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Here's What You Can Find At The World's Biggest Marvel Art Gallery Exhibition

Hint: Think huge.

27/05/2017 9:06 AM AEST | Updated 27/05/2017 9:07 AM AEST
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These guys will be there.

In case you haven't already heard, the world's biggest Marvel exhibition to appear in any art gallery in the world opened at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) on Friday.

In a collaboration with Disney, QAGOMA's 'Marvel: Creating The Cinematic Universe' will showcase more than 500 individual archival objects as seen in the 14 Marvel feature films released since 2008. There'll be everything from your favourite film sets, ranging from original costumes to props, studio designs and hands-on interactive workshops.

In other words, if you're a Marvel fan you might need to take a moment to breathe.

Here is everything you need to know.

The Themes

'Marvel: Creating The Cinematic Universe' covers the entire ground floor of the QAGOMA and is split into three sections each with their own theme. The idea behind each of the exhibition's "chapters" is to help visitors understand the history of Marvel and its evolution from the pages of comic books to the blockbuster films of the 21st century.

The first section, titled 'The Cinematic Assembled', focuses solely on the origins of Marvel on paper through the scope of the "most beloved defender of the neighbourhood, Spider-Man".

Visitors will get the chance to check out some of Spider-Man's first appearances in comic strips as well as an 8x5m mural of the superhero swinging through New York created by comic book artist Wayne Nichols.

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Here's a little blast from the past.

Section two is called 'Decoding the Universe' and lets fans do exactly that through the world of Iron Man himself, Tony Stark.

With props, costumes and film clips straight from the sets of each of the 'Iron Man' movies, this part of the exhibition brings together aspects of Stark's life as seen in the films and visitors can get up-close to objects such as the Iron Man suit and Arc Reactor chest pieces that Robert Downey Jr handled when acting the part.

Oh, and there's also a three-metre tall Hulkbuster Iron Man suit just to cap it all off.

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Lastly, section three is all about being 'Behind The Scenes'. This is where Marvel will give visitors the chance to see what really goes into the making of a superhero blockbuster film through both pre-production and post-production stages.

In this area, the exhibition focuses on storyboarding, animation, costume design, props, models, make-up and prosthetics to show the stages a film goes through before it hits the big screen. It also pairs up with interactive sound editing, special effects and Computer-generated-imagery (CGI) animation stations to let visitors get a little active with the Marvel technology.

The Must-See Objects

If you do end up at the QAGOMA to check this exhibition out, these are the things you absolutely need to check out.

Asgardian Throne Room

This film set brought-to-life is as amazing as the name suggests it is. Straight out of the world of Marvel gods Thor and Loki, the set comes from the upcoming 'Thor: Ragnarok' film to be released this year along with some of the characters' costumes.

We'll let the set speak for itself.

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It's. So. Big.

Hulk's Bed

Ever wondered how big the Incredible Hulk really is? Now you can get an idea. Straight from 'Thor Ragnarok', this set piece has never been in an exhibition before and really helps you understand the Hulk's decorative choices.

Heck, it even looks a little comfy.

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Marvel Interactive Poster Green Screen

If there's anything to say about this, it's that this interactive station is sure to be a family favourite.

With the use of green screen technology and a friendly camera-person, Marvel will get you straight into the universe of your favourite superhero film AND you get to walk away with your own customised poster as a gift.

Surely something you have to try once, right?

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This reporter did.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel didn't forget the newest additions to their blockbuster string of film franchises and this exhibition has dedicated an entire room to your favourite characters.

The stand-out aspect of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' section is in the fine detail put into each of the characters' appearances that make them look eerily real.

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'Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe' opens at the GOMA on May 27 and runs until September 3.

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