In a vague statement of rumour, it seems that IMAX technology will be considered for all of the next Batman film.
I have to say upfront that the nature of this story is a rumor, not because I don’t have solid sources, I do… but because it could simply NOT WORK OUT. That happens sometimes. It is something that the production team are “considering” – but it is an extremely costly process, but one that I believe we would all love to see happen.
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.
We know that WB/DC are likely to be eager to get another Batman chapter on its way after the metric pantloads of money they got from it, but hearing this “rumour” I just call bullshit.
Firstly, this “reliable source” does admit that this is a consideration and something they are looking into. However he does call it Nolan’s Third Batman. Did I miss something? Has he signed? Yeah, we all hope its going to be Nolan, but thats not in stone. If Nolan moves on with another project I would sooner see another capable director take the lead on this and continue with the foundation Nolan built (provided he stays true to the current direction and feel) Nolan isn’t God.
Secondly, if it is something they considered, Batman will have the fanboys lining up with or without the IMAX scenes, or a whole film in IMAX. Frankly watching the movie in BluRay was enough for me. I coudln’t tell you where the IMAX scenes were. Would it really be worth it? I think “considered” is about as far as the story is likely to go.
Lastly, a rumour is a rumour but when someone quotes “a reliable source” and fails to mention what that source is, it seems to fall in a category less reliable than a rumour.
Will this benefit from IMAX? Visually? Financially?
Will it make it more appealing to want to see it?