Disney Confirms IMAX Release For AVENGERS, GOTG, STAR WARS And More

Disney have today announced plans to release most of their upcoming slate on the giant size IMAX screens, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: Episode VII. Hit the jump to check out the press release in full!

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By Josh Wilding - 3/20/2014

LOS ANGELES – March 20, 2014 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced an agreement to release several of Disney’s upcoming films in IMAX® theatres under an extension of the companies’ long-running relationship.

Under the agreement, IMAX will be part of Disney’s release strategy for its most highly-anticipated live-action tentpole films, including Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 2014), Maleficent (May 2014), Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (August 2014), and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 2015), Tomorrowland (May 2015) and Star Wars: Episode VII (December 2015).

“Disney has enjoyed a terrific ongoing collaboration with IMAX, and we are thrilled to extend this relationship with a collection of exciting, highly anticipated cinematic events that are perfect for the immersive IMAX format,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios.

“For the last several years, Disney and IMAX have worked together to deliver extraordinary cinematic experiences to audiences around the world,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “The combination of the great product being created by Disney and the overwhelming enthusiasm of moviegoers to see films in IMAX theatres makes this agreement really exciting.”

“Disney’s and Marvel’s larger-than-life characters and dynamic universes clearly resonate with our core audiences,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We are delighted to build upon this longtime association and continue to collaborate to bring many of the most iconic and cutting-edge properties in the world to life in the most immersive way possible.”
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BatzFTWfan - 3/20/2014, 5:04 AM
Yay, that's awesome. But no ant-man ? That sucks, hopefully Ant-man will get an IMAX release.
MrCBM56 - 3/20/2014, 5:06 AM
I hope they actually film with IMAX cameras.
elib - 3/20/2014, 5:07 AM
Melbourne Museum IMAX member REPRESENT!
Enphlieuwince - 3/20/2014, 5:10 AM
charlie2094 - 3/20/2014, 5:12 AM
Kind of a given, but nice to have confirmation! Sure Ant-Man will join it

Always watch in IMAX whenever possible, not only is it far superior, but it's so big and so loud it drowns out the sound of the audience :P
rora - 3/20/2014, 5:15 AM
$$$$$ for Mickey
MoreGambit - 3/20/2014, 5:19 AM
What's "Avangers: Age of Ultron" ? Is it kind of like "Avengers: Age of Ultron"? Those titles are really similar, I hope people don't get confused. :p
HappyMeal - 3/20/2014, 5:19 AM
soforizo - 3/20/2014, 5:29 AM
This shouldn't even be considered news now days. It should instead be news if it ISN'T going to be released in IMAX, or if it was filmed in that format.
batz11 - 3/20/2014, 5:29 AM
Avangers is the UK version...
Isra - 3/20/2014, 5:31 AM
Star Wars in IMAX...

I just came so hard.
Nubase - 3/20/2014, 5:34 AM
IMAX is he only way to watch movies as far as l'm conceaned but its is better if the movie is filmed using imax cameras, not just stretched to fill the imax screens
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/20/2014, 5:37 AM
Oh great!! Wait, I don't care, we don't have IMAX here. Cool for the rest of the civilized world I guess...
SuperCat - 3/20/2014, 5:40 AM
Pheezmatic - 3/20/2014, 6:15 AM
^thats me at the movies...3-D glasses, Nacho popcorn, and an imaginary doobie :)
Vortigar - 3/20/2014, 6:29 AM
@Charlie2094:
Nah, for Ant Man they're giving everybody magnifying glasses and project it at 12".
peppy - 3/20/2014, 6:30 AM
Cap 2 and avengers 2 IMAX [frick] yea
IUsedToBeThecase - 3/20/2014, 6:31 AM
Don't care, will still watch them on my tablet
DoubleD - 3/20/2014, 6:34 AM
Rotten Tomatoes has its first review of Captain America WS.

"Every element in Captain America: The Winter Soldier from its strong characters, engrossing conspiracy storyline and especially the taut action scenes are brilliantly done. "

case - 3/20/2014, 6:37 AM
Awesome. Best way to see a flick.

