The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has some seriously dedicated Marvel fans who aren’t afraid to go big to show their love for the franchise.
On Sunday, The Boston Globe reported that a group of “pranksters” transformed MIT’s Great Dome into Captain America’s iconic red, white, and blue shield on Saturday night in honor of Avengers: Endgame.
Now, thanks to a video uploaded to YouTube by MIT sophomore Raymond Huffman, Avengers fans all around the world can see the display.
The dome redecoration was carried out by an ambitious group consisting of dozens of people, who call themselves the MIT “hackers.” They reportedly started planning the Captain America tribute about a year ago, after learning when the final Avengers film would be released, and have been hard at work for the past few months making sure everything was set for the big reveal.
One of the members anonymously explained to The Boston Globe that the current generation of MIT students grew up watching the franchise, so they wanted to show thanks for the role it played in their lives. And it looks like the display of gratitude was a real success, and even gained the attention and praise of Captain America himself, actor Chris Evans, who thinks the transformation is “very cool!”
For those unfamiliar with MIT’s Dome Hacks, this isn’t the first time the building has been tampered with. In the past, the school’s Great Dome has been transformed into R2D2, had a fake police car placed on top, a piano, and more.
The hacker associated with the latest Captain America-themed dome redecoration told The Boston Globe that “putting things on the dome is a big challenge,” and, “the priority is safety for people, and safety for MIT structures.”
“We hope people look at it and it gets their imagination going,” the hacker told the publication.
Lin-Manuel Miranda freestyles on ‘The Tonight Show’, announces new Broadway show
Lin-Manuel Miranda is no stranger to rapping on The Tonight Show.
“On Tuesday, the composer appeared in a segment called “Freestyle Generator,” which challenged him to rap using three random subjects however he saw fit.
As you’d expect, it’s seamless, but at the end of the segment Miranda had another surprise, announcing he’s bringing Freestyle Love Supreme to Broadway in September.
The improvised hip hop show from Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale, had a successful run in early 2019, and you can expect surprise appearances along the way.
“Fifteen years ago, when Freestyle Love Supreme was first developed, the idea of bringing our little improv show to Broadway seemed completely out of the realm of possibility,” said Kail and Miranda in a statement to Playbill. ”
The Batman: Matt Reeves Addresses Robert Pattinson’s Casting
Long before Robert Pattinson signed on the dotted line to star as Bruce Wayne in The Batman, the internet lit up like a Christmas tree with hot takes on the news. Now, director Matt Reeves has broken his silence on the “Battinson” hullabaloo … kind of!
‘Orange is the New Black’ announces the final season with a sing-along
“One of Netflix’s original originals says goodbye in 2019, and the cast of Orange is the New Black sang a very special song to announce the final season.
Netflix shared the Season 7 premiere date with a video featuring Uzo Aduba, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Kate Mulgrew, Adrienne C. Moore, Jackie Cruz, and Diane Guerrero singing the show theme song, “You’ve Got Time” by Regina Spektor. Filmed separately, they make their way around the Orange set for the last time, taking in props, costumes, and sets and sharing bittersweet greetings with the crew.
Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix on July 26.”
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