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Avengers: Infinity War will film entirely in IMAX

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Marvel’s massive two-part follow-up to Avengers: Age of Ultron just got even bigger. IMAX announced today that directors Joe and Anthony Russo will shoot both installments of Infinity War, currently slated for May 2018 and 2019, entirely in the company’s giant-screen format. 

Since Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, IMAX has increasingly become a choice for studios and filmmakers looking to drive audiences to the theaters. Though filmmakers like Nolan, Michael Bay, and J.J. Abrams have shot sequences in the format, Infinity War will be the very first feature film that uses IMAX exclusively. 

The move is also the next natural step for Marvel Studios. Their 2016 sequel Captain America: Civil War, also directed by the Russos, is going to be the company’s first project to use any IMAX footage. That movie will feature 15 minutes shot with IMAX and Arri’s brand new, lighter model cameras. 

Avengers: Infinity War—Part 1 opens in theaters on May 4, 2018, followed by Part 2 on May 3, 2019.