Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX First Look To Feature 17 Minutes of Footage

Marvel Studios will present more than 15 minutes of preview footage from Guardians of the Galaxy, for free, in IMAX theaters on July 7 at 7 p.m.

Coming off the always-spectacular Fourth of July weekend at the U.S. box office, Marvel will have less than a month to promote the film...and during that time, a week or so will be eaten up by Comic Con International: San Diego at the end of July. To keep fans' eyes on the ball, the studio is apparently hoping that a not-insignificant investment in promotion on their part will get fans hooked on a feeling.

The screenings will be held at select theaters and you need to sign up for  SeeItFirst account (free, no requirements except being an adult) in order to reserve tickets, but it's a first-come, first-served screening and it's likely some theaters will overbook, so you probably want to arrive early.

Those who attend the screening will get a free copy of the poster above, a commemorative, limited-edition exclusive that will look as good in your home-office as it does on your eBay feedback profile (we kid, we kid...).

You can check out the official Facebook posting from the Marvel/Guardians of the Galaxy page below.

Guardians of the Galaxy is due in U.S. theaters on August 1. It stars Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista and is directed by James Gunn.

Fans interested in attending the SeeItFirst screenings can check out their website here and reserve a spot! You're welcome. 

Announcing Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy": An IMAX® 3D First Look, a special event showing 17 minutes of exclusive film footage! This free sneak peek will be showcased in 150 IMAX® theatre locations across North America on July 7 at 7PM, and tickets will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Go here now to get yours:

Fans who attend this sneak peek will also receive a limited-edition collectible Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" IMAX poster!