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Whedon on 3D Avengers

Joss Whedon talks about converting The Avengers.

By Jarrod Sarafin     December 23, 2011
Source: JoBlo

A day after Walt Disney Pictures announced their intentions to convert Marvel's The Avengers into 3D in post production, director Joss Whedon sat down with JoBlo to discuss the decision and his thoughts on the process.

"[T]here definitely are movies that shouldn't be in 3D. THE AVENGERS isn't obnoxiously 3D," he said. "There's no, 'Oh look, we're going to spend 20 minutes going through this tunnel because it's in 3D!' And no one is pointing at the screen the entire time. But it's an action movie. Things tend to hurtle toward the screen anyway."

On whether he supports the decision to convert it into 3D. "Yeah, it's fun!...I'm not a big fan of extreme long lens, talky movies - I like to see the space I'm in and relate to it, so 3D kinda fits my aesthetic anyway. And the technology has advanced so far in the past couple years."

The adventure will star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson. Whedon led behind the camera, based on a script he penned.

Plot Concept: Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Marvel's The Avengers" is the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Marvel's The Avengers will fly into 3D/2D theaters on May 4, 2012.

Thanks to Chopsaki for the submission.


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millean 12/23/2011 8:59:46 AM

Coolio.  Don't know if I will see it in 3D or not.  However, the more movies that do this will only help push the development of the technology further, whether it is shooting in 3D or post-converting.  It may not be the best in the world now, but let's see if the post-converting stigma is still around a few years down the road.

kimbroo 12/23/2011 9:20:52 AM

 Post production 3D is crap.  I'm one of those weary of this 3D craze to begin with.  I'll be catching this one in 2D.

ElBaz13 12/23/2011 9:24:28 AM

Thanks but no thanks. I skipped on Thor and Cap in 3D and will skip this one as well.  It drives the cost of a night out and being 3D blind, is a waste of money for me as I do not benefit from it.


themovielord 12/23/2011 9:24:28 AM

 Not filmed in 3D, not going to see it

Wiseguy 12/23/2011 9:56:16 AM

I would like to know why they didn't film in 3D to start with. I assume it's cheaper once you buy the cameras and a time saver since you don't have to do the conversion.

I don't mind the conversion process but they're not all created equal. But since they have ample time it shouldn't be a rush job so that's a plus.

I will be seeing all the Star Wars film in 3D, Titanic and hopefully Jurassaic Park since Spielberg is keen on doing it. With all these films going down that road you can assume the process will get better

tallman 12/23/2011 10:11:14 AM

 Scar jo in 3D? I'm in!

violator14 12/23/2011 10:24:40 AM

Dude, i will watch this in 1D if i have to!!!

Wiseguy 12/23/2011 10:48:48 AM

Btw Merry Christmas to all hope you all are on Santa's "good" list.  See you all after the weekend

DougRed4 12/23/2011 11:21:37 AM

Merry Christmas to you, Wiseguy! (and all you other Maniacs!)   :)

CrazyCEO 12/23/2011 12:45:44 PM

Why convert if it was filmed that way in the first place.  Didn't Clash of the Titans do this?

As for the older movies getting converted, they don't have a summer deadline to finish and only just decided to do it.

It's a "Gimmick" now getting old but the cinemas are having a go at the shudios for making them upgrade all their screens to 3D but the summer blockbusters aren't in 3D. 

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