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Disney Plus adds IMAX Enhanced aspect ratio for Marvel titles

Streamer is collaborating with DTS to give more of its content enhanced audio and visual technology

Marvel fans will be able to stream Disney Plus’ content in IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio from 12th November.

IMAX Enhanced on Disney Plus will include 13 Marvel titles in IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio (1:90:1), which offers up to 26 per cent more picture for select sequences – meaning more of the action is visible on screen.

The company is collaborating with DTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation, to give more of its content enhanced audio and visual technology, including immersive IMAX signature sound by DTS.

The 13 titles available at launch include Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Black Widow and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Five Rings. (content availability varies by region).

“For more than a decade, IMAX has helped filmmakers take fans across the Marvel Cinematic Universe in theaters and now that epic journey crosses into a new world: the home,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX. “IMAX, Disney, and Marvel Studios are giving the fans what they want: the most immersive viewing experience throughout the life of a Marvel Studios film, from exclusive theatrical release to the library at-home where they can now watch the Avengers assemble with more picture than ever before.”

“Disney, Marvel Studios, and IMAX have collaborated for years to bring the world’s most popular films to the big screen, and on Friday we’ll start to bring IMAX technology to subscribers with IMAX Enhanced viewing in the Disney+ app,” added Michael Paull, president of Disney Plus. “We’re thrilled to create new value for Marvel fans and audiences on Disney+, and we’re looking forward to offering even more IMAX Enhanced functionality in the future.”