Captain America: Civil War To Be First Marvel Film To Use IMAX Cameras

There’s a little over a year left before Captain America: Civil War comes to theaters, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it before then. If Marvel’s good at anything, it’s getting people excited for future movies way ahead of time.

Cap’s third adventure, as with all third movies, will have to be bigger and better than his previous two, as well as the two Avengers movies, to keep the cinematic universe from slowing down. And as such, the crossover Civil War storyline from the comics will serve as the foundation for the Phase 3 film, but Marvel will also utilize special IMAX cameras to further enhance the film.

But other movies have used IMAX before.

Yes, but Captain America: Civil War will be the first movie to be shot using brand new cameras that IMAX and German company Arri are developing. As Variety puts it, the camera’s creation is “in recognition of the fact that more and more films are shot digitally,” and that many movies go through the 2D to 3D conversion process.

The entire movie will be shot using IMAX cameras?

Well, no, not exactly. About 15 minutes of the movie will be shot using these new cameras. A bit disappointing, sure, but co-director Joe Russo noted that one particular scene has “some incredible scale to it.” There’s something to look forward to.

Why use IMAX at all then?

Let’s read what Russo himself had to say, shall we?

We like being on the cutting edge of technology, and we like to enhance storytelling with technology in a way that pushes the narrative forward creatively,” said Russo. “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.

Can we expect more movies to use the new cameras?

Probably other Marvel movies and the DC stuff Warner Bros. has planned, but IMAX (the company) is still going to be pretty picky about who can use it.

When does Civil War come out again?

Captain America: Civil War has a release date of May 6, 2016. It’ll begin filming later this month, on April 27, which is also the same day the new IMAX cameras become available.

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