Spider-Man Producers and Hero Ventures Will Launch "The Marvel Experience," a Super Hero Adventure
By Michael Gioia
Hero Ventures, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, announced Aug. 22 that it is teaming up with Marvel Entertainment and Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris to create "The Marvel Experience" — described as "an innovative, traveling experience, featuring dozens of Marvel's iconic Super Heroes" — set to launch in 2014.
Founded by sports and entertainment industry entrepreneurs Rick Licht and Doug Schaer, Hero Ventures is dedicated to producing unique themed entertainment experiences. Cohl, former Live Nation Chairman, and PRG founder Harris will serve as lead producers. The team is rounded out by co-founding partner Jason Rosen.
The Marvel Experience is described as "a 'first-person' Super Hero adventure in which audiences step into the Marvel Universe to become a part of the story and the action. Innovative tour elements include a one-of-a-kind, traveling dome complex the size of two football fields developed exclusively by Hero Ventures. In addition to the 4D motion ride and 3D animated features, other components will include digitally projected animation, motion-comic origin stories, virtual reality and holographic simulations, original merchandise and integrated social media touch points all carefully woven into the rich narrative story line."
"The Marvel Universe just keeps getting hotter, as seen by the massive world-wide box office and merchandise success of their characters," said Cohl in a statement. "We can't wait to bring our Marvel vision to life in this first-of-its-kind event."
Marvel's VP of business development, Sean Haran, added, "Hero Ventures is developing a themed entertainment concept that we expect will be a transformative, traveling destination that will deliver to fans and families an exciting, groundbreaking and unique experience."
For more information, visit TheMarvelExperienceTour.com.
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