Avengers assemble on Las Vegas Strip

Madame Tussauds is adding to its superhero lineup at the Venetian.

The museum will host a rope-cutting ceremony on Wednesday for its new Marvel 4D theater featuring The Avengers and other popular heroes.

The announced lineup includes Iron Man, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Chris Evans as Captain America.

It’s billed as the “largest lineup of Marvel figures” but only the “core four” of the Avengers team were mentioned in the announcement. I know Madame Tussauds has also created statues of Hulk, Spider-Man, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, so maybe they’ll also be there.

It’s been a while since I’ve been to Madame Tussauds, but occasionally their people will bring a statue by the station for one of our shows.

Thor was here earlier this year, and the likeness was incredible. We were told Chris Hemsworth spent two days modeling for the figure.

According to a news release, the “4D” portion of the Marvel exhibit features a 10-minute film and special effects inside the theater – shaking seats, water splashes, etc.

This isn’t the only Marvel news making headlines in Las Vegas this week. Word on the street is Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is closing on Broadway and looking for new digs on the Strip.

The Associated Press reported that the official announcement will be made in the coming weeks. Looks like our entertainment team will be busy today trying to find out where the show will land.

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