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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1 and 2 will take the plunge and use the new Imax/Arri 2D digital camera to capture the entire two-part installment of the global franchise.
The move, by directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, marks the first time a Hollywood feature film will be shot only using Imax cameras and its exclusive aspect ratio. The Imax/Arri 2D digital camera, which stops short of a full Imax 3D camera rig, is a customized large format version of Arri’s 6K Alexa 65 camera.
The Russo brothers (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) will capture the two-part installment on the Alexa 65, and Imax will then digitally process Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1 and 2 for its giant screens. The directors will use the Imax/Arri 2D digital camera for action sequences on Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, before they capture the entire Avengers: Infinity War two-parter.
The brothers will take over Marvel’s billion-dollar franchise from Joss Whedon, who directed the first two Avengers films, with the second, Avengers: Age of Ultron, currently in theaters. The Avengers: Infinity War two-parter is expected to be shot back-to-back in 2016.
“We felt that the best way to exploit the scale and scope required to close out the final chapter of these three phases, was to be the first films shot entirely on the Imax/Arri Digital camera,” the Russo brothers said in a statement.
Imax will release Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 on its screens on May 4, 2018, with Avengers: Infinity War — Part 2 to follow on May 3, 2019.
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