Disney Unveils Avengers Academy, Adds Captain America To Its Costumed Character Ranks

by Brett White

It's taken a while, but it looks like Marvel properties are finally starting to integrate in with Disney's, as was revealed today at the company's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. This integration will first manifest itself as Disney revamps its cruise line, wherein a new interactive experience—Avengers Academy—will now play a prominent role in the endeavor.

The Avengers Academy area will be modeled after the interior of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier seen in "Marvel's the Avengers, complete with the sleek styling and logo'd out tables seen in the film. There, kids will get to "train" to be the next generation of heroes, and get to see and/or use props like Iron Man's armor, Thor's hammer, and Captain America's shield. There are more details, including a look at the Academy itself, in this quick video.

Kids will also get the chance to hang out with Captain America, who has become the very first costumed Marvel character to debut at any Disney event. Captain America's involvement will be limited to just the Disney Magic cruise for now. Check out the Disney Captain America in action!

For pictures of the new Captain America costume, check out Inside the Magic.

[via Comic Book Resources]

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