Watching IMAX footage on a small screen may sound a little redundant, but thanks to the video’s expanded aspect ratio, the forum theorists now have a whole new reason to scrutinize the footage from the first Avengers: Endgame trailer.
The IMAX version of the teaser, viewable above, is set to screen in cinemas this weekend before showings of Aquaman, but for any fans impatient to learn what this beefed-up version of the preview could reveal, the trailer was uploaded earlier this week on the Russian Walt Disney Studios site. And while the dialogue in the video was in Russian, a user on YouTube has switched the audio track to the English version, allowing us to get a proper taste in both sound and visuals of what filmgoers will soon be seeing blown up large in theaters.
By this point, many fans will already be extremely familiar with the content of this preview, which was met with intense scrutiny when it was released in its original form a couple of weeks ago. Nonetheless, the IMAX version has still helped clarify a couple of points of speculation, including the question of whether Nebula and Tony Stark can be seen sharing the screen in one particular shot.
Though Marvel and IMAX have been regular collaborators since the release of 2010’s Iron Man 2, this year’s Avengers: Infinity War was notable as the first major studio feature to be shot entirely in the format. Naturally, the sequel got the same treatment, so when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, 2019, you can bet that a lot of fans will want to see out the MCU’s Phase 3 on the biggest screen they can find.