Some Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi's "Key" Scenes Were Filmed With IMAX Cameras

Disney believes the high-resolution cameras will allow for "exceptional theatrical experiences."


J.J. Abrams used IMAX cameras to shoot parts of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now it's been confirmed that director Rian Johnson has done the same with this year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Below is a picture of one of the IMAX cameras that was used to film The Last Jedi on location. According to a press release, Johnson used the high-resolution cameras for "key sequences" in the film, though no specifics were provided.

Photo credit: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm
Photo credit: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm

Additionally, Disney and IMAX have announced an "extended slate deal" for more IMAX shooting through 2019 and across its film divisions such as Marvel, Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

The deal covers the upcoming Indiana Jones film and the Han Solo movie, as well as Star Wars: Episode IX, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War, and its untitled sequel. What's more, the new agreement covers Beauty and the Beast, A Wrinkle in Time, Mulan, The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4.

"The Walt Disney Studios strives to bring great stories from visionary filmmakers to life for audiences around the world, leveraging the best technology available to create exceptional theatrical experiences," Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman said in a statement. "That's what IMAX brings to the table, and we look forward to continuing to work with the IMAX team on the unparalleled upcoming slate of films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm."

The Last Jedi opens in December this year. After that will be the Han Solo movie in 2018. The movie officially started production this week and a new cast photo was released.

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