‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Will Swing Into IMAX 3D Theaters

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Tentpole pics are now being released in not just regular 2D and 3D theaters, but also in the IMAX format as well. Post-converted 3D titles like Thor and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 have already gone that route this year, while upcoming 2D flicks like Real Steel and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol look to impress up on the really big screen in the second half of 2011.

Add one more surefire blockbuster to the mix: Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man is now slated to hit IMAX 3D screens as well.

Here is an excerpt from the official studio press release:

“We couldn’t be more excited to be able to offer this extraordinary new Spider-Man adventure in IMAX,” said Rory Bruer, President Worldwide Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Marc Webb and the entire production team have been working tirelessly to deliver a 3D motion picture that will take the Spider-Man experience to a whole new level. Audiences will literally feel like they are swinging through the streets of New York and that will only be accentuated when seen in IMAX.”

“I was blown away after getting a sneak peek at some early footage for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and this latest installment in the iconic franchise is a perfect DNA match for IMAX,” said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “The film is an important addition to our 2012 film slate and we’re excited to be working with Marc Webb, Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and the team at Sony Pictures Entertainment to take IMAX and Spider-Man fans around the globe on this next adventure in IMAX 3D.”

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Marc Webb talked about the 3D element of Amazing Spider-Man at Comic-Con this past weekend, emphasizing how the film was not only shot in the format, but specifically designed to make viewers feels as though they too are flying and soaring above the New York skyline with the famous webslinger. We got an early taste of that with the “Spider-Man POV” sequence at the conclusion of the Amazing Spider-Man teaser – and most people seem to agree that footage looks better in 3D, up on the big screen.

While Amazing Spider-Man may not have been (partially) designed for IMAX like M:I – 4 or next year’s The Dark Knight Rises, it seems a natural fit for the format. The main concern right now is that Webb and his production team will go overboard with the first-person perspective shots and swinging sequences in the Spidey reboot, making the effect more grating and disorienting that awe-inspiring – especially in IMAX, where every effect (be it visual or audial) is magnified several times over.┬áSo long as that is not the case, this sounds like a blockbuster that may actually worth checking out in IMAX 3D.

Which format are you planning on seeing The Amazing Spider-Man in when it hits theaters on July 3rd, 2012: Good old-fashioned 2D, Real 3D, or (most likely vertigo-inducing) IMAX 3D?

Source: IMAX Corporation/Sony Pictures

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  1. This is all well and good, but I’ll be seeing it in 2D.

    • First of all I wanna say dat this movie is gonna suck without tobey in it so as for it wone be worth it to watch it at all is actually stupid there is alot kids dat love Tobey

      • What is wone and dat? What language is this?

  2. Sorry for being ignorant on the subject… If it is IMAX will it always be 3D (regardless of the movie)?

    • IMAX plays 2D and 3D movies. At its best, 2D IMAX releases shoot with IMAX cameras. Mission Impossible 4 and The Dark Knight Rises are two upcoming films that are 2D and will have scenes filmed with IMAX cameras.

    • no imax is just a much larger screen and much louder speakers really

  3. Meh.

  4. I rememeber two months ago, when people were talking about set pics from this film. They were hyping this film up acting as if it wasn’t going to use too much CGI. But from that POV scene, it looks like this film will boast more CG than the Tobey Maguire films.

    • You’re basing your last statement on one scene in one trailer.

    • You’re ignoring the fact that the director himself said it would be more practical than the originals. Also, the Tobey Maguire films were 100 percent cgi, except for maybe 2 lines of dialogue.

      • “…except for maybe two lines of dialogue”

        I actually snorted at work

  5. I hate when movies convert like this because it’s just a money grubbing move and it doesn’t do anything for the movie. If you shoot a movie, or at least scenes from it, in an IMAX format it’s one thing (I think they did with Rami’s Spider-Man 2) but converting it doesn’t improve the quality. I paid $17 for an IMAX 3-D showing of Potter and was not impressed by the conversion, and would have been just as happy with the standard 2-D. I think I’ll see Spidey in 3-D because it was shot in 3-D but I won’t be springing for IMAX.

    • Did you not read that it was shot in 3D?….

  6. Most people agree that 3D done well is awesome. But for some reason internet articles are unanimously filled with negative comments from the movie fanboys who think 3D lovers are lower beings. Tell me, are Jon Favreau, Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg, and Martin Scorsese inferior to you?

  7. imax 3D and real 3D is same thing, no difference there. where i feel the difference is imax has bigger screen and the surround sound is better…
    unless marc webb at the last minute does something similar to avatar effects wise, don’t waste your money and if you do, pay an extra two bucks and watch it in a movie that has dbox…

    • Don’t go in expecting SM to look like the conversion garbage that passes for 3D the past year.

  8. A word on the Raimi films:
    There was quite a bit of wire work in Raimi’s films. It wasn’t the best, especially in the first Spider-man, but it was definately there. People are exaggerating here.

    A word on the IMAX release:
    This may be a good test of the Red EPIC cameras. There’s a lot of hype about those cameras and what they’re capable of. Supposedly it’s the next best thing to IMAX in terms of sharpness, clarity, detail. Some “claim” that the difference isn’t all that noticeable, especially when compared to old school film. The loss of brightness and color in 3D films is supposed to have been eliminated. So, we’ll see. I’m actually not planning on seeing ASM in IMAX because I’m still not totally convinced. I am anticipating some beautiful cinematography and great shots, but I’m not going to claim that it’ll compete with IMAX. I just don’t know.

  9. They seem confidant but of course I have my doubts, I just rarely ever have a good 3D experience that really enhances the movie for me. Of course if done right you can get an enjoyable 3D experience, but not many movies that i’ve seen have done it right.

    I’ll take their word for it and see it in 3D, just hope it’s worth the ticket price..

  10. IMAX all day!

  11. Hmmm How about NONE of the above! I’m sticking with Spiderman and Spiderman 2, This movie does NOT exist as far as I am concerned. I don’t like ANY of the actors in this movie EXCEPT for Dennis Leary and Martin Sheen. This Movie is making Man of Steel look like the BETTER movie, which I find hard to believe.

    • as much as i love the old spidey series i watched it again and they are pretty terrible, i love them cuz i practically grew up on them, but he dialogue is horrendous and none of the characters feel real, watch them again they just dont hold up to modern marvel movies…

  12. The spidey mask is hidious I don’t know how they came up with that final design the suit is ok if they would of left out the weird looking slippers on his feet but it may just be what we see in production I hope they don’t show up on the final film the one thing I like is the mechanical webshooters I hope they show when peter is working on the formula for the web fluid gonna have to wait and see still not liking this movie as more and more details are revealed…Raimi’s Spidey Rulez!! ;)

  13. Personally don’t care about IMAX for this film because I don’t like what I’ve seen thus far (gold soles anyone? and no, that’s not the only reason) so I will either Redbox it or pass if it does poorly.

  14. I don’t care at all for 3D. I hope it’s just a fad that passes soon. It doesn’t do much to enhance the movie for me and I don’t understand what purpose it serves other than to distract.

    Maybe if IMAX has a 2D showing I’ll make it to that, but 3D? Meh.

    • Another crybaby 3D hater. If you don’t 3D it, fine, don’t watch it. But why 3D-haters feel the need to wish that 3D dies so NOBODY can enjoy it is beyond me.

  15. Probably a normal 2D showing since the closest “real” IMAX theater is around 100 miles from where I live.