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UPDATED: See GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY a Month Early!

UPDATE: We’re still debating whether or not fans are going to see the entire movie or just 17 minutes of rendered footage exclusively for IMAX 3D. Based on the official press release (below) we got from Disney, we’re thinking it’s just the latter. That makes us a little sad, but we’re still going.

MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”: AN IMAX® 3D FIRST LOOK
FEATURES EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE TO BE SHOWN IN 150 SELECT IMAX® THEATRE LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA ON JULY 7 AT 7 P.M.

Burbank, Calif. (June 27, 2014) –Marvel Studios announces Marvel’s “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, “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.”

“IMAX and Marvel fans are some of the most die-hard in the world and we’re excited to offer them this exclusive extended first-look at one of the summer’s hottest upcoming movies in IMAX 3D,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “James Gunn’s visionary film in IMAX 3D is going to give our audiences an immersive experience they won’t find anywhere else, and we’re thrilled to get the ball rolling and reward fans early at this unique event.”

Tickets to the July 7 Marvel’s “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 through www.facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Well this is unprecedented. Disney and Marvel are giving fans a special preview of the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy 26 days early, for one night only. And to sweeten the pot, they’re adding 17 minutes of exclusive footage. Hang on a second… We need a minute to stop hyperventilating from all the excitement right now.

It appears that the studio wants you to be even more excited about this movie. They are that confident in the success of Guardians of the Galaxy. Participating cities with will be getting the coveted next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but only in IMAX 3D. Yes, your city has to have an IMAX in order for you to see Guardians.

Guardians IMAX poster

PRESS RELEASE:

Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY:
AN IMAX 3D FIRST LOOK
(featuring 17 minutes of exclusive footage)

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians 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 misfits—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 stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

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The special IMAX 3D preview of Guardians of the Galaxy is July 7, 2014.  Is it coming to an IMAX near you? Click here to find out and reserve your ticket. Guardians officially comes to theaters August 1, 2014.

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Christina Janke

Christina Janke

Host of "Intro to Geek" on Shauncastic.com. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, and Gail Simone, and hopes to be just like them when she grows up.

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