Variety is reporting that Imax Corp. and 20th Century Fox have extended their lucrative partnership through a new multi-picture agreement for five major films from the studio’s slate. This includes three X-Men films.
In a statement, Chris Aronson, Fox Film president of domestic theatrical distribution, and Andrew Cripps, president of international theatrical distribution, said:
“As we continue to create films with larger-than-life stories, we are thrilled to extend and strengthen our partnership with our colleagues at Imax and look forward to sharing our slate via the Imax immersive format with audiences around the world.”
According to the report, the deal includes Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Darkest Minds, The New Mutants, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Gambit. Maze Runner: The Death Cure, The Predator, and Alita: Battle Angel had already been previously announced as Imax releases. The films will all be digitally re-mastered into the Imax format and released in their theaters.
Imax Entertainment CEO Greg Foster chimed in as well,
“Building on the success of standout films from Avatar, which remains the highest-grossing Imax release ever, to more recently Deadpool, Logan, and War for the Planet of the Apes, we’re delighted to extend our partnership with our friends at Twentieth Century Fox Film by including this stellar lineup of exciting blockbusters on our slate.”
The New Mutants opens April 13 and stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga. Sci-fi thriller, The Darkest Minds, opens September 14 with Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore, Patrick Gibson, and Skylan Brooks. X-Men: Dark Phoenix, bringing back James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Sophie Turner, is currently slated to hit theaters on November 2.
Most likely, and just speculating here, if the Walt Disney co. and 21st Century Fox merger does happen, these films will probably not be affected. Stay up-to-date on all these releases and the possible Fox/Disney merger with Heroic Hollywood.
5 Superhero Projects You Should Be Excited About In 2018
Some people may complain about superhero fatigue, but for fans of the genre, 2018 looks like it will be an amazing year. Not only will hit shows like Marvel’s Daredevil and Arrow continue, but there are a lot of new projects coming for superhero fans. Ranging from games to movies, Marvel and DC have been hard at work turning their comic book characters into multimedia icons.
This list doesn’t even include things like New Mutants and The Runaways, two superhero projects coming in 2018. There are so many amazing things coming out of the comic book world, with new projects seemingly announced every day, so this is just a quick rundown of the five things that excite my inner fanboy.
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