'Avengers: Infinity War' Will Shoot Entirely with IMAX Cameras
Marvel's two-part epic, Avengers: Infitity War, will shoot entirely with IMAX cameras, the wide-screen company announced.
The two movies will be directed by the Russo Brothers and will use the IMAX and Arri 2D cameras which are said to be lighter in weight making it easier to use logistically. The Russo's will put this new camera to use first in Captain America: Civil War, which is currently shooting and is expected to feature 15-minutes of footage shot on the camera.
“The Russos are going to spend the next 15 months or so designing the making of the ‘Avengers’ films with these cameras in mind,” said Greg Foster, Imax Entertainment CEO. “They’re not looking at this a week before they start filming or only focusing on an important section of the film. This is something that’s never happened before.”
Upcoming major film releases have used IMAX cameras for key action scenes, such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and last year’s Interstellar, which set a record by shooting more than an hour of footage with the technology.
Last weekend, IMAX scored $25.2 million from its release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, representing one of IMAX's largest worldwide box office weekends.