Guardians of the Galaxy 3 was released in 600 aspect ratios! But why?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Poster
(Image credit: Marvel Studios / Disney)

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 has hit theaters and ended its epic trilogy with a bang. Don't worry – this article is totally spoiler free for those of you yet to watch it, but there's one thing in particular that we do want to talk about: why on Earth was the film released in 600 different aspect ratios?

Movie theater configurations sometimes do require an altered format in which to present a blockbuster to its audiences, such as in IMAX formats or other special wide screenings, but surely Guardians 3 is breaking some new ground and records here with director James Gunn's choice to offer multiple variations of the movie format. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.