'Avengers' arrives early for Facebook fans

Apr 02, 2012
In this photo provided by Disney, Chris Evans, portraying Captain America, left, and Robert Downey Jr., portraying Tony Stark, act in a scene from "Marvel's The Avengers." Facebook fans are getting an early shot to see the all-star superhero tale “The Avengers.” Disney's Marvel Studios announced Monday, April 2, 2012, that it will offer advance screenings around the world in cities where “The Avengers” has gained the most fans on Facebook. (AP Photo/Disney, Zade Rosethal)

(AP) -- Facebook fans are getting an early shot to see the all-star superhero tale "The Avengers."

Disney's Marvel Studios announced Monday that it will offer advance screenings around the world in cities where "The Avengers" has gained the most fans on Facebook.

Early screenings will start with shows in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Houston and Miami on April 14, nearly three weeks before the film's May 4 U.S. debut. will be free, first-come, first-served.

Marvel plans another round of early screenings in five more cities. can lobby for their city on "The Avengers" page.

"The Avengers" features Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johannson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.

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More information: https://www.facebook.com/avengers

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