Good news for those of you who've previously been disappointed that visits to Manhattan don't include the chance to hang out with Earth's Mightiest Heroes, as promised in countless comic books: Madame Tussauds New York is about to debut its new Marvel Super Heroes Experience next week, giving fans the opportunity to get freaked out about just how big the Hulk's face really is.
Entertainment Weekly has the first image from the exhibit, officially titled the Marvel Super Heroes Cinema 4D Experience, which opens next week in the New York location for the legendary wax figure museum. Those who attend the "experience" are promised the ability to not only stand beside life-size reproductions of characters from The Avengers, Spider-Man and other Marvel movies, but also attempt to lift Mjolnir, Thor's legendary Uru hammer that can only be wielded by those deemed worthy by Odin (or those who have paid their entrance fee for the exhibit, but that's hardly as mythical). Judging by the promo image, the biggest surprise visitors to the exhibit may have is the giant Hulk head coming through the manhole while both Iron Man and Spider-Man look the other way. Is ol' Jade Jaws really that quiet...?
The New York exhibit is an updated version of the similarly titled Marvel Super Heroes 4D exhibit that debuted in the London location of Madame Tussauds back in 2010, adding two new figures of Thor and Captain America (resembling Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans, respectively) to the already-existing collection of Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey Jr. and Jessica Alba-alikes recreating the Marvel movie superheroes to date. In both incarnations of the exhibit, the 4D moniker relates to an animated movie showing the heroes face off against familiar supervillains shown in a special 360º screen surrounding the viewer, adding to the sense of overwhelming immersion in the Marvel Universe that comes from visiting Stark Industries and being checked for gamma radiation. And, of course, this:
The exhibit officially opens April 26, with tickets available online ahead of time.
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