Rumor: The Last Jedi 70mm IMAX Teaser Trailer to be Attached to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

The Last Jedi teaser trailer that was revealed during Star Wars Celebration Orlando will make its IMAX premiere on the big screen with the upcoming release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, but not all cinemas will get the full 70mm glory of the teaser. Read on for the details.



This revelation comes from Twitter member @ImTheFilmEditor, who’s been involved with IMAX screenings as part of his job. He took a photo with the trailers that will be attached to the GOTG Vol.2 IMAX screening. Although the quality is not great, you can see The Last Jedi name in the list (the fourth from top to bottom).





As you probably remember during the filming in Ireland back in May 2016 Rian Johnson confirmed to some lucky fans that they will be filming a few scenes from the movie in IMAX. We know that they had IMAX cameras on the set there (they even broke one), so we know that at least one of the sequences shot in IMAX will take place on Ahch-To.



In February 2017, officially confirmed that “Rian Johnson has captured key sequences of Star Wars: The Last Jedi using IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras”. For comparison The Force Awakens had only one sequence shot in IMAX (the Falcon chase on Jakku).


We reached out to @ImTheFilmEditor for more information and he had the following to say about which scenes from the teaser were shot using IMAX cameras. We can’t confirm in any way that this is 100% correct so you decide for yourself:


“In limited 70MM IMAX Film Theaters (REAL 8 Story tall IMAX screens), the Teaser Trailer will feature shots that were filmed in IMAX! Here are the IMAX Shots featured in the Teaser. Scenes subject to change with the final 70MM IMAX Film Experience release; but here they are:



But keep in mind that this is only for 70MM IMAX, Digital IMAX is just standard 35MM DMR Projection. Also, there is no word on how many minutes or the number of scenes from the film that had been shot on IMAX yet, but I quote “many more minutes than TFA!” And keep in mind that the 70MM screenings are for a very limited time, before they all go to digital until the film’s release!”


The amount of IMAX scenes seem rather big, especially compared to TFA. Until there is an official confirmation, treat these with the usual grain of salt.



You should also keep in mind that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 was not shot on 70mm IMAX but on Digital 35mm. So if you see the teaser in one of the few locations that will have it in 70mm, only the mentioned scenes (subject to change) will fill the whole IMAX screen, then the movie will fully switch to 35mm.



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13 thoughts on “Rumor: The Last Jedi 70mm IMAX Teaser Trailer to be Attached to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

  • May 2, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I can’t say I’m surprised. Guardians 2 is the first Disney release since the trailer came out. It’ll be cool to see the trailer in a theater instead of on a laptop screen.

    • May 2, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      As someone who has actually seen it in IMAX on the big screen, I can confirm it looks glorious.

      Plus we got a 5-minute preview of Pirates of the Caribbean, which was surprisingly good too.

      • May 3, 2017 at 2:26 am

        was yours a 70MM IMAX or IMAX laser location? Both formats screen on the true giant IMAX screens, just wondering what yours was haha

  • May 2, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Ah shure it’s only an oul trailer of silage anyway.

  • May 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    This makes a ton of sense. For one thing, both are owned by disney. Both movies have a space theme but are radically different. And it can appeal to those people who haven’t seen the teaser. And yes, there are those, particularly casual fans and people who do not use the web that much who I have spoken too and were surprised by it.

    So overall, this is a good move. Especially, given we’ll be seeing it most likely in IMAX. 🙂

  • May 2, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Can I ask what is the actual difference between IMAX and normal camera?

    I understand there is more frame space, but is there a difference in picture quality (eg pixels).

    • May 2, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      In photochemical terms, pixels don’t really apply. The IMAX frame can capture more picture information which can mean a more detailed image and can also mean a different aspect ratio. Look at the comparison from TFA in the article above – the IMAX image shows more of the image while the widescreen crops information out. So yes, more frame space but also the ability to resolve more information in the picture in IMAX.

    • May 3, 2017 at 8:28 am

      take TDK or TDK or Interstellar, and you’ll see that sometimes the frames for a scene are bigger and it all looks more detailed. That’s when they used an imax.

  • May 3, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Not for nothing, but GotG2 was fantastic – really nice work & humongously entertaining: The cast really upped their game & gelled. Some surprising cameos folks are going to love (esp. in the end) & there’s numerous end-credit sequences that are wonderful as well (w/ some OLD Marvel faces thrown in for good measure!) All I can say for now…except, well – pay attention to the closing soundtrack song & you’ll die laughing when you realize who’s singing (no, not Shatner…)

    • May 3, 2017 at 7:50 am

      And it gets surprisingly emotional. I had tears in my eyes at the end (before I went back to happier times with the credits scenes and dancing to the final song).

  • May 5, 2017 at 1:07 am

    One issue I see with this is that 70mm presentation is only displayed when it’s on a “real” film IMAX (google “lie-max). On AVS forum one of the members informed me that all digital presentations are always 35 mm. For example TFA appeared entirely 35 mm on digital only IMAX screens.

    The only caveat to that is… I saw what I believe was 70mm digital @ the Chicago Navy Pier IMAX theater (which did have an actual 70mm projector, but got rid of it before TFA). There’s something like 12 film IMAX projectors left in the states.
    The Navy Pier IMAX is a LASER 4k projector which might have something to do with it.

    What I saw was the 7 min clip from Nolan’s Dunkirk film which did fill the whole projected 70mm field of view… which would seem to contradict what the AVS forum member told me…. unless if LASER 4K has something to do with being able to display the square format or if Nolan perhaps specifically negotiated a way to get the square format displayed on digital. I guess we’ll find out the truth soon either way but I’m not expecting to see 70mm digital because it’s Disney’s project

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