Malaysian geeks and Marvel fans have a lot to be excited about. Not only has the first ever Marvel Studios exhibition just been launched in Malaysia, but we are also getting the re-release of “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home”.
The launch of “Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes” was attended by our 93-year old Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur yesterday (Thursday, 27th June).
That’s right, Captain Malaysia himself, Dr Mahathir, took some time off his hectic schedule to take part in some superhero fun. “To produce a film in the past, the cartoons had to be drawn by hand, but now there is no necessity for this, just use animation,” the PM was quoted as saying.
For those curious, Dr Mahathir’s favourite character is none other than the God of Thunder, Thor.
Now that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has officially ascended on our local shores, what can fans expect to see in comparison with last year’s Marvel exhibition in Singapore? Visitors can find 10 immersive galleries (movie props, costumes, concept art and interactive experiences) in celebration of a decade of superhero movies.
Gallery 1: Iron Man
“The first gallery shines a spotlight on the film that started it all – Marvel Studios’ ‘Iron Man’ (2008). Visitors will get the chance to enter Tony Stark’s lab in Stark Industries and admire the Hall of Armor, which showcases the evolution of Iron Man suits – specifically Mark II, Mark V and Mark VI. Highlight: The Arc Reactor from Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019).”
Highlight: The Arc Reactor from Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019).
Gallery 2: Captain America
“The second gallery focuses on Captain America’s shields and the origins of one of the most iconic vehicles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – the ultra-modern S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier.”
Highlight: Fans can also set their eyes on the Captain America USO Shield and Stealth Shield from Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011) and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014) respectively, which were flown in specially for this exhibition.
Gallery 3: Thor
“Enter the realm of Asgard through the Bifrost and snap a picture with a life-size sculpture of Thor, the God of Thunder himself.”
Highlight: Visitors will be able to get up close with movie props of Thor’s iconic war-hammer Mjølnir and Stormbreaker, as well as Loki Scepter.
Gallery 4: Doctor Strange
“Visitors will then be transported to Doctor Strange’s New York Sanctum Sanctorum where they can experience the Mystic Art of Time Manipulation – turning a pristine apple to a half-eaten one, down to its core.”
Highlight: Witness the iconic buildings of Kuala Lumpur integrated in a scene of the Mirror Dimension. This localised experience is unique to this exhibition, produced locally by Crave Alive.
Gallery 5: The Guardians of the Galaxy
“The adorable Baby Groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy takes center stage in the next gallery. Visitors can dance and groove with Baby Groot through special digital features, in homage to the opening scene from Marvel Studios’ ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ (2017).”
Highlight: Get up close with the original Star-Lord Blasters used by Chris Pratt (Star-Lord/Peter Quill) and the powerful Gamora Sword wielded by Zoe Saldana (Gamora) in Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014).
Gallery 6: Black Panther
“The Black Panther cave welcomes visitors into the sixth gallery and the Kingdom of Wakanda where visitors will be able to peek into Shuri’s laboratory and her brilliant inventions.”
Highlight: Don’t miss the uniquely crafted Black Panther Costume worn by Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) in Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” (2018).
Gallery 7: Ant-Man
“Shrink down and take a journey into the Quantum Realm! Here, visitors can also snap a picture with a life-sized sculpture of Ant-Man. Keep a look out for the miniature replicas of Ant-Man and The Wasp in this gallery as well!”
Highlight: This gallery features the original Pym Tech Rolling Lab from Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” (2018).
Gallery 8: Captain Marvel
“In the eighth gallery, visitors will be transported into space with the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and one of the universe’s most powerful Super Heroes – Captain Marvel.”
Highlight: The costumes worn by Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel) herself, which includes her original iconic brown leather Civilian Costume and her Starforce costume. Fans can also try their hand at customising Captain Marvel’s suit through interactive displays powered by Samsung Galaxy.
Gallery 9: The Avengers
“The ninth gallery focuses on the six Infinity Stones and their significance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Visitors will get to experience “The Decimation” for themselves and witness the consequences of the massive fallout in Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018).”
Highlight: Get up close with a replica of the Nano Gauntlet as seen in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” (2019).
Gallery 10: The Collector’s Museum
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The exhibition culminates in the intergalactic vault known as The Collector’s Museum that was first seen in Marvel Studios’ “Thor: The Dark World” (2013). Featuring the galaxy’s largest collection of exotic relics and species of all manner, including a Frost Giant and a sample of the terrestrial material known as Aether.
Other Fun Stuffs
- Retail Area – Marvel merchandise, from t-shirts, stationery, bags, and collectible items.
- Marvel’s Avengers ID Station
- Activities for children – Marvel’s Avengers activity booklet
- Marvel Studios 10 Years Class Photo Wall
The details to Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes exhibition are as follows:
- Dates: 28th June – 27th October 2019
- Time: 10am – 10pm
- Venue: Level 10 Pavilion Elite, Pavilion KL
- Ticketing: RM48 (Adult), RM28 (Child)
- Early bird promo: 10% off ticket price if you purchase between 21st June – 7th July
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