Entertainment Arts World–first Marvel exhibition for Brisbane
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World–first Marvel exhibition for Brisbane

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Chris Hemsworth in a scene from 'Thor: The Dark World'. Photo: AP/ Disney/Marvel/Jay Maidment
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Fans will get a peek underneath the capes of some of their favourite superheroes next year, with Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) to run a world-first Marvel exhibition from May.

The exhibition will display items from the Marvel Studios and private collections including original artwork, film props and costumes.

Among more than 300 items on show, visitors will be able to see Thor’s hammer, Iron Man’s armour and Captain America’s shield.

The exhibition will also feature popular characters including the Hulk, Black Widow and Ant-Man.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the exhibition was the result of reinstated funding for blockbusters at Brisbane’s galleries.

“I went personally over to the US and spoke directly to Marvel about the possibility of having this exhibition here,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Families are drawn to the cinemas to watch the Marvel movies, whether they be Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ironman, Thor, Ant-Man, the list is endless.”

The Government hopes the exhibition will bring visitors to Queensland from around Australia and south-east Asia.

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Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth smile at onlookers as they prepare to film Thor: Ragnarok in Brisbane. Photo: ABC

Several streets in Brisbane were shut in August and transformed to look like New York, for the filming of Thor: Ragnarok.

Ms Palaszczuk said she would love to see more Marvel blockbusters filmed in Brisbane.

The Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition will run from May to September next year at GoMA.

– ABC

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