Ain’t It Cool News threw out a rumor today that the next Batman installment could be filmed entirely in IMAX. Most likely wishful thinking, nevertheless here’s what AICN writes:
The THIRD chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Caped Crusader’s saga could very well be FULLY shot in IMAX, not IMAX Digital – but the beautiful, stunning IMAX that we saw pieces of THE DARK KNIGHT in.
Now this is something that I’m sure a lot of you will feel is a no-brainer. Nolan blew us away with the IMAX sequences in that film – but it was a very tough process to work in. Mainly due to the limitations of how many available real IMAX rigs there are. Not only that, but lenses had to be created, adapted and god forbid one broke down. Part of the reason that Nolan went forward with INCEPTION first – besides taking a creative break from the cape and cowl adventures… was possibly to create a few new IMAX cameras made to his specs. Once again – the cost of shooting an entire feature film on IMAX… the stock, the time it takes to reset, to load, to move the cameras… Well… it is daunting, but as Nolan proved with DARK KNIGHT – the difference is stunning.
I’m going to continue to pursue this story further – to try to get some official comments, but as I was flying out of Chicago… and I was looking down at part of Nolan’s Gotham… it just felt like the perfect story to post from my first flying Wifi adventure! So what do you think? Should Nolan shoot the entire next film that way?
The rumor has been picked up by several other websites:
Killer Film: Third Batman could be shot in all IMAX
IESB.net: Next Batman Film Entirely in IMAX?
Comic Book Review: Will The Next Batman Movie Be Shot Entirely In IMAX?
MTV Splash Page: ‘Batman 3′ To Be Fully Shot In IMAX?
ScreenCrave: Christopher Nolan’s Third Batman in IMAX?
ScreenRant: Batman 3 Entirely Shot in IMAX?
FirstShowing.net: Rumor: Chris Nolan Wants to Shoot Batman 3 Entirely in IMAX
Film School Rejects: Why Batman 3 Will Not Be Shot Fully in IMAX
We Are Movie Geeks: Third ‘Batman’ Movie Could be Shot 100% IMAX
Slice of SciFi: Next “Batman” Could Be Fully IMAX
engadgetHD: The next Batman flick could be all-IMAX
News In Film: Batman 3 Entirely in IMAX?
WorstPreviews: “The Dark Knight” Sequel to be Shot Entirely in IMAX?
AceShowbiz: ‘Batman 3′ Possibly Filmed Fully in IMAX
FilmStalker: Batman 3 IMAX only?
IGN: Batman 3 in IMAX?
Perez Hilton: Batman 3 Embraces IMAX Fully!
Houston Movie Examiner: Batman 3 shot entirely in IMAX, possible villains
Reelz Channel: Christopher Nolan to Shoot Batman 3 in IMAX?