Disney+ has announced that they plan to add support for enhanced IMAX signature sound by DTS for select Marvel movies and other titles in 2023.
The new feature is said to be ‘specially calibrated’ to provide immersive sound reproduction on home-theater systems — ensuring that “filmmakers’ creative intent is fully optimized for an IMAX-quality presentation.”
This marks the next step in the Disney+ partnership with IMAX following a move just over a year ago that saw thirteen Marvel movies becoming ‘IMAX Enhanced’ – incorporating the expanded IMAX 1.90:1 aspect ratio to offer up to 26% more on-screen picture for select sequences.
Devices that will support IMAX signature sound by DTS on Disney+ include IMAX Enhanced-certified TVs from Sony and Hisense along with certified AV receivers from Denon, Marantz and JBL. The new press relase indicates all IMAX Enhanced titles on Disney+ will be available with IMAX signature sound by DTS this year. The list includes:
“Black Panther,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Thor: Love & Thunder,” “Doctor Strange” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” “Black Widow,” “Eternals,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Iron Man,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and Pixar’s “Lightyear.”
Disney+ is the first major streaming service to adopt the IMAX Enhanced formats and the streamer says the response “has been overwhelmingly positive” thus far.
The news comes as Elissa Karasik (“Loki”) and Zeb Wells (“Robot Chicken”) have just been revealed as additional writers alongside director Nia DaCosta and writer Megan McDonnell on “The Marvels” movie which opens in cinemas on July 28th.