Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, which is reportedly set to begin production on February 15th, is apparently looking to go bigger as it was just confirmed that the sequel will be filmed using the RED Weapon 8k camera system. And according to director James Gunn, the sequel will actually be the first film to use this camera system.

Here’s the full press release from RED:

“We are all hugely excited to be shooting the next Guardians of the Galaxy on the new WEAPON 8K. This is my third collaboration with RED, having previously shot with the RED EPIC® on Prometheus and the EPIC DRAGON on Tarzan,” says Nik Korda, Executive Producer. “The large sensor size and super high resolution offered by the new WEAPON 8K, combined with its lightweight and compact size open up a whole range of new creative possibilities.”

WEAPON 8K captures 8K at 75 frames per second (fps), 6K at 100 fps, or 4K at 150 fps with REDCODE® RAW; and its wide dynamic range produces cinema-quality images rich with natural color. Additionally, WEAPON 8K features interchangeable lens mounts, an intelligent OLPF system, and in-camera 3D-LUT outputs.

“RED’s 8K WEAPON is the little big camera. Perfectly counterintuitive. And perfect for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2,” says Henry Braham, BSC, Director of Photography.

With production on the highly anticipated sequel set to begin production next month, it’s safe to bet we’ll begin hearing more news regarding the film over the next few weeks, including confirmed castings. As always, for all things Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 be sure to follow along here.

Source: No Film School.