"Thank you for beating us up, She-Hulk."
That was the scene after a lesson in stage fighting Wednesday afternoon at American Airlines Center where Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes will run through Aug. 12. The show will move to the Convention Center in Fort Worth from Aug. 16-19.
In Age of Heroes, Loki, as he's wont to do, is trying to gain control of an object (the Wand of Watoomb) that will help him rule Asgard and Earth. Hoping to stop his quest are the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange.
Along the way, they encounter obstacles throughout the Universe from New York City to its outer reaches, including Nebula, the Chitauri and Yondu.
Get ready for a spectacle, with fights, lights and pyrotechnics. There's even a motorcycle stunt show. There is also a lot of misdirection and pantomiming reminiscent of the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. But when Doctor Strange levitates in, you'll forget all of that. Besides, there will also be plenty of superhero eye candy -- I see you, little cute blonde Black Panther -- or T-shirts on which you'll cast a coveting eye.
But before all of that can happen, people behind the scenes prepare to fight, light and, um, deal with fire. There's Rebecca, the wardrobe coordinator, who keeps the aliens looking their best. There's Anthony Czumalowski, whose main character is villain Elektro but who also steps in as needed to play others. And there's Nik Nieves, who is the fight captain.
And on Wednesday, there was a visitor, who was up for anything. And that includes Hulking out.
Watch the video from backstage with 'Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes.'