Here's How Awesome the Millennium Falcon Looks Filmed on IMAX

November 28, 2014
Source: SlashFilm

Star Wars IMAX

It's Star Wars mania today with the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving. Now that we've all had a quick glimpse at 88 seconds of footage, what else is there to talk about? Well, we can't forget that The Force Awakens (directed by J.J. Abrams) will have at least one major action scene presented in full IMAX 1.43:1 ratio. It was revealed back in July that it was filming in IMAX (remember this?) and while it was confirmed a few months later that it would only be one action scene, the good news is that it will involve the Millennium Falcon. How do we know? Because Disney has sent out a full shot with the Falcon.

This is the only reveal so far, and nothing else has been announced, but it's still cool to see this anyway. Here's the full-size shot of the brand new Millennium Falcon as seen presented on the big IMAX screen:

Millennium Falcon IMAX

For reference, here's a comparison photo between the shot in the trailer and the full IMAX photo sent out:

To top it off, here's three other (non-IMAX) shots released by Disney/Lucasfilm to compliment the teaser:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Stay tuned for even more updates and analysis as we prepare for the year-long countdown until the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015. You can find all of our Star Wars updates here.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, continuing the beloved original trilogy about Luke, Leia, Han & Chewie that ended in 1983, is directed by J.J. Abrams, of the films Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, The Big Chill, The Bodyguard) and J.J. Abrams, with Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm producing. This debut is the beginning of a brand new saga, with another trilogy planned for this storyline, not to mention other standalone movies in this universe. Disney, after acquiring Lucasfilm, will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters worldwide on December 18th, 2015.

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IMAX over 3D any day.

aleks_989 on Nov 28, 2014


My buddy has insisted 3D in theaters doesn't work mainly because of the glasses. He's got a nice HD projector setup at home with the the synchronized glasses. Apparently, that made him a believer in 3d as good media.

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alexmirraj on Nov 28, 2014


too bad half the time the movies in my local imax are also 3D.

Jon Odishaw on Nov 28, 2014


I'm worried this is going to be available only in 3D *and* IMAX. :/

Alex Billington on Nov 28, 2014


Would JJ let them do that to us, though?

Jon Odishaw on Nov 28, 2014


I freaking HATE 3D at the theater. For one, the glasses make the image darker, and two, I need to wear my Rx glasses in a theater, and it is a pain in the ass to try and wear the crappy 3D glasses over top of them.

theslayer5150 on Nov 28, 2014


If you go to a good theater, the brightness shouldn't be a problem, they are supposed to account for the darkness created by 3D. I have two very good local theaters, within 20 minute drives...I won't see a 3D movie at one of them because in general their screens are on the darker side. But the other one absolutely knows what they are doing. It is sad that one should have to take that sort of thing into account,but if you want the best viewing experience, you have to look for it.

Chris Groves on Nov 29, 2014


Stunning. So ready for IMAX quality STAR WARS.

DAVIDPD on Nov 29, 2014


What's missing is the lieMAX version.

C.A. Hall on Nov 29, 2014


Why would anyone pay more than twenty dollars just to see one short scene in IMAX at the cinemas?

CptGrimsdale on Nov 29, 2014


For me, the IMAX experience is spectacular only when something was filmed on IMAX. The CGI doesn't matter, they can render it twice as long, with twice as many pixels as 35mm rendering, and it'll look just as good. It's the background plate, and shooting the live-action pieces of it. Haven't you seen TDK? Think of that bank opening and how grand and epic it was in IMAX, but imagine the Millennium Falcon flying around in an epic chase and battle. I can't wait.

Alex Billington on Nov 29, 2014


I still dont care much for IMAX and prefer just a good ol' 70mm widescreen print. Reg 3D: Never in a million years will i ever put on some shitty designed glasses again. Ever.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Nov 29, 2014


At some point the studious must realise that they are oozing money by forcing 3d on viewers who by now are smart enough to say: "nah", throw me a cheaper popcorn and i'll see it twice in 2d anytime.

Ivan. tih on Nov 30, 2014

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