J.J. Abrams likes his mystery box so much that even when he makes an announcement, he still doesn’t make an announcement. But it does appear that Star Wars: Episode VII is shooting partially in the IMAX format. I say “partially” because Abrams has already confirmed that the film will be shot in 35MM (which we can now take to read as “some of the film will be shot in 35MM”), leaving ostensibly the rest to be photographed in the 70MM IMAX format.
Today he tweeted a picture from set (from what appears to be the Abu Dhabi location for Tatooine a few months back; it certainly isn’t Pinewood) with a clear shot of an IMAX camera in play containing the hashtag #bestformatever. Hit the jump for more on the Star Wars Episode 7 IMAX front.