James Gunn’s Superman is going to be shot in IMAX.

Gunn himself confirmed that interesting tidbit in response to a fan question on Threads.

After sharing footage from the movie’s European locations, Gunn confirmed that “the whole movie is shot in IMAX.”

In recent years, the large-scale format has become the shooting style of choice for many blockbuster filmmakers. And Superman will not even be the first Superman movie shot at least partially in IMAX; Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice contained sequences shot with IMAX 65mm cameras. (So did Wonder Woman 1984.Blue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom were shot with IMAX digital cameras well.

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This won’t be Gunn’s first time working with IMAX, either. He shot last year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and 2021’s The Suicide Squad digitally for IMAX as well.

Other recent blockbusters shot for IMAX (digitally or on film) include Avatar: The Way of WaterMission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part OneNo Time to Die, and Jordan Peele’s Nope.

As films continue to look for ways to distinguish themselves from television, large-formats like IMAX have become increasingly popular in mainstream blockbusters. Marvel and DC make TV shows and you can watch at home; you can also see their movies on streaming after a few months in theaters. But if you want that massive visual experience, you can’t wait for streaming. (Plus those IMAX theaters charge a few bucks extra for tickets, so the studios really like that.)

Gunn’s Superman is scheduled to open in theaters on July 11, 2025. Originally titled Superman: Legacy, Gunn recently announced the title had been shortened to simply SupermanThe film will launch a new DC movie universe, and stars David Cornswet as Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, plus a roster of DC heroes that includes Green Lantern (Nathan Fillion), Mister Terrific (Edi Gathegi), Metamorpho (Anthony Carrigan), and Hawkgirl (Isabela Merced).

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