Avengers: Infinity War Will Be Filmed Entirely In IMAX


Big deal, you say. Plenty of movies are filmed for IMAX, right?

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Actually, no. Parts of some major films of the past few years were filmed with special IMAX cameras and the unique aspect ratio that looks best on the company’s oversized screens — including some super hero movies, like The Dark Knight Rises — but no one has taken the plunge and shot a whole motion picture that way. In other words, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo will be breaking some new ground with Avengers: Infinity War, which Marvel announced today will be shot entirely using custom 2D IMAX/ARRI digital cameras.

“The intent with the Infinity War films is to bring 10 years of accumulative storytelling to an incredible climax,” the Russo brothers said to Marvel.com. “We felt that the best way to exploit the scale and scope required to close out the final chapter of these three phases, was to be the first films shot entirely on the IMAX/Arri Digital camera.”

The main reason that nobody has attempted this before? It’s incredibly expensive. But when you are nearly guaranteed that short of the world ending prior to 2019, both parts of Avengers: Infinity War are going to make a billion dollars globally, you can afford to shell out for some more costly filmmaking techniques (and shooting both chapters back to back will help hold costs down too).

This means you’ll need to find an excuse to see Infinity War on a legit IMAX screen if you weren’t already planning on doing so, as you can honestly say it’s the way the movies were meant to be seen. It’s a little drive to the one nearest me, but I’ll be making it, no doubt.

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