The Marvel Studios output for its tenth anniversary year has concluded with Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp all bringing in a huge share of revenue for Disney, and almost as many masked do-gooders for fans. Still, Marvel Studios’ celebration for the first 10 years is far from over. In fact, if you missed your chance to see any of them on the big screen, now Disney is partnering with IMAX to allow you the chance to see all of them.
As announced via IMAX, all 20 Marvel movies will be playing at least once (and some as many as three times) beginning on Labor Day weekend. On the heels of The Dark Knight getting a week of limited IMAX 70mm anniversary screenings in three major cities, Marvel’s own anniversary will be more reaching and include close to two dozen films, which will be presented in the order of release between Aug. 30 and Sept. 3, and then with the chance to catch some of the studio’s (and fans’) favorites again between Sept. 4 and Sept. 6. Also unlike the grueling marathon screenings that can require more than a day of back-to-back viewing experiences and one pricy ticket per person, each of these IMAX screenings can be attended separately and individually by the more discerning fans. The line-up is below.
Aug. 30: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor
Aug. 31: Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World
Sept. 1: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man
Sept. 2: Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming
Sept. 3: Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp
Sept. 4: Iron Man, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, Doctor Strange
Sept. 5: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Captain America: Civil War, The Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War
Sept. 6: Fans will vote for two screenings.
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It’s certainly a welcome opportunity for the most diehard fans to revisit old favorites, as well as a chance to perhaps crystalize Marvel’s own favorite… or at least those they think might give the most important going into Phase 4 with Iron Man, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Doctor Strange, The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 all given special, extra attention. The irony of this is that Marvel Studios is allegedly using back channels in a current attempt to rehire the deposed and controversial director of the first two Guardians films for Vol. 3 at right this minute.
This will likely prove a boon for IMAX too, since Labor Day weekend is notoriously one of the lowest attended moviegoing frames on any calendar year. Twelve months ago, IMAX partnered with Marvel Television (note: not Studios) to premiere the first several episodes of Inhumans as an IMAX exclusive event… we imagine IMAX and fans will be happier with this arrangement.