Marvel Studios announces Marvelâ€™s â€œGuardians of the Galaxyâ€: An IMAXÂ® 3D First Look, featuring 17 minutes of exclusive footage from the highly anticipated summer blockbuster â€œGuardians of the Galaxy.â€ The sneak peek will be showcased in 150 IMAXÂ® theatre locations across North America on July 7 at 7 p.m.
Select IMAX 3DÂ® 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, â€œWeâ€™ve 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.â€
â€œIMAX and Marvel fans are some of the most die-hard in the world and weâ€™re excited to offer them this exclusive extended first-look at one of the summerâ€™s hottest upcoming movies in IMAX 3D,â€ said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. â€œJames Gunnâ€™s visionaryfilm in IMAX 3D is going to give our audiences an immersive experience they wonâ€™t find anywhere else, and weâ€™re thrilled to get the ball rolling and reward fans early at this unique event.â€
Tickets to the July 7 Marvelâ€™s â€œGuardians of the Galaxyâ€: Â An IMAX 3D First Look are free and are available now for U.S. and Canadian screenings on a first-come, first-served basis through www.facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy.
Fans who attend this sneak peek will also receive a limited-edition collectible Marvelâ€™s â€œGuardians of the Galaxyâ€ IMAX poster.
An action-packed, epic space adventure,Â Marvel’sÂ â€œGuardians of the Galaxyâ€ 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.Â To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfitsâ€”Rocket, 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 standâ€”with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
Marvelâ€™s â€œGuardians of the Galaxy,â€ 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 Dâ€™Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. James Gunn and Nicole Perlman wrote the screenplay.
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