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Los Angeles, U.S.A. – IMAX Corporation, Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Studios have announced that the epic Super Hero adventureÂ Marvel’s The Avengers will be released in the immersive IMAX 3D format in 451 digital theatres worldwide. Domestically, the film will be released in 275 theatres beginningÂ Friday, May 4.
The international debut ofÂ Marvel’s The AvengersÂ got off to a record breaking start in IMAX theatres last weekend, significantly outperforming previous IMAX releases of Marvel films. More territories are launching in tandem with the North American release this week, includingÂ China. Domestic IMAX pre-sales are also strong and significantly ahead of any previous Marvel releases.
Marvel’sÂ The Avengers, based on the well-known Marvel comic book series, is directed byÂ Joss Whedonand starsÂ Robert Downey Jr.,Â Chris Evans,Â Mark Ruffalo,Â Chris Hemsworth,Â Scarlett Johansson,Â Jeremy RennerÂ andÂ Tom Hiddleston, withÂ Stellan SkarsgardÂ andÂ Samuel L. JacksonÂ asÂ Nick Fury.
Distributed by The Walt Disney Studios,Â Marvel’sÂ The Avengers:Â An IMAX 3D Experience marks the third Marvel Studios film presented in IMAX, following the releases ofÂ Iron Man 2: The IMAX Experience in 2010 andÂ Thor: An IMAX 3D Experience in 2011.
The IMAX release ofÂ Marvel’sÂ The AvengersÂ will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An 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.
AboutÂ Marvel’sÂ The Avengers
Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers” — the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security,Â Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
StarringÂ Robert Downey Jr.,Â Chris Evans,Â Mark Ruffalo,Â Chris Hemsworth,Â Scarlett Johansson,Â Jeremy RennerÂ andÂ Tom Hiddleston, withÂ Stellan SkarsgardÂ andÂ Samuel L. JacksonÂ asÂ Nick Fury, and directed byÂ Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ PresidentÂ Kevin FeigeÂ and executive produced byÂ Alan Fine,Â Jon Favreau,Â Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito,Â Patricia Whitcher,Â Victoria AlonsoÂ andÂ Jeremy Latcham. The story is byÂ Zak PennÂ andÂ Joss WhedonÂ and the screenplay is byÂ Joss Whedon. The film releasesÂ May 4, 2012, andÂ is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Marvel’sÂ The AvengersÂ has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference.