IMAX and Disney extend blockbuster slate deal to 2019

Building on their existing long-standing relationship, IMAX Corporation and The Walt Disney Studios have today announced an extension to their multi-faceted agreement with a new multi-picture deal — beginning this year and extending through 2019 — that includes the much-anticipated live-action and animated tentpole releases from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.

Highlights of the agreement include IMAX’s involvement in the release of Lucasfilm’s untitled Indiana Jones film, untitled Han Solo Star Wars anthology film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Episode IX; Marvel’s Black PantherAnt-Man and the WaspCaptain MarvelAvengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers sequel; Disney’s Beauty and the BeastA Wrinkle in Time and Mulan; Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph sequel.

Following J.J. Abrams’ iconic use of IMAX® cameras in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the companies have also announced that director Rian Johnson has captured key sequences of Star Wars: The Last Jedi using IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras, delivering IMAX audiences greater scope and increased image quality in IMAX’s exclusive aspect ratio for a uniquely immersive experience.

Additionally, as previously announced, Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers sequel will be shot in their entirety by The Russo Brothers with IMAX® cameras.

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