Batman 3 IMAX only?
With such uncertainty around whether or not Christopher Nolan will be directing the third Batman film, I'm surprised that there's an indication out there that Batman 3 would be IMAX only, how would they know without a director?
Well for one thing the studio could have decided already and are just going to tell the director, if it does turn out to be Nolan (doh!), that this is what they have to deliver.
However if they do decide to go IMAX only they're seriously limiting their audience.
Of course where you are IMAX might be ten-a-penny, but here in Scotland there's only one, I believe that's the same for Ireland too, and looking at the list of IMAX venues in the world there are some audiences who are seriously limited too. Can the studio really consider an IMAX only release?
Personally I think they'd be mad to do so as they would lose out on tons of revenue, or they would have to encourage the IMAX cinemas to show extended runs of the film to encourage everyone who would travel to their local cinema to travel to their IMAX to see it.
In terms of the Scotland model though, I would say they'd lose out on a ton of revenue, and that's not an isolated model. Going to an IMAX cinema means a lot of travelling for a lot of people, and I can imagine many would not think the trip worthwhile and await its release on DVD and Blu-ray.
I can see a dual release for sure, but nothing less, can you? AICN through Total Film say that it's rather likely, I'm not so sure. How far is it to travel to your nearest IMAX? Would you make the trip for Batman 3?