Kevin Feige, Anthony and Joe Russo are all on hand in this new Avengers: Infinity War featurette to explain why they needed to shoot the whole movie in IMAX and how the airport battle scene was pivotal in making that decision.
There’s nothing quite as engrossing as watching a well-made and well-scripted Hollywood blockbuster in IMAX. You can leave the 3D behind. It’s all about IMAX now. My most incredible cinematic experience of last year was watching Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk in full-blown IMAX, and I followed that up with Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049.
Two excellent movies in my opinion that were made to be experienced in IMAX. It sounds like Avengers: Infinity War will be the same. According to this new featurette, the Russo brothers decided to shoot the whole film in IMAX, which still isn’t widely done today. Christopher Nolan is the only director brave enough and devoted enough to the format to do so.
The IMAX cameras are cumbersome, yet they capture light and show colour unlike anything else available to filmmakers today, which is one of the reasons why the Russo Brothers and Kevin Feige were so keen in using them to film Avengers: Infinity War in its entirety. The airport fight scene in Captain America: Civil War was also a factor in this decision. According to Anthony and Joe Russo, the scene proved that they could do it and Feige was willing to back them up on this.
Feige goes on to highlight the fact that Infinity War is on such a colossal scale, which a big roster of heroes on-screen and a big cast list that all deserve to be seen in the best possible way. There’s nothing better than IMAX at the moment, so the decision was to film everything in IMAX.
Avengers: Infinity War is coming to UK cinemas on April 26th. Have you booked your tickets yet? Better hurry up, they’re selling out fast!