Warner Bros. Reaching Out To Theaters About Batman V. Superman 70mm Release


More than just a rumor, it appears as though Warner Bros. is reaching out to theaters about the possibility of screening Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 70mm.

"Warners called this week to re confirm that we have 70 capability so we will see what happens," said film handler David J. Hilsgen on the Film Tech forums.

Director Quentin Tarantino spearheaded a campaign that took The Weinstein Company about 18 months and $8-10 million dollars to restore the projectors and train projectionists for the movie's release in the old school film format for his recently-released The Hateful Eight.

Now that those projectors are restored and available for use again, other studios – including Warner Bros. – are considering making use of them in a way they never would have before. Essentially, now that Tarantino and The Weinstein Company have done the hard work and spent the money to restore the equipment, there's little reason for others not to take advantage.

Of course, The Hateful Eight was shot to be screened that way, whereas other movies recently shot on digital and then converted to film -- such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- haven't converted well enough to satisfy many purists, who wonder why studios would bother converting especially a visual effects-heavy release like Batman V Superman unless they're positive it would look stellar in the format.


Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.