Marvel's 10th anniversary: How the Mondo art show sets the stage for Carol Danvers, MCU's next big superhero

Promising to be one of the most memorable in the Mondo Gallery history, the show will feature new contributions from some of Mondo’s most sought-after artists.


                            Marvel's 10th anniversary: How the Mondo art show sets the stage for Carol Danvers, MCU's next big superhero

Over the past ten years and across 21 blockbusters, Marvel Studios has not only churned a billion dollar franchise but also an ever-expansive cinematic universe, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. As part of the celebrations, though, Mondo Gallery has recently announced an epic show - called 'Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years' - that will get underway this October. 

Promising to be one of the most memorable in the Mondo Gallery history, the show will feature new contributions from some of Mondo’s most sought-after artists as well as few previously released pieces. Meaning, a glimpse at the older and newer Marvel icons, who have unfailingly secured a place in our hearts, including the fan-favorite Iron Man. 

In fact, a look at the show's postcard revealed César Moreno’s print for the first Iron Man, which is going to be a focus of the exhibition along with a roster of well-known heroes and villains from Marvel. With an emphasis on the first decade of the franchise, though, the celebratory exhibition couldn't have come at a better time - just ahead of the big screen debut of Carol Danvers (March 8, 2019). 

'Captain Marvel' is going to be Carol Danvers' big screen debut featuring Brie Larson (Twitter)
'Captain Marvel' is going to be Carol Danvers' big screen debut featuring Brie Larson (Twitter)

There are at least a dozen reasons why the upcoming 'Captain Marvel' movie, featuring Oscar-winning Brie Larson at the front and center of all action, is a breakthrough in superhero specialist studio. Firstly, it's Marvel's first endeavor into the realms of a female-fronted superhero movie, secondly, Captain Marvel's arc is expected to be a major connecting point between the events of 'Infinity War' and upcoming Avengers 4, and finally, it's a much-anticipated film loaded with 90's nostalgia. 

Given what's at stake for the die-hard followers, an art exhibition focussing on the best from Marvel Studios would certainly serve as a gentle reminder for fans. Especially about the epic evolution that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been through in the past ten years.

Mondo art show kicks off on October 12
Mondo art show kicks off on October 12

“As a devourer of pop culture with a heavy lean on movies and comics, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the ultimate dessert,” Eric Garza, Mondo's Creative Director said in an official press release. “What Marvel Studios has accomplished over the last ten years is nothing short of remarkable. They’ve given us heroes that are big and small, mighty and cosmic while telling incredible stories that are often sweepingly epic while at the same time nuanced and personal. We are incredibly excited to celebrate ten years of monumental filmmaking and characters courtesy of the mighty Marvel Studios. Make Mine Marvel!” 

The Marvel-centric exhibition kicks off on October 12  and will run through October 20.