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Disney+ to add IMAX’s extended aspect ratio for select Marvel titles

by Brittani Tuttle

For the first time ever, Marvel fans will be able to stream some of their favorite Marvel titles in IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio at home with IMAX Enhanced on Disney+, launching this weekend!

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IMAX Enhanced on Disney+

This collaboration, launching as part of Disney’s company-wide Disney+ Day global celebration, was announced today by Disney and IMAX. With IMAX Enhanced on Disney+:

  • Subscribers will get more picture with IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio across 13 Marvel titles — and all they have to do is hit “play”
  • IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio is 1:90:1, which offers up to 26% more picture for select sequences — meaning more of the action is visible on screen, just as the filmmakers intended
  • In the future, the collaboration will deliver even more enhanced audio and visual technology to Disney+, including immersive IMAX signature sound by DTS

The 13 titles available at launch include:

  • The Disney+ premiere of Marvel Studios “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings”
  • “Iron Man”
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy”
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2”
  • “Captain America: Civil War”
  • “Doctor Strange”
  • “Thor: Ragnarok”
  • “Black Panther”
  • “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • “Ant-Man and The Wasp”
  • “Captain Marvel”
  • “Avengers: Endgame”
  • “Black Widow”

“For more than a decade, IMAX has helped filmmakers take fans across the Marvel Cinematic Universe in theaters and now that epic journey crosses into a new world: the home,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX. “IMAX, Disney, and Marvel Studios are giving the fans what they want: the most immersive viewing experience throughout the life of a Marvel Studios film, from exclusive theatrical release to the library at-home where they can now watch the Avengers assemble with more picture than ever before.”

“Disney, Marvel Studios, and IMAX have collaborated for years to bring the world’s most popular films to the big screen, and on Friday we’ll start to bring IMAX technology to subscribers with IMAX Enhanced viewing in the Disney+ app,” said Michael Paull, president of Disney+ and ESPN+. “We’re thrilled to create new value for Marvel fans and audiences on Disney+, and we’re looking forward to offering even more IMAX Enhanced functionality in the future.”

Disney+ is the first major streaming service that will bring IMAX Enhanced to the at-home viewing experience, offering fans new ways to re-experience the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

To learn more about Disney+ Day, click here.

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