The multi-platform EPIX and its website EPIX.HD.com have offered a lot of cool programs in the last couple of years but one that's likely to be of interest to SuperHeroHype readers is their plans to give a free preview the weekend of April 27 to April 29, at the same time as they're presenting a "Marvel Heroes Weekend" with screenings of Iron Man 2, Thor, the world television premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger as well as the premiere of the EPIX Original Documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story.
All of that is hosted by Stan Lee himself, leading up to the theatrical release of Marvel's The Avengers on May 4.
You can read more about the free preview and the "Marvel Heroes Weekend" in the press release below:
EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service will present Marvel Heroes Weekend, April 27 – 29, a marathon of superhero movies including Iron Man 2, Thor, the world television premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger and the EPIX Original Documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story. Hosted by legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, the marathon also includes EPIX Extra: Mighty Movie Superheroes, examining the origins and fan following of the mighty team. The weekend celebration of Marvel’s famed superheroes and their creator features the movies that have led up to the highly anticipated theatrical release of The Avengers on May 4.
The EPIX Original Documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story follows the life and creations of Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, Captain America, Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and over 200 other characters that can be found in Marvel comic books, on movie screens and in retail stores around the world.
“These action-packed superhero films are some of the most highly viewed titles among EPIX audiences across all platforms,” said EPIX CEO and President Mark Greenberg. “We’re excited to give fans more access than ever before to the mastermind behind it all, Stan Lee.”
Marvel Heroes Weekend is part of a free preview of EPIX for all subscribers of affiliate partners, which will also showcase Hollywood blockbustersTransformers: Dark of the Moon, Rango, Conan the Barbarian, True Grit, The Lincoln Lawyer and more, along with EPIX original comedy and music eventsLewis Black: In God We Rust, Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell and Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball. Over 30 million homes nationwide will have access to the free preview, including over 150 titles available On Demand and more than 3000 movie titles available online at EpixHD.com and through EPIX apps.