It should come as no surprise, but Marvel Studios has confirmed at the last minute that Thor: The Dark World will be getting an IMAX release. It will be sharing screens with the IMAX release of Ender’s Game. Read the full press release below to get all the details.
IMAX Corporation and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company, today announced that Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth , will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® theatres across North America beginning Nov. 8.
Chris Hemsworth has previously 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, Academy Award® winners Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins will also reprise their roles along with Tom Hiddleston , Stellan Skarsgard , Idris Elba , Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson , Tadanobu Asano , Jaimie Alexander and Rene Russo . Alan Taylor (TV’s Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Sopranos) has directed from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat , and a screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely .
Thor: The Dark World opened in some international IMAX territories this past weekend, generating approximately $5.3 million in 136 IMAX theatres. The film will also open in additional international IMAX territories, including China .
“Marvel’s dynamic characters and action-driven stories always create excitement among moviegoers,” said Greg Foster , CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “We’re very happy to continue our wonderful partnership with Marvel and Disney and present another installment of the iconic Thor series in the immersive IMAX 3D 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. 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.