‘Captain America: Civil War’ Will Be the First Marvel Film to Shoot in IMAX
Now that Disney has struck a deal with IMAX for future releases of their MCU and Star Wars films, we can expect the filmmakers behind these movies to begin utilizing IMAX cameras for a more immersive experience. But while each of these films will be formatted for release in IMAX theaters, it’s been unclear which (if any) of them will actually shoot with those nifty cameras. According to a new report, Captain America: Civil War most definitely will.
Per Variety, Joe and Anthony Russos’ Captain America: Civil War will be the first Marvel film to pick up the IMAX camera and shoot in the format. The duo will use the company’s new 2D Arri camera to film approximately 15 minutes worth of action scenes. Joe Russo expressed his excitement about working with the technology:
We like being on the cutting edge of technology, and we like to enhance storytelling with technology in a way that pushes the narrative forward creatively. When you’re working on a Marvel film, there’s a sense of showmanship that goes along with the movies, and no exhibitor exploits that better than Imax.
Disney signed a three-year deal with IMAX, which encompasses the following releases: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Rogue One, Star Wars: Episode 8, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Finding Dory, Toy Story 4, Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, The Jungle Book and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
So far, the only upcoming film on that list to utilize the IMAX camera is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. IMAX revealed that they will re-format and digitize each film for ideal presentation in their theaters, and with the Russos announcing their plan to use the IMAX camera, it may only be a matter of time before other productions follow suit.
Captain America: Civil War arrives on May 6, 2016.