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Here's Why You Should See Black Widow In IMAX

"Black Widow" might be the most long-awaited Marvel Studios film. Since we first met Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) in 2010's "Iron Man 2," MCU fans have been eager to see the character's back story fleshed out in a much-deserved solo film. Originally slated to hit theaters on May 1, 2020, the release of "Black Widow" was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and audiences will finally get the chance to see the hotly-anticipated film on July 9, 2021. 

Like many of Disney's films this past year, "Black Widow" will be available for purchase on Disney+ alongside its cinematic release. In a time still marked by health concerns and financial strain for many, it's great that Disney is allowing people to enjoy the film from the comfort and safety of their own homes. However, as any Marvel devotee will attest, the spectacle of the MCU is best experienced on the big screen.

For fans eager to get the most immersive viewing experience, Imax is the way to go, and the company recently shared why fans should go see "Black Widow" on their screens. 

Black Widow will be presented in expanded aspect ratio in Imax

According to a press release shared by Imax, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Imax's "Black Widow" presentations will feature 22 minutes of scenes in an expanded aspect ratio. This means those sequences will fill the entire Imax screen, while the rest of the movie will be presented letterboxed, as is custom. Specifically, the Imax scenes will appear in a 1.90:1 aspect ratio, rather than 2.40:1. The company shared a tweet showing just how remarkable the expanded aspect ratio is, fully convincing us to shell out the extra cash for an Imax viewing.

This isn't the first time Marvel has offered an expanded aspect ratio in Imax, though. "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame" both used the larger ratio for the entirety of the films, while "Doctor Strange" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" utilized the expanded ratio for portions of the film, as is the case with "Black Widow." Speaking to Deadline, Imax CEO Rich Gelfond shared, "Marvel and Imax have a really great partnership and we think we each complement each other's brand. We try to do something for the fans to celebrate the relationship."

If we couldn't wait for "Black Widow" before, we really can't wait now. The film, starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and David Harbour, finally hits theaters on July 9.