The Sequel was Filmed for IMAX Using Panavision DXL2 IMAX Certified Cameras
IMAX® today announced that Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” will debut entirely in expanded aspect ratio exclusively in IMAX. The highly anticipated sequel was filmed using IMAX-certified cameras and is set to be released by The Walt Disney Company on May 4.
See the trailer in IMAX’s exclusive expanded aspect ratio
Sam Raimi directs returning cast Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Michael Stühlbarg and Rachel McAdams, and adds Elizabeth Olsen and Xochitl Gomez. Shot with Panavision DXL2 IMAX certified cameras, the entire film is formatted exclusively for IMAX theatres where fans will experience “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” at 1.90:1 aspect ratio – showing up to 26% more of the onscreen image only in IMAX.
Aspect ratio is the technical term for the proportional relationship between an image’s width and height. Most films are presented in an aspect ratio called CinemaScope (2.40:1) which appears very wide but not as high. IMAX provides filmmakers with the ability to use an expanded aspect ratio – allowing them to use more of the original image. Watching a film with an expanded aspect ratio provides audiences with a full immersive view that fills the peripheral vision more than any other cinematic experience.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” will play in IMAX theatres beginning May 4.
About ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’
In Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams.
The film is directed by Sam Raimi, and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll and Jamie Christopher serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Michael Waldron. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” releases in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2022.
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Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”—a thrilling ride through the Multiverse with Doctor Strange, his trusted friend Wong and Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2022.
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