Harry Knowles posted up a very interesting story yesterday on Ain’t It Cool News about the future of the Batman franchise and more specifically, what could happen with the eagerly anticipated Batman 3.
Remember the few beautiful scenes in The Dark Knight that were shot in IMAX? What if the next movie was entirely shot like that?
In Harry’s own words,
“The THIRD chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Caped Crusader’s saga could very well be FULLY shot in IMAX, not IMAX Digital – but the beautiful, stunning IMAX that we saw pieces of THE DARK KNIGHT in.”
This isn’t confirmed yet and while Mr. Knowles has acquired this info through his trusty sources, he carefully clarifies that this simply could be something that doesn’t end up working out because of the complications and costs of doing this for a large-scale full feature film.
Harry also points out that director Christopher Nolan has taken a break between each Batman movie to reset his creative mind, but in this case, it may be also to create some custom IMAX cameras for his use later. However, everything involved with using IMAX, from principal photography, setup, post and the lengthy time requirements of such a process are huge obstacles.
If a movie needs to be chosen to go full IMAX, Batman 3 is it. They’ve now got one of the largest built-in movie fanbases as a result of their massive success last time around and it’s a perfect movie to be shot in this way.
Would you like to see Batman 3 in IMAX?
If you want to know more about the story of the next Bat installment, check out Kofi Outlaw’s brilliant article about what Batman 3 could be about.