Following the Phase Three launching Captain America: Civil War, the directing duo of Anthony and Joe Russo are set to turn their attention to Marvel’s two-part superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War, which will make history by being the first two movies shot entirely with IMAX cameras.
During a promotional interview with Ifeng (via CBM), Joe Russo has revealed that they chose to use shoot Infinity War using IMAX technology after seeing the results of the IMAX footage they shot for Civil War.
“[Civil War] is about 20 minutes of IMAX,” states Joe. “It’s our first time using these new Arri 65 cameras in the IMAX format and it’s beautiful. Once we saw the 20 minutes of footage that we had shot, that’s when we made the decision to do both movies of the Infinity War [entirely] in it. The scale is appropriate for superhero storytelling. There’s a lot of characters in those movies, a lot of characters who are tall characters. Big characters who are much taller than regular humans. When you have that beautiful IMAX top and bottom frame, it creates a much grander format for a movie like that to be viewed in. I just feel like the thing that distinguishes movies right now is that wide-screen format and the difference of why you go out of your house to go to the theater; it’s to have that experience that you can’t have at your house.”
“For us, we wanted to really deliver on the promise of those movies,” he continues. “There are 20 movies behind them, so they’re the culmination of 20 films and it needs a big beautiful format to tell that story. You won’t be disappoint in the scale of those movies, or in the amount of characters that are in them [but] those movies are a couple years away. Let people speculate about who they want to see in those films, and why they want to see them. And we’ll see how the storytelling continues to develop in the movies that have still yet to come out. But you won’t be disappointed in the amount of characters.”
Avengers: Infinity War – Part I is set for release on May 4th 2018, followed by Avengers: Infinity War – Part II on May 3rd 2019.