Russo Brothers Talk ‘Avengers: Infinity War’; Comment On Shooting Entirely In IMAX

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Earlier this year, it was revealed that directors Anthony & Joe Russo would be using new 2D digital IMAX cameras to shoot a sequence in next year’s Captain America: Civil War as well as the entirety of the upcoming two-part Avengers: Infinity War. While promoting their new China & LA based film studio across seas, the directing dup commented on using the new tech and why they felt that it was necessary for the projects. 

It’s about 20 minutes of IMAX. It’s our first time using these new Arri 65 cameras in the IMAX format and it’s beautiful. Once we saw the 20 minutes of footage that we had shot, that’s when we made the decision to do both movies of the Infinity War [entirely] in it. The scale is appropriate for superhero storytelling. There’s a lot of characters in those movies, a lot of characters who are tall characters. Big characters who are much taller than regular humans.

Based on the last part of that quote, could the sequence in Civil War be the rumored one featuring Scott Lang going Giant-Man? Sounds like it. Joe Russo continued on and further explained why the format is essential for the ending of Phase Three.

So, when you have that beautiful IMAX top and bottom frame, it creates a much grander format for a movie like that to be viewed in. I just feel like the thing that distinguishes movies right now is that wide-screen format and the difference of why you go out of your house to go to the theater; it’s to have that experience that you can’t have at your house. For us, we wanted to really deliver on the promise of those movies. There’re 20 movies behind them, so they’re the culmination of 20 films and it needs a big beautiful format to tell that story.

The culmination of Phase Three also means the inclusion of a number of characters that will be introduced over the course of it. But just how many characters will the film feature? Russo commentedon the matter and stated that we “won’t be disappoint in the scale of those movies, or in the amount of characters that are in them. As mentioned, 20 films of storytelling will intersect in those movies. We don’t have any surprises for anybody [right now]. Those movies are a couple years away. Let people speculate about who they want to see in those films, and why they want to see them. And we’ll see how the storytelling continues to develop in the movies that have still yet to come out. But you won’t be disappointed in the amount of characters.”  So, who do you think will appear? Who do you want to see pop up in Avengers: Infinity War? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: CBM

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