IMAX Corporation and Marvel Entertainment today announced that Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and released into IMAX 3D theatres internationally beginning October 30 (Over a week early!).
Chris Hemsworth has played Thor, the god of Thunder in two highly successful Marvel films, 2011’s Thor and 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers, which collectively grossed nearly $2 billion at the global box office. In this latest adventure, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins will also reprise their roles, as will Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander and Rene Russo. Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) is directing from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat, and a screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
“Like all the dynamic Marvel characters, Thor has developed a massive global following, and we look forward to moviegoers experiencing this highly anticipated next chapter in IMAX 3D,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “We’re excited to continue to build on our flourishing partnership with Marvel and Disney with this iconic property.”
“All the nine realms will be stunningly displayed when ‘Thor: The Dark World’ arrives in IMAX 3D,” said Dave Hollis, Executive Vice President, Theatrical Exhibition Sales and Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “We continue to have great success with IMAX and are thrilled to once again work with them to bring the Marvel Universe to life in this premium format.”
The IMAX release of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. (This is pretty sweet tech, it removes a lot of grain that would normally appear with the enlargement.) The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
Thor: The Dark World will hit standard theaters November 8.