“Four hours of Guardians bliss” are coming to theaters, according to James Gunn. The writer-director of Guardians of the Galaxy and its upcoming sequel announced on Saturday that a double feature of his Marvel space operas are coming to select theaters in RealD 3D on Thursday, May 4.
This isn’t the first time theaters screened back-to-back Marvel movies — in fact, it’s actually one of the shorter marathons. In 2012, AMC Theaters screened the entire MCU Phase 1 lineup, beginning with the first Iron Man, as a lead-in to the premiere of The Avengers. A more exhaustive blitz took place in 2015 for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and last year, Marvel brought a Captain America-specific marathon to theaters ahead of Captain America: Civil War. Comparably, four hours seems like a breeze.
According to Gunn, those who show up for the Guardians double feature will receive “an exclusive poster and souvenir collectible button set.” Tickets for the extravaganza are on sale now. Check out the announcement and a new poster below.
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 sees the return of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Yondu (Michael Rooker), and Nebula (Karen Gillan) on a new space adventure. Kurt Russell (Ego the Living Planet), Elizabeth Debicki (Ayesha), and Pom Klementieff (Mantis) will appear as new characters in Marvel’s galaxy far, far away.
The film opens in theaters everywhere May 5.