announced a partnership on Wednesday with Marvel Entertainment to produce a live arena show featuring the Marvel universe of characters.
Exact financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. But Mr Kenneth Feld, chief executive of Vienna, Virginia-based Feld Entertainment, said he expects the show to open in July 2014, and tour arenas domestically and internationally, as the company's other shows do.
Production costs will likely exceed US$10 million (S$12 million), Mr Feld told The Associated Press in announcing the partnership.