Yes, it’s official “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger” will -sigh- also be in 3D. Apparently this is something we have to get used to. Don’t get me wrong, I think 3D is cool in cartoons, where kids can laugh when something comes close to their eyes. My son loves to watch “Bob The Builder” in Legoland in 4D, but let’s keep the 3D in Legoland and in Pixar movies. I’m sure those that have seen “Clash of the titans” agree with me.
In the picture you see Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Chris Hemworth as Thor and Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Some of the film takes part in Asgard (where the Norse gods live) and some of it in a town in New Mexico, as you might have seen in Ironman 2. All we know so far is that Thor banished from Asgard by his father, Odin. Kenneth Branagh is directing the movie, which is dure May 6, 2011.
Joe Johnston (who directed Jurassic Park 3 and The Wolfman) will direct “Captain America: The First Avenger”. He isn’t a big fan of 3D. I’ll let these quotes fom the LA Times explain.
“I think it tends to be overused and can be a little bit gimmicky,” said Johnston, who began shooting last week in London but will travel to San Diego for Marvel’s Comic-Con panel. “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 did a one-day test shooting with a 3-D rig — as opposed to shooting in 3-D and converting — and said it was “a nightmare” due to bulky gear, calibration issues and restricted filmmaking options. He said he’s a firm believer, though, in the conversion approach if done right and he’s enthused to move forward. “It’s a new challenge and it’s exciting,” Johnston said.
The last film that I’m looking very much forward to is “The Avenger” which probably will be directed by Joss Whedon (Firefly, Dollhouse and Buffy), where most of the superheroes from Marvel’s universe will meet using the original cast ie. Robert Downey Jr. as Ironman, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Edward Norton as Hulk. (Perhaps Adrien Brody or Joaquin Phoenix will play instead.) The movie is due in 2012.
The upcoming ComicCon will surely reveal a lot more details and perhaps a trailer?
What are your thoughts about 3D? Is it Hollywood’s way of ruining good movies or does it add anything?