Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has been a massive worldwide success, which isn’t exactly any surprise.
But now they’re looking to break new ground again, by announcing that Avengers: Infinity War will be the first major film to be shot entirely using IMAX cameras.
Infinity War is actually getting split up into two films, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo taking over directing duties from Joss Whedon.
The IMAX CEO had this to say about the announcement:
“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.”
This is really big news and news that honestly surprised the heck out of me. I always thought that IMAX film purist Christopher Nolan was going to be the first person to shoot entirely on the large premium screen IMAX format, but I guess Marvel and The Russos are beating him to the punch.
The Russos are going to have a lot of time to plan out their extensive two part shoot with IMAX cameras for the Marvel Cinematic Universe climax Infinity War, by shooting some scenes from the upcoming Captain America: Civil War in the IMAX format.
I’m excited to see The Russos getting a bigger shot with the Marvel universe, despite me not exactly loving The Winter Soldier like everyone else.
I did however think that they did a fine job with the film, while the character itself sort of lacked what was needed to make a great film.