“Thor” is being released next month, and there will be more than one way to watch it. In addition to standard definition and 3-D, there will also be the option for IMAX 3-D enjoyment of the god of thunder's big-screen debut.
The decision to release "Thor" in IMAX 3-D was announced announced today, with screenings beginning worldwide May 6.
In the official statement, Chief Operating Officer of Marvel Studios Tim Connors said, "We're excited to continue our relationship with IMAX following the success we shared on 'Iron Man 2,' and we look forward to fans experiencing the thrill of 'Thor' in the immersive IMAX 3D format."
IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond also voiced his excitement about presenting "Thor" in IMAX 3-D.
"Bringing iconic characters to life is something that Marvel Entertainment and Paramount do very well, and we're confident that Thor will also come to life on the IMAX screen,” he said. “This highly-anticipated summer title is tailor-made for the IMAX audience."
Greg Foster, the Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment weighed in as well.
"We're pleased to expand our relationship with Marvel and Paramount with 'Thor,' which is a great addition to our summer tentpole slate," he said. "We believe 'Thor' will resonate with the IMAX audience by transporting them directly into the 3D world that Kenneth Branagh and the Marvel team have created for this epic film."
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