Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW to Open with Expanded Aspect Ratio Exclusively in IMAX® Debuting 22 Minutes Of Select Scenes
IMAX (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow,” set to be released by The Walt Disney Company 9th July, will debut with 22 minutes of select scenes in expanded aspect ratio exclusively in IMAX®. “Black Widow” is the first new movie in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first new Marvel Studios theatrical release since 2019.
Directed by Cate Shortland, “Black Widow” stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz. With several scenes specially formatted exclusively for IMAX® cinemas, film fans can experience “Black Widow” on the massive IMAX screen at 1.90:1 aspect ratio – showing up to 26% more of the onscreen image.
Aspect ratio is the technical term for the proportional relationship between an image’s width and height. Most films are presented in an aspect ratio called CinemaScope (2.40:1) which is why they appear very wide but not very high. IMAX provides filmmakers with the ability to use an expanded aspect ratio – allowing them to use more of the original image. Watching a film with an expanded aspect ratio provides audiences with a full immersive view that fills the peripheral vision more than any other cinematic experience.
“BLACK WIDOW” WILL BE PLAYING IN IMAX CINEMAS FROM JULY 9
About ‘Black Widow’
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Joining Johansson in the new feature film are Florence Pugh as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz as Melina. “Black Widow”—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.
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