If Batman couldn’t do it by himself, can the combined clout of The Avengers complete the mission?
That mission being, fill the Thomas & Mack Center?
Feld Entertainment, the folks behind circus and ice shows, have rolled out plans for “Marvel Universe Live!,” which combines Marvel’s mightiest heroes into a theatrical arena show.
The show’s website lists local dates at the Thomas & Mack Center April 23-26 of 2015. An arena spokeswoman says those dates are unofficial and ticket sale dates have not been set.
The show is casting all the big Marvel heroes and villains, including Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Wolverine and even Spider-Man, though a separate producer is trying to take the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” to arenas and a Las Vegas casino.
Maybe the Felds — known in Las Vegas for co-producing “Siegfried & Roy at The Mirage” — and the Marvel folk can do what their rivals at DC Comics couldn’t with “Batman Live,” a tour that played the Thomas & Mack in the fall of 2012.
A) Better sell the public on what the show is, or is trying to be: more of an all-ages enterprise with live actors instead of a kid’s show with costumed mascots ice-skating and lip-syncing.
B) Not be in town the same weekend “Phineas and Ferb” visited the cross-town Orleans Arena. Talk about tough foes. They left “Batman Live” with a lot of empty seats.