Marvel sure is fast tracking efforts to create an entire ecosystem for its cinematic universe. Not only does the studio already have about a tonne of movies lined up through 2019, it appears that Marvel is also taking things up a notch in terms of the production for its movies.
We hear that Marvel is pulling out all the stops for its last big team-up because “Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Part 2” are both being filmed using IMAX cameras exclusively, according to Variety.
You know what this means though, right? This would mark the first Marvel films crafted entirely for IMAX screens.
According to IMAX CEO Greg Foster:
The Russos are going to spend the next 15 months or so designing the making of the Avengers films with these cameras in mind. They’re not looking at this a week before they start filming or only focusing on an important section of the film. This is something that’s never happened before.
And as we speak, they’re carefully designing the films for that format, which are set to be mind-blowing, of course.
Other major films have used IMAX cameras for key action scenes such as the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, and last year’s “Interstellar”, which set a record by shooting more than an hour of footage with the technology.
Meanwhile, next year’s “Captain America: Civil War” will feature a 15-minute scene shot with a brand new 2D camera designed by IMAX and movie equipment company Arri. Marvel films are quickly becoming benchmarks for filmmaking technology.
What about the rest of the highly anticipated upcoming Marvel films? The full amended movie slate is as follows:
- Ant-Man – 17th July 2015
- Captain America: Civil War – 6th May 2016
- Doctor Strange – 6th November 2016
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – 5th May 2017
- Spider-Man Reboot – 28th July 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok – 3rd November 2017
- Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 – 4th May 2018
- Black Panther – 6th July 2018
- Captain Marvel – 2nd November 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 – 3rd May 2019
- Inhumans – 12th July 2019
Marvel, you can do no wrong.