Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Updated: New 'Thor' Image, Marvel Also Confirm Thor & Captain America Will Be 3D

Marvel have confirmed that Thor & Captain America will be 3D when they are released theatrically, but not shot with 3D cameras. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said both "Captain America" and "Thor” use 2-D for principal photography, but the considerable special effects for the films were conceived and executed from the beginning in 3D, something that will help them avoid certain pitfalls. Feige, pledged that "an unprecedented amount of time" would be devoted to the 3D conversion process. He also said the films will benefit from the fact that the 3-D choice was made early on with passion and planning and not in post-production.

"We came to feel that in our case 3-D could be the very good friend of story and character for a different kind of experience," Thor director Kenneth Branagh said, "It's another draft of the story that can reveal itself in a different way... I had a healthy degree of skepticism up front... I've become somebody extremely excited about working with possibilities of doing it this way."

Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston added, "I think it tends to be overused and can be a little bit gimmicky... A lot of people are using 3-D now because they feel have they have to... that will come and go and the pictures that deserve to be in 3-D will continue to be. When it's done bad, it can make you carsick."

Johnston also said they done a one-day test shoot with a 3D rig but that it was "a nightmare" due to bulky gear, calibration issues and restricted filmmaking and said he's a firm believer, in the conversion approach if done right,"It's a new challenge and it's exciting."

To read more about the 3D plans and reaction from directors Kenneth Branagh and Joe Johnston to working post filming in 3D. Head over here to read the full article at the LA Times.

Update: New picture of Odin and Thor

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