Joe Russo On The ‘Epic’ 15 Minute ‘Civil War’ IMAX Sequence & Using New Technology

Captain-America-Civil-War-TeamCap-Photo-Hawkeye-CostumeWe all know by now that some s— is going to go down in Captain America: Civil War‘s airport sequence. And from the sound of things, it might be even bigger and better than we’re expecting. During Fandango‘s visit to the set of the highly-anticipated film, the outlet spoke with the directing duo behind the film about the “epic” fifteen minute sequence that they shot in IMAX.

We’re referring to this sequence as the splash panel or the double panel. If you’re a comic book fan you know that any epic book you would open up [includes a splash panel]. As a kid I would just go through and look at who was fighting who. I’d stand there in the store for 15 minutes until the guy told me to buy the book or get out. You’d just study it, and so this sequence is our live-action splash panel or double panel. It’s a big epic sequence.

This new sequence will be shot using brand new IMAX cameras that have never been used before. Russo continued on, commenting on using the new technology for the film that the duo will also use to shoot the upcoming two-part Avengers: Infinity War.

It’s the only one that we’re doing on the camera. The camera literally just rolled off the press like a week before we started using it. It’s an IMAX 65, so it’s the ARRi’s 65. It’s a joint camera between ARRis and IMAX. We’re going to shoot all of Infinity War on those cameras.

Definitely looking forward to checking this one out in IMAX and seeing how this sequence looks. Let us know your thoughts on the above in the comments section below.

“Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Get ready to choose your side when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.

Source: Fandango

  • Splinter76

    I know I will get excited for this movie come April-ish. It just hasn’t hit me yet. Btw – I hope the colors are a little more vibrant in the actual film. Every production still I see is really… bland and dreary. I realize that comment should be reserved for BvS, according to the internet, but these pics are really… blah. I’m sure it will be awesome though. I will get excited about it soon enough, I’m sure.