Bad Robot Confirms 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Filming in IMAX Format
by Ethan Anderton
July 8, 2014
This past spring brought news of a new deal between Disney and IMAX to release a whole slew of their films on the large format screen including Guardians of the Galaxy next month, The Avengers: Age of Ultron next summer, and Star Wars: Episode VII in the winter of 2015. However, at the time, that wasn't a guarantee that the latter sci-fi sequel from director J.J. Abrams would shoot on IMAX film stock to take advantage of the giant screen's full potential. Now we have as good of confirmation as we can get with a photo posted to Twitter from the official Bad Robot account that shows and IMAX camera in action.
Here's the tweet from the official Bad Robot account with a hashtag we fully agree with:
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) July 8, 2014
And if that's not good enough for you, SlashFilm quickly went the extra mile and got word from an IMAX representative who said, "All we can say at this point is that we can confirm that JJ Abrams is using the IMAX camera for Star Wars: Episode VII.” The same representative also confirmed that Abrams is using film, which means we'll be getting some 70mm IMAX footage for Star Wars: Episode VII. The question is just what was being shot above? The desert scene hints at Tatooine, but maybe there's a new desert setting that won't go back to the iconic planet on the outer rim. Either way, we'll see it in IMAX, and that's great.