Promotion of Marvel Studios films at Disney parks has become a regular occurrence, and that pattern is set to continue starting July 4 with "Guardians of the Galaxy": Disney has announced that fans can get an early look at the movie on both coasts, with events at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
A 3D preview of "Guardians" -- with "special in-theater effects" -- will take residence at the Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland, normally the home of "Captain EO." No need for Michael Jackson fans to despair 00 "Captain EO" is expected to return in the future, after Star-Lord and the crew get their time in the theme park spotlight.
On the other side of the country, Walt Disney World guests will be able to get a taste of "Guardians" in RealD 3D at the ABC Sound Studio, in the complex's Disney's Hollywood Studios park.
This follows previous promotional efforts like "Captain America: The Living Legend and Symbol of Courage," "Thor: Treasures of Asgard" and "Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries;" all located inside Innoventions at Tomorrowland.
Written and directed by James Gunn and scheduled for release on Aug. 1, "Guardians of the Galaxy" stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close and John C. Reilly.