Star Wars and a Whole Disney Slate of Upcoming Movies are Headed to IMAX

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Get ready to crack open your wallets, folks. Disney and IMAX have just reached a new deal to bring a bunch of their films to the large-format screen. The deal starts this year and goes through 2017. The deal covers the Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar tentpole films as well as some others.

The following list is what’s been announced so far:

Star Wars:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015)
  • Star Wars: Rogue One (December 16, 2016)
  • Star Wars Episode VIII (May 26, 2017)

Marvel:

  • Ant-Man (July 17, 2015)
  • Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016)
  • Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 5, 2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (November 2, 2017)

Pixar:

  • Finding Dory (June 17, 2016)
  • Toy Story 4* (June 16, 2017)

Other:

  • The Finest Hours (October 9, 2015 January 29, 2016)
  • The Jungle Book (April 15, 2016)
  • Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (May 27, 2016)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (July 7, 2017)

(* Toy Story 4 is getting only a limited run because Warner Bros. / DC’s Wonder Woman arrives one week later, on June 23, 2017.)

The dates are the regular theatrical release dates, which is assumed to also be the IMAX release dates.

None of these movies are being specifically for IMAX, but they will be digitally remastered for the format.

I don’t mind spending a little extra cash if it means an awesome experience. I remember seeing Gravity and Interstellar in IMAX and loving every second. I’ve also enjoyed other (non outer space) films like I Am Legend, The Dark Knight Rises and multiple Harry Potter films (geez, Warner Bros kinda has a lock on my IMAX habit, huh?).

Any way you slice it, this is a great deal for IMAX, for Disney and for movie fans in general.