Sony Pictures has officially announced that Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will get an IMAX 3D release! I think this was a given, as every big budget superhero movie these days gets released in IMAX. It's been made official though, and here's the press release:
IMAX Corporation and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, the highly anticipated next chapter in the story of Peter Parker, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released in IMAX® theatres. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014 , and domestically on May 2, 2014 .
"After the enormous worldwide success of The Amazing Spider-Man, we're looking forward to partnering again with Marc Webb , Avi Arad , and Matt Tolmach , and our friends at Sony Pictures to offer IMAX fans around the world an opportunity to experience this highly anticipated film in the immersive IMAX 3D format," said Greg Foster , CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp.
The IMAX release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The 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.
I really don't care to watch my movies in 3D, but I sure do love to see them in IMAX, so most of the time I have to watch them in 3D anyway.
It's also being reported by NY Daily News that Spider-Man will be swinging into Times Square for the annual Times Square Ball Drop on New Year's Eve. The studio will also screen new footage from the film as well on the video screens in Times Square. Sounds like it's going to be a crazy cool party!