When Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War Parts I and II hits theaters in May of 2018 and 2019, it will do so as the first Hollywood feature to be shot using the the customized Alexa 65 IMAX 2D camera. The entire film will be shot using these cameras, offering all movie goers the singular experience that IMAX adds to films.
In a joint statement released by IMAX and Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, directors of the two films, explained the decision.
The Russos explained, “The intent with the Infinity War films is to bring ten years of accumulative storytelling to an incredible climax. 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.”
Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX, Greg Foster, added, “Over the years, IMAX has had the incredible good fortune to work with some of the world’s finest, most talented filmmakers, who continue to push the envelope both technically and creatively. We could not be more excited to deepen our partnership with Joe and Anthony Russo, a pair of filmmakers we believe are next-generation trailblazers. Marvel’s Avengers franchise has become a global phenomenon and to have it pay off in this epic way using the IMAX/ARRI digital camera is the very definition of event movie-going.”
Avengers: Age of Ultron had a huge opening weekend in IMAX theaters as do many large-scale action films. I’d expect both parts of Infinity War to have huge box offices and with this added feature, they might pull in even more than I originally thought.