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IMAX-Filmed Sequences Confirmed For 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
July 8, 2014 6:13 PM
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As if there was ever any doubt. With rumors surfacing last fall that J.J. Abrams would shoot parts of "Star War: Episode 7" in the IMAX format and Disney announcing this past spring that the sequel would hit IMAX theaters, it was just a matter of time until the official word came down that yes, Abrams was actually using the cameras, and this wouldn't just be a conversion job.

And indeed that's the case, with Abrams' Bad Robot tweeting today an image of the camera with the hashtag #bestformatever. Cool it, guys, let's just hope it's the #bestscriptever first, okay? Again, this is hardly a shock with IMAX CEO Richard Gelford saying earlier this year, "We are talking to J.J. Abrams now about the next 'Star Wars' being used with partly IMAX cameras." And it looks like those talks and tests turned out well, and everyone is now probably high-fiving each other on the Millennium Falcon.

How much of the film and which sequences will get blown up remains to be seen, but we now have a year and a half to talk about it. So tell us below if you want to see Harrison Ford's face a few stories tall at your local multiplex.

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5 Comments

  • Matthew Coury | July 14, 2014 6:40 AMReply

    Can we just move on and do OTHER movies bsides STAR WARS??? who wants to see Luke Skywalker running around at age 50...leia at 60...and han solo at ....70???

  • lvs | July 9, 2014 4:45 AMReply

    Daryl Hannah: you're wrong, Catching Fire was IMAX 2D only.

  • Daryl Hannah | July 9, 2014 11:10 AM

    I said 2D showings of a movie that was primarily showing in 3D. And Star Wars will most certainly be 3D

  • Ovie | July 8, 2014 6:27 PMReply

    good, imax and no 3d, the best cinematic experience there is.

  • Daryl Hannah | July 8, 2014 9:05 PM

    Unlikely. I'd bet - hopefully I'm wrong - that all that beautiful IMAX footage will be completely marred by a 3D conversion and a flimsy pair of glasses. Hopefully J.J. will take a page from Man of Steel and work out one 2D IMAX showing a day or something. Post-Dark Knight Rises, MOS is the only movie I can remember that offered a 2D IMAX showing when it was also showing in 3D. I'd pay a $5 premium to AVOID the glasses.

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