Wonder Woman 2 is currently carrying some of the largest amounts of excitement for any upcoming comicbook film. Not even being a year old since release and Wonder Woman is widely accepted as being some of the best work that Warner Bros. has released under their current DC brand. The sequel does not need to do anything new or interesting for the character to make it’s money back and more. That is how good of a start the first film was thanks to star Gal Gadot, director Patty Jenkins, and the rest of the superb cast and crew. However, the team behind this series is known to be innovative. We now know a new method that Jenkins and her crew will utilize in their efforts of innovation for the sequel.
IMAX cameras will indeed be used to film select sequences for the sequel. This information comes from MSN– who has the official transcript from the most recent IMAX Corp. earnings call. IMAX executive Greg Foster announced the news during his segment.
“I’m excited to announce that Wonder Woman 2, which comes out in the second half of 2019, will be shot with IMAX film cameras in select sequences. This Warner Brothers DC production, the sequel of the global juggernaut from 2017, is directed by Patti Jenkins and produced by Chuck Roven and Rebecca Oakley Roven. And we couldn’t be more excited that IMAX has been chosen to be a part of the film’s design.”
This type of camera work is not uncommon for the superhero genre. Christopher Nolan shot portions of his Dark Knight trilogy in IMAX. Avengers: Infinity War is the first film filmed entirely with IMAX cameras. You should note that there is a difference between filming with these special cameras and converting a film into the format. Almost every blockbuster is now converted into IMAX for box office increase. This is not meant to be negative, but stretching a set image to be large and capturing a large image on set will give you a different impact in a theater. Not only can the look and feel be different, but there can also be an effect on sound quality when it is boosted to match the format.
If you have seen films like Dunkirk in IMAX, you know how special that viewing can be. It is almost like a giant physically stretched the picture for you to see more action and scenery. It would be fair to assume that the select IMAX sequences for Wonder Woman 2 would be the main action scenes. The “No Man’s Land” scene from the first film was already epic on a regular sized theater. You can only imagine what crazy scenario Jenkins will film with Gadot and newcomers Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal. More and more blockbusters will surely film with actual IMAX cameras. The only question is how well the equipment is utilized to benefit the film? How do you think Wonder Woman 2 will use these cameras for the best results? Discuss in the comments below and make sure to have your ticket ready to see the theater on November 1st, 2019.