Spider-Man 4 Set For IMAX Release

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Columbia Pictures and the IMAX Corporation have today announced that the upcoming superhero sequel, Spider-Man 4, is coming to IMAX theaters on May 5th, 2011, along with being released worldwide in regular size theaters. The film will be shot regularly, and then digitally remastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience.

This comes as no surprise to anyone, as both Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 were released in IMAX. The difference with Spider-Man 4‘s release is that it will have far more IMAX theaters to play in, giving more audiences the chance to experience their favorite web-shooting superhero on the gigantic screen.

Spider-Man 4 will reunite director Sam Raimi and stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. The script has gone through rewrites in the past, with Seabiscuit and Pleasantville screenwriter Gary Ross currently working on it. Producers on the film are Avi Arad, Laura Ziskin, Todd Black and Grant Curtis. There’s no official word on the story for the movie, but as expected there’s been plenty of little tidbits here and there, leading to much fan discussion, not least about who will be the villain(s) this time around.

For the full press release on Spider-Man 4 in IMAX, you can head over to SuperHeroHype.

This IMAX news comes hot on the heels of Bruce Campbell revealing a supposed start date of January next year for Spider-Man 4. Even though that’s over 14 months before the set release date, it isn’t surprising considering the film is a project that will require a lot of post-production/special effects work.

I can’t say I’m an avid IMAX moviegoer, and for Spidey 4 I’ll probably end up sticking with the regular-size version when the film’s release rolls around (in a couple of years :-P). But if had the opportunity, I certainly wouldn’t mind checking it out on the biggest screen possible, with the added bonus of incredible sound. I just hope the fourth installment itself – IMAX or no IMAX – is a helluva lot better than the terrible disappointing third one.

Although it’s no surprise, what do you think about Spider-Man 4 being released in IMAX? Will you be checking it out on the BIG big-screen, or will you settle for the regular size viewing?

As stated, Spider-Man 4 will be released in IMAX and regular theaters on May 5th, 2011.

Source: SuperHeroHype

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  1. Star trek and transformers were 1000 times better in IMAX than in the regular theater so I’m glad it’s getting a wider release.
    Now let’s get a good script. Can you say lizard and kraven? Or morbius?

  2. @MCat

    I was bummed that I missed Star Trek in IMAX – I didn’t make it a priority because none of it was filmed using IMAX cameras.


  3. Yeah Vic, the huge screen in IMAX was awesome for trek.
    Maybe the next one will be filmed with IMAX cameras because the scenes in transformers using the IMAX cameras made a big difference. Maybe JJ doesn’t like using them.

  4. IMAX or no IMAX, I honestly don’t care. The last 4 movies I saw in IMAX weren’t worth the regular price of admission, let alone IMAX (or Cthulhu forbid IMAX3D like the last Harry Potter flick. An extra $3 for what, 3-4 minutes of actual 3D screentime?).

    Unless it’s a movie that *really looks good, I say they can take it all & stuff it. It’s getting too expensive, esp. for IMAX or 3D or both. $18.50 (for IMAX3D) for a movie that if I wait a few months I can buy for $5 at Walmart…

  5. I’m hoping that the admission prices for IMAX go down, because it is absolutely ridiculous to pay $16 to see a movie in a theater. I love going to the theater, but the prices of the tickets really have me be very selective about what I will see and when I will see it. I’d love to see Spidey 4 in IMAX, but I have to drive 30 minutes to get to the theater and then spend an additional $6 to see the film over if I had just went to my local theater (a mile away).


    I think I am just going to save my theater money and buy myself a great new surround sound receiver and watch all these new films on Blu-Ray from Netflix. :D

  6. I will definitely be checking this out in IMAX format. I don’t have the luxury of watching IMAX 3D here as my local IMAX (in Spokane, WA) doesn’t support the format. However it is at least a REAL IMAX, not the fake shrunken down version jammed in Regal cinemas….

  7. U23D was the best IMAX experience of my life, all 4 times. I never miss an IMAX movie version if possible.

    But after Spiderman 3 I’ll wait for Vic’s review to help me decide if I want to blow the bucks for that one.

  8. REVIEWS X 20!

  9. Spiderman 3 was not THAT bad. I mean yes it was cheezy, there were a few ridiculous scenes, Peter Parker cried a few times, and a few thigs did not make sense but it was in no way TERRIBLE. Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Fantastic 4 (both), and X-men 3 were TERRIBLE. Spiderman 3 was still watchable. The first hour of the movie was good and it definately still had a spiderman feel. The bell tower scene with venom was pretty cool as well. There were some good parts. It definately wasn’t no where near as good as Spidey 1 or 2 but it wasnt all that bad, just a dissapointment.

    Nevertheless, I am not all that big of a fan of IMAX so I dont really care about that, I just hope this 4th one is better and takes the story into a new direction. PLease no Carnage, wow woudl that just suck

  10. I think Jim carry should be carnage because carnage is wacked and Carry always plays a wacked character

  11. If Venom and Carnage were toned down a bit neutrally then people shouldn`t mind them being in this film at all,and jim wood suk as carnag, but seriously, i don`t know what to clinge from my mind, i mean there are problems in this franchise that have blocked it from being more organized in the beginning.

  12. i want to see lizard,doc ock,carnage,and scorpion. other then them i would’nt mined seeing mysterio,kraven,and more venom.

  13. There is something else with the IMAX stuff aside the screen size… I’ve seen Transformers (the first one) in regular version and in IMAX version and… the IMAX version had extra scenes!!! The film was actually longer. I don’t know if it’s the case with every IMAX release though…

  14. Well as long as it`s not released in 3D in regular theatres, i`m fine.