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'Captain America: Civil War' to Have Some New Digital IMAX Footage

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April 13, 2015
Source: Variety

Captain America: Civil War

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?

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  • Chris Groves
    I wonder what the resolution is? Because there are cameras now that shoot at 6K. So if this is anything less than that, what exactly are you getting out of this 'IMAX Digital' camera outside of a different(taller) IMAX aspect ratio? Maybe some of the details are lost on me.
  • SallySpider
    So despite being around for decades they are just now making a 2D camera that can take advantage of their massive screens....HUH???
    • Chris Groves
      Digital 2D camera, yes. Before, IMAX cameras carried a horizontal 70mm 15 perf film stock, as that is what IMAX productions were shot and displayed on. But with the advent of Digital Cinema and IMAX always being at the cutting edge, it was just a matter of time until they started creating digital camera solutions for their format.
      • SallySpider
        That makes no sense
        • Chris Groves
          What doesn't make sense? You wondered 'They just now have a 2D camera that can take advantage of their huge screens?' No, that isn't true. Film/celluloid based IMAX cameras, using 70mm 15 perf film, have been around for ages. The Dark Knight and multiple other films had sequences filmed with these IMAX cameras. This is a DIGITAL IMAX camera, one that doesn't use film, and this is the first 2D Digital IMAX camera they have put together.
  • rickvanr
    6K is still pretty small
  • Chris Groves
    I for one cannot wait until the digital takeover is complete.
  • DAVIDPD
    "And that makes you LLLLARRRGGGERRRR than life!"
  • Mark Brackney
    Cool.
  • Mark Brackney
    Also, to somebody who has read the original Comics, why do Tony and Roger fight again?

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