IMAX has become a prominent part of the movie-going experience over the past few years, with its larger than life screen and phenomenal sound. More and more filmmakers and studios have been adopting the format to showcase the scale of their films. It also helps that IMAX tickets cost more than standard tickets. With the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, director James Gunn revealed to ComicBook.com that the film’s IMAX version will have scenes that specifically adapt to the screen.
“Yeah, we’re switching aspect ratios just like did on the first movie. This time it’s a little more planned out ahead of time, but we switch between 2:35 and 1:89 aspect ratios.”
Scenes with switched aspect ratios were already expected for the IMAX version, but it’s great to know that Gunn and team have paid more attention to the format and how viewers will see it.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Micheal Rooker, Kurt Russell, and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits cinemas on May 5.