Next years "Captain America: Civil War" will be the first film to be shot using IMAX and ARRI's next gen 2D digital camera for some of its action sequences but the Russo's next film in the Marvel pantheon will be doing something truly groundbreaking.
"Avengers: Infinity War" Parts 1&2 will be shot completely using IMAX cameras.
For those unaware of IMAX, scenes in films where the aspect ratio changes to fit the entire screen in films such as "Interstellar" or "The Dark Knight Rises" are done by using IMAX cameras, director Christopher Nolan has been a big supporter of the technology. This gets rid of the annoying black bars at the top and bottom of the screen for a much larger and immersive film experience.
A film has never done something as huge as using IMAX to shoot the entire movie. The Russo's were recently announced to be taking over from Joss Whedon on the Avengers sequels after their terrific work on 2014's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", the directing pair will shoot the movie on the Alexa 65, and then IMAX will digitally process the two part picture for its bigger screens.
IMAX is both one of my favorite and least favorite advancements in film technology in recent years. I love it because it makes a percentage of a film look absolutely breathtaking, just look at Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar", but it does bug me now and again because when the aspect ratio goes back to normal. it makes those segments look very mediocre in comparison. So the idea of the two films being shot completely in IMAX is very exciting and is definitely going to be an experience for the biggest screen possible.
"We felt that the best way to exploit the scale and scope required to close out the final chapter of these three phases, was to be the first films shot entirely on the Imax/Arri Digital camera," - Anthony and Joe Russo.
The two part Avengers film is shooting back to back in 2016 for around 9 months and the first part will be released on May 4th 2018 with part 2 releasing on May 3rd 2019.