"I have personally championed this project because I know it will draw visitors from across the country and the Asia-Pacific, meaning more tourism jobs for Queenslanders."
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Kate Jones, echoed the Premier's sentiments, saying, "This exhibition is another outstanding addition to Queensland's world-class events calendar which draws thousands of visitors a year, helps grow our tourism industry and delivers jobs,"
Marvel Comics was founded in 1939 and since has brought us such heroes as Doctor Strange (in cinemas now), Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine and the X-Men, Ant Man, Iron Man, Captain America, and the Hulk. Not to mention epic squads like the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Fantastic Four. Then there are the villains like Loki, Red Skull, Green Goblin and Magneto. The list of household names goes on and on and on.
QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said of the exhibit, "It will give significant focus to the creative artists who translate the drawn narrative to the screen through production design and storyboarding, costume and prop design, and special effects and postproduction on this series which has redefined the cinematic super hero.
"The exhibition experience will extend into GOMA's Australian Cinémathèque with a retrospective of the Marvel Cinematic Universe of films."
This exhibit will certainly have broad appeal, but of course, it's most exciting for Australian Marvel fans, who are some of the most passionate supporters of the brand in the world.
Kylie Watson-Wheeler, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand said, "The power of Marvel lies in its broad appeal and how it connects with people of all ages. It's wonderful that Queensland, QAGOMA and Marvel could bring this exhibition, the largest of its kind, to the people of Australia."