Captain America: Civil War‘s major battle sequence was shot with the ALEXA IMAX 65mm cameras, making the 17 minute scene into what directors Joe and Anthony Russo hope is an in-your-face experience. Commenting on the format, director Joe Russo said, “IMAX is the closest thing we have right now to a fully immersive experience. It surrounds you with sound quality, the image quality, the scale of the image; it just enhances your whole movie-going experience incredibly.” In support of the film’s May 6, 2016 theatrical release, a new IMAX featurette’s been released featuring Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, and the directors discussing bringing the story to life in the IMAX format.
In addition to Evans, Stan, and Mackie, the cast includes Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Paul Bettany as Vision, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, and Tom Holland as Spider-Man.
The Plot: Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.