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We’re closing in fast on the August 1st release date for James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy and there’s still plenty of GOTG goodness coming out of the Internet’s woodwork. We’ve got a featurette about the galaxy’s galactic band of ruffians and some details on the exclusive premiere of 17 minutes of GOTG movie being showcased at selected IMAX theaters.

First off is the IMAX screening info. This July 7th, IMAX theaters will be screening 17 minutes of Guardians of the Galaxy on a first come first served basis for tickets. Follow this link to get yours. The lucky fans who get in will also receive this funky limited edition collectible Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX poster.

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Next up is a short featurette that focuses on the Definitive Anti-Hero. Each of our heroes is discussed by the actor who portrays them. It’s a nice look into the characters personalities and motivations.

This film looks like it’s going to blow the roof off the box office. Although I’m 110% sure GOTG will rule in its opening weekend, I’m only about 80% sure that GOTG will stay on top the following week when Michael Bay‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles releases. It’s not that I think TMNT will be a better movie, far from it, but that the marketed lower age groups of TMNT’s audience will drive it to the number one spot. It will be interesting to see which movie out-box-offices the other.

There’s really nothing else in the pipeline that could topple either movie and I expect GOTG to reclaim the top at the box office status after that first weekend of TMNT. Overall I expect GOTG to outperform everything Marvel has made to date except perhaps The Avengers.

What do you think, will GOTG do as well as I expect it to? Will TMNT make a dent in GOTG’s box office?

Via: The Mary Sue

Category: Comics, Film

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