'Captain America: Civil War' to Have Some New Digital IMAX Footage
There's no doubt that Captain America: Civil War will be one of the biggest blockbuster events next year when it hits theaters on May 6th, 2016. But now we know that it will be about as big as it can get with some full-format IMAX footage shot for the massive screen. In fact, this IMAX footage will be the first to use a new 2D digital IMAX camera, which was created after the giant film format company realized they needed a camera that took advantage of their massive screen, but didn't need to be shot in 3D or on film. IMAX CEO Greg Foster says, "This is where there was a gap and now we’re filling this gap in our arsenal."
Production is about to begin in Atlanta very soon, and Variety reports Anthony & Joe Russo will be using this new IMAX camera to shoot what will amount to about 15 minutes of IMAX footage for Captain America: Civil War. Joe Russo said, "When you’re working on a Marvel film, there’s a sense of showmanship that goes along with the movies, and no exhibitor exploits that better than IMAX." Surely it will be nice for the Russo brothers to have an IMAX camera that isn't a pain in the ass to shoot with, especially since Joe Russo says there's one particular sequence in the film that has "some incredible scale to it." Of course, we can't wait to see it. Sound good?