Ahead of a sequel—or in the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, its entire lineup—fans will often rewatch previous movies to catch themselves up, and now Marvel fans will be able to watch both Guardians of the Galaxy films when Vol. 2 debuts in theaters.
James Gunn revealed Saturday that select theaters will host a Guardians of the Galaxy marathon in RealD 3D on May 4, one day before Vol. 2 opens. In a Facebook post with a new poster for the film, Gunn called it “over four hours of Guardians of bliss” and said that fans who attended the marathon would get “an exclusive poster and souvenir collectible button set.”
See a Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1/Vol. 2 double feature exclusively in RealD3D on Thursday May 4th at…
Guardians of the Galaxy will screen at 4:30pm local time with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 showing afterwards.
It’s not the first time movie theaters have hosted opening-night marathons. They had a triple feature ahead of Captain America: Civil War, one for Phase 1, and a full Marvel marathons lasting more than a day. But Thanos aside, the rest of the MCU has yet to really cross into Guardians of the Galaxy territory, so just screening the two films together makes a lot more sense.
You can purchase tickets and find participating theaters near you on Fandango.