This past week, two new videos have been released by Disneyland Paris, each featuring one of the artists who are working on pieces to be displayed in the hotel. As the name suggests, it is the artwork as much as the heroes themselves which will be celebrated throughout the hotel, and it has been really interesting to hear these two artists’ takes on what the resort will offer.
In this first video, artist Stephanie Hans gives us a look at an out-of this world Captain Marvel piece she has been working on for the hotel. Something particularly interesting which Hans explains in the video is how she believes Marvel can successfully integrate itself into what was already Disney’s Hotel New York. As she explains, many of the Marvel heroes are regular people living in cities such as New York City. So, by merging this real-life city with the imaginary power of Marvel, the characters in the comics are able to “live and evolve with the times”, whilst creating that co-existence of fantasy and reality which Disney is known for.
The second interview features British illustrator Liam Brazier, and an amazing Spider Man piece he is working on for the Spider Man Suite in the hotel. Brazier discusses how, through his art, he has been paying tribute to the 2-D origins of the Marvel comics. He also touches on the exciting notion that, through the hotel, Disney “really wanted to stress the artists behind the art”, which we imagine will make Disney’s Hotel New York: The Art of Marvel the ultimate gallery of Marvel artistry.
Have you got your reservations booked to stay at Disney’s Hotel New York: The Art of Marvel yet? Which characters are you most excited to see, immortalised in amazing artwork?