While there have been several reboots of the “Spider-Man” franchise, fans should be pretty excited for the new release. That’s because Sony Pictures has agreed to partner with Marvel on the new film, adding Spidey to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Now Spider-Man, one of the world’s most beloved superheroes, has an IMAX Theatre release date. The studio confirmed a network-wide event run when the film is released in theaters on its new worldwide date on July 7, 2017. The confirmation came today by Josh Greenstein, president of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures, Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, and Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment.
As the movie, which Sony Pictures Entertainment is teaming with Marvel Studios to produce, enters wide release, it will also be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format. The highly anticipated next installment in the $4 billion franchise, which will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, will be directed by Jon Watts and produced by Feige and Amy Pascal.
Commenting on the announcement, Greenstein said, “There’s so much about Spider-Man – including the web-slinging action – that lends itself perfectly to the IMAX screen. We are confident that audiences everywhere around the world will want to see it in IMAX.”
Feige said: “Time and time again IMAX delivers super-hero sized moviegoing experiences to fans. With the anticipation for Spider-Man climbing, we are excited that IMAX has committed early to this extended release plan – it will be a great way for audiences around the world to experience such a big event film.”
Foster said, “IMAX’s long-standing relationship with Marvel and Sony first began with Spider-Man in 2002, establishing the ultimate way for fans to be transported into the world of their favorite characters like Peter Parker. By re-teaming with our friends at Sony and Marvel on the newest Spider-Man reboot, we are excited to deliver audiences what they’re asking for: a must-see cinematic adventure – in IMAX.”
The IMAX 3D release of the Spider-Man film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.