While watching movies at home is perfectly fine, there are times when going to the cinema can offer a much better experience, like watching epic movies in IMAX. However, due to the pandemic if you’re worried about being in crowded spaces but still want to experience the IMAX format, Disney has you covered.
Disney has announced that for its Disney+ streaming service, they’ll be adding an IMAX aspect ratio option for its Marvel movies. This means that instead of the typical 16:9 aspect ratio you normally get on your TV, you’ll have the option of watching it in 1:90:1 instead. This will offer up a “taller” viewing experience, which is what IMAX is all about.
This also means that for the most part, those annoying black bars you see in some movies and shows will disappear, although since your TV is most definitely not an IMAX screen, you’ll still see a bit of it, but for the most part it should be gone. Whether or not this is good enough to replicate the IMAX experience at home remains to be seen, but it’s an option for those who can’t or don’t want to go to the cinemas.
This feature will be rolled out on the 12th of November, which is also when Disney will be releasing Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings on the streaming service. This viewing option will also be available for other movies including 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, and Black Widow.