International audiences will have the opportunity to catch Marvel’s upcoming Thor: The Dark World one week early. It was announced today that director Alan Taylor’s sequel will be digitally remastered for the IMAX format and will be released in international theaters in IMAX 3D on October 30th, one week before the film’s standard domestic release. Taylor was filming additional scenes for the Marvel pic as recently as last week, so the IMAX conversion will be going down to the wire. Ender’s Game opens here in the US on November 1st and is already booked for an IMAX release, so there’s no word on when/if Thor 2 will be available in the IMAX format here in the States.
Hit the jump to read the IMAX press release, and if you missed our D23 coverage be sure to check out interviews with Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, and Taylor, as well as our panel recap. Thor: The Dark World opens in traditional theaters on November 8th.
IMAX Corporation and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® 3D theatres internationally beginning Oct. 30.
“Like all the dynamic Marvel characters, Thor has developed a massive global following, and we look forward to moviegoers experiencing this highly anticipated next chapter in IMAX 3D,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. ”We’re excited to continue to build on our flourishing partnership with Marvel and Disney with this iconic property.”
“All the nine realms will be stunningly displayed when Thor: The Dark World arrives in IMAX 3D,” said Dave Hollis, Executive Vice President, Theatrical Exhibition Sales and Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. ”We continue to have great success with IMAX and are thrilled to once again work with them to bring the Marvel Universe to life in this premium format.”
The IMAX release of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience®with proprietary IMAX DMR®(Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.