Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” To Premiere in Select IMAX Theaters on July 7th (@Guardians)

974E77CF-3FA2-47FA-A4AE-B0624C05A09AMarvel Studios announces Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy: An IMAX 3D First Look, featuring 17 minutes of exclusive footage from the highly anticipated summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. The sneak peek will be showcased in 150 IMAX theatre locations across North America on July 7 at 7 p.m.

Select IMAX 3D theatres nationwide and internationally will offer the special screening of thrilling, never-before-seen IMAX 3D footage of the James Gunn-directed epic space adventure, which opens in U.S. theatres on August 1.

Commenting on the exclusive footage, director James Gunn says, Weve re-mastered some of our epic sequences into the IMAX 3D format, taking the scope and scale to new heights while creating a truly immersive, cinematic experience that will take you further into the Marvel Universe than ever before.

IMAX and Marvel fans are some of the most die-hard in the world and were excited to offer them this exclusive extended first-look at one of the summers hottest upcoming movies in IMAX 3D, said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. James Gunns visionaryfilm in IMAX 3D is going to give our audiences an immersive experience they wont find anywhere else, and were thrilled to get the ball rolling and reward fans early at this unique event.

Tickets to the July 7 Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy: An IMAX 3D First Look are free and are available now for U.S. and Canadian screenings on a first-come, first-served basis

Fans who attend this sneak peek will also receive a limited-edition collectible Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX poster.

An action-packed, epic space adventure,Marvel’sGuardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfitsRocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate standwith the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy, which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

Kevin Feige, p.g.a., is the producer and Louis DEsposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. James Gunn and Nicole Perlman wrote the screenplay.

Written by Juliet Schroder

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