'Thor' to Open in IMAX

The deal marks the continuation of the partnership between IMAX, Paramount and Marvel.

Paramount and Marvel Entertainment have finalized a deal for Superhero tentpole Thor to open day and date in digital IMAX theaters on May 6.

“Bringing iconic characters to life is something that Marvel Entertainment and Paramount do very well, and we’re confident that Thor will also come to life on the IMAX screen,” IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond said. “This highly-anticipated summer title is tailor-made for the IMAX audience.”

The deal marks the continuation of the partnership between IMAX, Paramount and Marvel.

Thor, the summer’s first tentpole, is directed by Kenneth Branagh, produced by Kevin Feige, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins. The screenplay is by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne from a story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich.  

Marvel Studios COO Tim Connors said: “We’re excited to continue our relationship with IMAX following the success we shared on Iron Man 2, and we look forward to fans experiencing the thrill of Thor in the immersive IMAX 3D format.”

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