Watch: The Russo Brothers Explain Why You Should See ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in IMAX

     March 27, 2019

Avengers: Endgame is one of the biggest moviegoing events of the year, so it stands to reason plenty will want to see it on the biggest movie screen possible. While plenty of blockbusters are “reformatted” to fit an IMAX screen—which basically means just extending the frame and tweaking the sound—Avengers: Endgame was actually shot entirely with IMAX cameras, so when you go see it on in an IMAX theater, you’ll be seeing the film the way it was intended to be experienced.

A new behind-the-scenes featurette finds Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo discussing why they shot Endgame in IMAX, and how the IMAX experience differs from a traditional theatrical experience. The image is bigger and the sound is louder to be sure, but Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War were both shot on the new ALEXA IMAX 65mm camera, which is the revolutionary new digital version of an IMAX camera. It provides a pristine, crisp image with a higher dynamic range that thus provides superior contrast, so not only is the image bigger, it’s also much sharper, and the colors are much deeper.

The camera was utilized to shoot the airport sequence on Captain America: Civil War, but the Russos used it to shoot all of Infinity War and Endgame (which were filmed back-to-back), so when you see Endgame on an IMAX screen, you won’t just be seeing segments of the film shot on IMAX. The entire movie will be crystal clear.

While I’m personally still partial to the film IMAX camera (the one Christopher Nolan uses), I understand its limitations, and it’s too cumbersome for a project of Infinity War or Endgame’s scale. Moreover, since so many visual effects are involved in these movies, the digital capture is actually a better fit.

Check out the featurette below. Avengers: Endgame opens in IMAX theaters and traditional theaters on April 26th.

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