Prepare for an immersive, action-packed, battle between heroes and villains.
The show features Spiderman, The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and even Doctor Strange. Our beloved heroes will be battling Loki, Nebula, Yondu, Electro, Green Goblin, Rhino, Black Cat and many more!
It all takes place Friday,November 10 at Place Bell.
There's The Avengers, Spiderman, Superman, Catwoman, Wolverine, and the list goes on — not to mention Marvel legend Stan Lee kicking back on a bench, admiring it all.
Maxime Duval, the homeowner and artist behind these life-sized creations (yes, the Hulk stands eight-and-a-half feet tall) goes all out with his homemade Halloween decorations every single spooky season.
We asked him what visitors can expect for this year's 27th edition.
Duval said the idea for this year's superhero theme came when his wife spotted a life-sized Batman and Spiderman in a music store.
"I hope to bring some sunshine and a smile in this dark and special circumstance. People need a special moment and I will be there to welcome them as Captain America," said Duval.
On the evening of Halloween, there will be candy and a show featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Batman and Harley Quinn.
The Facebook event reads: "This is your annual show, this magic moment belongs to you. I want to see as many Super Heroes as possible on October 31. Calling the Marvel and DC geeks. P.S ca va bien aller."
Duval requests that visitors "kindly respect the two-meter distance."
On a fence between railway tracks and a bicycle path, in Montreal's Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie neighbourhood, is a suggestion box for the universe that's been filled with hundreds of wishes during these troubled times.
The box — there since April — is made of upcycled wood, paint and hardware, though people sometimes place flowers or small objects on it. There are also usually waterproof notepads and pens by its side.
The man behind it prefers to be known semi-anonymously as François C.
"When people write a note, I want them to address the universe, themselves, or life itself, and not someone with a certain gender . . . age group [or] cultural background," he told MTL Blog, though he revealed he's in his 30s and has lived in Montreal for 20 years.
He also doesn't want us to disclose the exact location of the box, explaining: "I don't wish to create an attraction. I want it to be something you simply happen to cross on your way fortuitously."
So, if you want to ask the universe for a wish, go on a walk through Rosemont — paying special attention to train tracks, bike paths and the energy of your desires.
François said the idea came to him during the spring lockdown.
"I somehow had the strong feeling that a lot of people needed to express themselves and I wanted to offer them the possibility to do it in a way they usually can't with their relatives, or on social media," he said.
"I wanted people to take the time to remember that they . . . still have legitimate needs and feelings, and that they still have the right to wish for better things to happen."
What do the notes say?
Topics range from love to spiritualty to COVID-19 from people of all ages, François said — a mix of light-hearted wishes, like hot-dog stands in the neighbourhood every Sunday, and deeper subjects, like gaining legal rights to see one's own child.
"I must admit that from time to time, I get so shaken by the notes I find in the box that I can't help but wonder if, in the end, I am strong enough to handle my own creation," he said.
Right now, he said pets are a recurring theme.
Here are some direct quotes from the notes:
"I don't like it when people steal my melons. Make it stop."
"I wish that my ex (R.I.P.) knows that I love him... and that he forgives me! Hasta luego mi amor!"
"I would like to get a dog or a hamster and that my mother stops smoking"
"I want to open the door to a nice relationship, deep and healthy. Seb Adams or better."
"I wish not to have cancer."
"That my friends stop doing drugs, that they make more music, some real music, that they cut the bullshit"
"Not die a virgin, pray for me"
"Defund the SPVM"
"I wish to my 5 grand-children: the strength to believe in a better world, without wars, without pandemics, without humanitarian crisis, without economic crisis."
What happens to the notes?
One side of the box reads, "All wishes will be considered with the utmost attention. Promise."
François said he keeps that promise, reading each note with empathy and understanding.
"I like to try to feel each note as if I could feel the person behind it, at the exact moment they wrote it," he said.
Then he scans them and places them in a big envelope for safekeeping.
"I think the first step in having our wishes come to life is being able to identify them for ourselves. If we reflect on them long enough to formulate them and name them clearly, then they start getting concrete enough . . . to happen or materialize in some way."
When Justin Trudeau was elected Prime Minister, the main thing people were talking about were his looks.
So it was only a matter of time beforepeople decided to write some fan fiction stories about him.
But it wasn't some basement dwelling fanboy who did it, it was Marvel themselves.
This comic book cover was created as an alternate cover for Marvel's Civil War II: Choosing Sides.
The cover features the Prime Minister wearing the most Canadian boxing shorts ever surrounded by members of the Canadian superhero squad Alpha Flight as well as a pissed off looking Iron Man in the background.
Apparently this is becoming a sort of family tradition. Pierre Elliott Trudeau actually appeared in one of the Uncanny X-Men comics. "Wanted: Wolverine! Dead or Alive!" The Uncanny X-Men #120.