It looks like Spider-Man’s worldwide return will be even bigger than expected, as Sony and IMAX announced today that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will hit theaters worldwide in IMAX 3D. The anticipated follow-up to The Amazing Spider-Man will be digitally re-mastered into the IMAX 3D format and released in IMAX theaters internationally starting April 16 and in the U.S. on May 2.
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.
News of the film’s IMAX 3D release follows the recently debuted trailer that arrived last week, which is certainly worth another look, especially as you're already trying to decide whether you want to see the film on the big screen or on the even bigger screen:
Of course, you have months to mull over your options. As mentioned, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t arrive in theaters stateside until May 2. The follow-up to Marc Webb’s 2012 movie will have Andrew Garfield returning to the role of Peter Parker and Spider-Man, and facing a new enemy and greater conflict. The film will star Jamie Foxx as Electro, while Peter’s old friend harry Osborn will be played by up-and-comer Dane DeHaan, whom you may recognize from Chronicle or Metallica Through the Never. Emma Stone will reprise her role of Gwen. Though Peter made a promise to put some distance between himself and his love interest, the synopsis for the film indicates that he’s not entirely honoring her father’s wishes.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. Directed by Marc Webb. Screen Story and Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner. Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.
Watch the cast and director break down the recently released trailer in the video below: