1:31pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
CinemaCon: 'Wonder Woman,' 'Fantastic Beasts' Among Titles Confirmed for Dolby Cinema Release
Dolby confirmed a dozen upcoming film titles — including Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — that will be released in Dolby Cinema, meaning with its Dolby Vision high dynamic range format and with Dolby Atmos immersive sound for supported theater configurations. The announcement was made on Sunday, just prior to the start of theater owners convention CinemaCon, which kicks off Monday in Las Vegas.
Dolby also confirmed a Dolby Cinema release for Warners’ The Legend of Tarzan; Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond, Teenager Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back; Legendary/Universal’s Warcraft; Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse and Independence Day: Resurgence; Sony Pictures’ Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk; Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory; and Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Recent Dolby Cinema releases include STX’s Hardcore Henry; and other previously announced upcoming titles including Disney’s The Jungle Book, Disney/Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, and Lionsgate's Now You See Me 2.
Nearly a year ago, studios began to release select movies for Dolby Cinema, which includes the new Dolby Vision format, whose HDR capability means that it offers a wider range between the whitest whites and blackest blacks in an image. A number of the newly-confirmed titles were not a surprise as their filmmakers have already proved fans of the format: Among them Finding Dory, as Disney/Pixar previously released Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur in the format; Star Trek Beyond, as J.J. Abrams previously released Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the format; and Wonder Woman, as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was also a Dolby Vision release.
According to Dolby, there are roughly 200 theater auditoriums worldwide that have either installed Dolby Cinema or for which the theater has committed to installing Dolby CInema over the next few years, the majority of which are the Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime branded theaters.
At CinemaCon, Dolby Atmos will be used for select presentations held in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Atmos was launched in 2012, and on Sunday, Dolby also confirmed a dozen new upcoming titles that will offer Atmos sound (sans Dolby Vision pictures) in supported theaters. They include Warners’ Suicide Squad and The Lego Batman Movie; llumination/Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets; Fox’s Ice Age: Collision Course; Focus Features/Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings; The Orchard’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople; Paramount’s Monster Trucks; and Sony’s Ghostbusters, Inferno, Passengers, Baby Driver and Spider-Man.