October 3, 2023

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Barbie heads to IMAX with new post-credits footage

Barbie heads to IMAX with new post-credits footage

It seems ironic that after months of hype OppenheimerThe film’s very short (and eventually extended) window in IMAX theaters, and the question of who will be able to see it in “real” IMAX and who will have to accept variations of “LieMAX”, the other half of the film. Barbenheimer’s husband now slips in to take over Oppenheimer left neglected. Warner Bros. announced. On thursday that greta gerwig Barbie It will be shown in IMAX theaters for one week starting September 22 – now with “extra never-before-seen post-credit footage”.

It’s not clear at this time how much new footage will be featured in the new trailer, and whether it will be a full post-credits scene, or just a collection of stills. Original theatrical score Barbie It does not have a post-credits scene. Warner Bros. says: Gerwig has personally selected the new content from material already shot for the film, but has no further details.

This isn’t the first time a movie has returned to theaters with new footage added: in 2004, Napoleon dynamite It entered a wide theatrical release with a five-minute bonus post-credits scene that was not part of the initial film festival cut or limited theatrical release. Eight months after its 2021 theatrical premiere Spider-Man: No way homeThe movie returned to theaters with A New post credits scenePlus additional screenshots scattered throughout. and the 2022 theatrical re-release of James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster symbol picture Teaser footage added to complement, Avatar: Waterway.

In all of these cases, it seems the studios behind these expansions are trying to invite fans who’ve already seen the films in question to repeat business, and need an excuse to get back in the theater for another watch.

not this Barbie Really needs additional work: it is currently on track to become Highest-grossing movie of 2023passage Super Mario Bros movie in the upper slot. The only question now is: Will fans still wear fancy Barbie-themed clothes if they go to an IMAX showing of the movie?

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