It is already clear at this point that “Captain America: Civil War” is going all-out with its cast, but Marvel has a few more tricks up its sleeve by announcing that both parts of “Avengers: Infinity War” will be shot entirely using IMAX cameras.
A new 2D digital camera will be utilized by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Variety reports. The camera, produced by IMAX and Arri, is lighter compared to standard cameras used by a few movies in the past.
But “Civil War” will be the first to use the new technology for 15 minutes of footage.
Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment, said, “They’re not looking at this a week before they start filming or only focusing on an important section of the film. This is something that’s never happened before.”
Last year, Nolan’s “Interstellar” broke the record by using an hour’s worth of footage shot entirely with the technology.
The presence of IMAX has proven to be a godsend for Marvel. IMAX ticket sales for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” gathered an astounding $5.25 million worldwide.