10 THINGS YOU HAVE TO SEE AT THE MARVEL STUDIOS: TEN YEARS OF HEROES EXHIBITION
By Faith Yap
Has it really been 10 years since the release of Marvel Studios’ Iron Man? Who would have thought that the Marvel Cinematic Universe would grow into what it is today? To celebrate a decade of MARVEL Super Heroes in cinema, Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes Exhibition has landed in Singapore at the ArtScience Museum. Taking you up close and personal to everything from the armour and weapons to the tech to even the surreal, the exhibition is brimming with interactive and immersive elements, and is one for fresh fans alike. Here, the 10 things from it that you cannot miss:
1. THE TOWERING IRON MAN
Step into the unparalleled mind of the ever-brilliant Tony Stark as you enter his high-tech Stark Industries, complete with an Iron Man suit that stands at five metres tall. Watch the display of his plethora of armour via 3D projection mapping.
2. THE FIRST AVENGER
Discover the origins of Steve Rogers, the man who would become Captain America, the first of Earth’s mightiest Heroes. Opening with a mural of Cap, the space is designed to be evocative of the Smithsonian exhibit seen in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
3. THOR VS HULK
Ride the iridescent, magnificent Bifrost and arrive in the world of Sakaar, right in the middle of the epic gladiator battle between Thor and Hulk – “We know each other! He’s a friend from work!” – from Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok. Watch what happens when you get close to the Mjölnir, Thor’s legendary hammer.
4. DANCING BABY GROOT
Remember that opening scene in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 where Baby Groot dances with carefree abandon even though chaos is happening around him? The cuteness repeats itself as with the interactive Baby Groot exhibit, where you lead and Baby Groot follows. Keep an eye out for Yondu’s flying arrow, though!
5. OPEN YOUR MIND
Imagine for a second that you had the ability to bend reality and create portals that can take you anywhere and everywhere, even to the icy, frosty peaks of the Himalayas. Just like Doctor Strange and watch your surroundings morph into the surreal with the calculated movement of your hands.
6. WELCOME TO WAKANDA
With all its tradition and superior technology, why wouldn’t you want to visit Wakanda? Enter King T’Challa’s world and explore everything from the iconic Black Panther to the gigantic panther cave.
7. GO TINY, REALLY TINY
Feel the world getting bigger and yourself getting smaller and smaller as you go through the tunnel to Ant-Man’s pint-sized realm and explore a section of Hank Pym’s laboratory from the perspective of an ant.
8. RELIEVE INFINITY WAR
Be in the presence of the six Infinity Stones – Space, Mind, Reality, Power, Time and Soul – and the colossal Thanos, then watch the Mad Titan’s Infinity Gauntlet come to life as you place your hands on each of the stones on the digital devices.
9. ASSEMBLE YOUR TEAM
Now, the time has come for you to become an Avenger yourself. Gather six candidates to form your team, step up to the icon on the floor and watch as an Avenger appears before each of you; be it Black Widow, Thor or Hulk . There is a video highlighting the past decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe waiting for you after all that is over, too.
10. SAY CHEESE
Before you go, look out for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s very own “class photo” that includes the leading stars and filmmakers of every single movie released since Marvel Studios’ Iron Man, including newcomer Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) and Mr. Stan Lee himself. Now, this is a photo.
Ready to make your visit? Check out a sneak peek below.
The first decade is just the beginning. Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes Exhibition is now open at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. Get your tickets to begin your journey into the Marvel Cinematic Universe here.