Elib! What session you going to for Winter Soldier? I was just on the site buying tix not an hour ago!
MexicanSuperman - 3/20/2014, 6:42 AM
@Pheezmatic, I thought there was two of you?
ObviousTheCaptain - 3/20/2014, 6:48 AM
It wasnt really no surpise at all. But still good news :D
Bloodraven - 3/20/2014, 6:48 AM
Sweet, love IMAX!
sKeemAn - 3/20/2014, 6:52 AM
I would be surprised if it wasn't in IMAX.
MrSotoMan - 3/20/2014, 6:53 AM
I'm not shocked. I mean come on, did you ever suspect that any of these movies might not get an IMAX release?
DaVinci31 - 3/20/2014, 6:53 AM
@Disney/Marvel

DoubleD - 3/20/2014, 6:53 AM
ANOTHER REVIEW FOR CAP;

It's especially refreshing that all of the best scenes that really wake you up aren't the elaborate CGI sequences (though there are plenty of those as well). It's the brutish, analog, kicking-and-punching melees that really come across. A lot of action movies rely on fast cuts to obscure the fact that these actors don't really know how to fight. In contrast, the fight choreography in The Winter Soldier is excellent, and Chris Evans (or his stunt doubles, in some cases) sells the shit out of them.

The most compelling scenes, as you might expect, are the confrontations between Cap and his titular metal-armed nemesis. There are a handful of them, and they're all great. Basically you've got two evenly matches badasses just slugging it out. They aren't these polished, balletic scenes. They're mean, and while near-invulnerability and invincible shields and arms obviously still require significant suspension of disbelief, they feel more real than if people were flying around and blasting lasers out of their eyes. It's the Pacific Rim effect: There's just something very satisfying about two super-powered things wailing on each other.
xXkryptoniteXx - 3/20/2014, 6:56 AM
Imax yes. 3D no! I hate movies in 3D, it's such a money grab. Imax too but at least I don't need to put on does 3D glasses. When they do it IMAX, I just hope there is a difference in size.
Spidey10 - 3/20/2014, 6:58 AM
Blasting lasers out of their eyes huh hmmmm???? someone is trying to start something with that review there
TheRealRemyLebeau - 3/20/2014, 7:17 AM
For the love money. Disney/Marvel are looking at billions of dollars as IMAX expands.
MrSotoMan - 3/20/2014, 7:25 AM
@DoubleD- You also forgot the rest of that review, or his bottom line

Bottom line: If you like Marvel superhero flicks, then you should probably see this movie. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that it's a better, smarter movie than its predecessor. But if you were hoping for something that will stay with you a little longer, you might be barking up the wrong tentpole.
Spidey10 - 3/20/2014, 7:27 AM
Not sure what to make of that last line but everything that I have read about the movie sounds amazing
SimyJo - 3/20/2014, 7:31 AM
BFI Imax prices in England:

Adult (15 and over) £18.20 £16.10 £20.20 £17.40
Child (3 - 14) £14.00 £10.90 £16.00 £11.90
Student (with valid photo ID) £14.00 £11.50 £16.00 £12.50
Senior (over 60s) £14.00 £13.00 £16.00 £14.00
Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) £56.00 £43.60 £64.00 £47.60
Family of 3 (1 adult, 2 children) £42.00 £32.70 £48.00 £35.70

.........

Convert that to dollars and tell me the American market would still be enthusiastic.
Personally, Imax or not they can **** right-off for those prices. I'll wait for the Blu-Ray.
MisterNiceGuy - 3/20/2014, 7:44 AM
All of the IMAX theaters around me are 3d though. I hate 3d it makes me dizzy
MrSotoMan - 3/20/2014, 7:49 AM
@MisterNiceGuy- By the looks of this press release, Hollywood looks like it won't bother with converting or filming in 3D anymore (THANK GOD)
revolver737 - 3/20/2014, 8:19 AM
It would be nice if they offered a 2D IMAX showing.
BaneSmash - 3/20/2014, 8:27 AM
No shit they'll be in lieMax.........
BaneSmash - 3/20/2014, 8:31 AM
@Soto

Was that part of the review? Lmfao! DD left that out............ What a loser ;)
GeneralZod1138 - 3/20/2014, 8:59 AM
HELL YEAH!!!!!

EPISODE VII IN IMAX!!!!
GodzillaKart - 3/20/2014, 9:00 AM
@Gusto: Holy shit! Chop Suey Specks! So wrong!

I kinda want some.
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