If you can’t wait to see Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel is going to give you a taste of their upcoming movie. The studio will be screening 17 minutes of IMAX 3D footage from the sci-fi action movie at 150 IMAX theaters across North America on July 7th at 7pm. In a press release, director James Gunn says “We’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.” If memory serves me correctly, I don’t think Marvel has ever done a footage screening like this, and while it makes sense to promote this lesser-known property, it’s also a show of faith that the picture can build some positive buzz before its release date. Additionally, fans who attend the free presentation will get a limited edition Guardians of the Galaxy poster.
Hit the jump for more on the Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX 3D screening (including a look at the limited edition poster), and click here to get your first-come, first serve tickets. Guardians of the Galaxy opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on August 1st.