EW PopFest is kicking off with the help of a Marvel superhero.
As a special launch for the Los Angeles-based event, EW is offering an advance screening of Doctor Strange on Friday, Oct. 28. Tickets are available as a bonus to the first 300 two-day VIP tickets sold, so get clicking for your chance to be one of the first people to see the film before it hits theaters on Nov. 4.
Doctor Strange, adapted from the Marvel Comics series of the same name, stars Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character, a neurosurgeon injured in a car accident that ruins his career. As he embarks on a journey of healing, he finds himself tasked with protecting the world from forces of evil hailing from another dimension.
Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) directs the film from a screenplay co-written with his Sinister collaborator, C. Robert Cargill. Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton also stars as the Ancient One, while Oscar nominees Rachel McAdams and Chiwetel Ejiofor round out the film’s supporting cast. Following the PopFest screening, Derrickson will participate in a Q&A event.
In addition to the advance screening of Doctor Strange, EW PopFest will feature appearances by Jodie Foster, James Corden, Anna Faris, the cast of Happy Endings, and many more. A 20th anniversary screening of Wes Craven’s Scream, a sneak peek at the first footage from the Dark Tower movie, and musical performances by Nick Jonas and Janelle Monae are also planned.
EW PopFest runs from Oct. 29-30 at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://ewpopfest.com/.