This weekend, starting April 21st, Marvel will be taking over the MoPOP and showcasing some of your favorite gear and equipment from within their cinematic and extended universe.
From the Avengers to the Defenders, Marvel has incredibly multi-faceted characters all over the large and small screens. From Black Panther to DareDevil, to everyone in between, each character is unique and vibrant with style and tools that set that so far apart from one another. And this weekend, you can be among the first to enjoy these artifacts at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA.
“In the wake of global phenomenon “Black Panther” and in time for the much anticipated “Avengers: Infinity War” (April 27th) and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (July 6th), the exhibit will feature more than 300 artifacts including iconic artwork, costumes, set pieces and props from comics, films and TV shows like Captain America, The Avengers, Jessica Jones, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Doctor Strange.”
Below, you can see a gallery of images from the event along with highlights for what is to come in this unique timed event at MoPOP.
- Costumes worn by Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Letitia Wright (Shuri), and Danai Gurira (Okoye) in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther (2018)
- Captain America costumes worn by Reb Brown (1979) and Chris Evans (2015)
- Peter Quill’s Walkman with Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and the orb from Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
- Arc reactor and Mark III Iron Man Armor from Marvel Studios’ Iron Man (2008)
- Black Widow’s costume and batons worn by Scarlett Johansson in Marvel Studios’ The Avengers (2012)
- Thor’s costume and hammer as worn and wielded by Chris Hemsworth in Marvel Studios’ The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World (2012-2013)
- Marvel Comics #1 (1939), “The Sub-Mariner,” page 12 – the only known surviving piece of original production art from the very first Marvel comic.
- Amazing Fantasy #15, page 7 (1962) by Steve Ditko – the original art for Spider-Man’s origin story – the page showing the first appearance of Spider-Man’s iconic costume and web-shooters, on special loan from the Library of Congress
- Fantastic Four #98, page 20 (1970) – in this issue, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee paid tribute to Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon
- The Pulse #13, page 9 (2006) – in the first season of the Netflix series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Luke and Jessica’s romantic relationship comes to an end. However, in the comics, they stay together, get married, and in this issue, their child is born.
- Matt Murdock’s glasses and cane worn by Charlie Cox in Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s The Defenders (2015-2017)
- Luke Cage’s bullet hole-ridden hoodie worn by Mike Colter in Marvel’s Luke Cage (2016)
The exhibition will also feature larger-than-life-sized recreations of Marvel characters, exclusive original artwork, state-of-the-art interactive experiences, photo-ops, and more. Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes opens to the public on April 21, 2018 and runs through January 6, 2019 at MoPOP. For more information, visit MoPOP.org/Marvel.