Steve just posted an enormous amount of coverage from his visit to the set of The Avengers last summer, and now Marvel has announced that eager fans will get the opportunity to see the film well in advance of its wide release. Early screenings will be held in the top five U.S. cities with the most fans on Facebook: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston and Miami, as well as the next five cities that garner the most Facebook fans. Fans have one week to rally support for their city, after which the additional five advanced screening locations will be announced.
By advanced screening, I mean advanced screening. These previews will take place on April 14th, a full three weeks before The Avengers opens wide, in IMAX 3D. Hit the jump to check out the full press release, and head on over to the film’s official Facebook page for more details on how you can catch the flick early. The Avengers opens in IMAX 3D on May 4th.
BURBANK, CALIF. (April 2, 2012) — Marvel Studios announced today that “Marvel’s The Avengers” will reward its fans on Facebook for their continued support of the film’s campaign with advance screenings in cities around the world on a first-come-first-served basis. In the U.S. fans will be able to experience the film in stunning IMAX® 3D.
This unprecedented screening event will enable Facebook fans of “Marvel’s The Avengers” in cities that have assembled the most fans on Facebook to win the first access to screenings of the film, weeks before the May 4th release in theatres. This event will kick off on April 14th at 10 a.m PDT with the top five cities in the U.S. with the most fans on Facebook: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston and Miami. The next five cities to garner the most Facebook “Marvel’s The Avengers” fans will be awarded an early screening as well – to be announced shortly on Facebook. Fans can rally for their city to be the chosen location for this special opportunity by going to https://www.facebook.com/avengers for details. International fans should visit their local “Marvel’s The Avengers” Facebook page for more details on how to win a screening in their city.
Participating fans are encouraged to celebrate this movie event by coming to their local screenings dressed in their finest Super Hero costumes inspired by “Marvel’s The Avengers” — the winners of the Best Costume contest will be awarded reserved seats.
“Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime— is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
In “Marvel’s The Avengers” the world’s greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) join S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerous and powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).
An exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is from Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Joss Whedon from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” will be released in the U.S. in 3D and IMAX 3D on May 4, 2012.