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Exclusive: Joss Whedon on The Avengers in 3D, promises it won't be obnoxious

Dec. 22, 2011by:

In news that should surprise nobody, Disney announced this afternoon that the upcoming epic superhero film THE AVENGERS will be released in both 3D and 2D. I caught up with AVENGERS director Joss Whedon shortly after the news broke and he shared his thoughts on the news.

While it's only now being formally announced, Whedon knew from the very beginning his film would eventually be converted to 3D saying he thought about the format "every second" while filming. Whedon is sensitive to the concerns of audiences admitting "there definitely are movies that shouldn't be in 3D" while assuring fanboys "THE AVENGERS isn't obnoxiously 3D."

"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."

The past two Marvel films - THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA - were both presented in 3D, so it's not at all surprising that Disney and Marvel are releasing the film in this format, but Whedon says he was 100% behind the idea. "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."

AVENGERS hits theaters - in 2D and 3D - on May 4th.

Source: JoBlo.com

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10:41AM on 12/23/2011
Pointless,to hell with 3D
Pointless,to hell with 3D
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7:43AM on 12/23/2011

YEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!

I can't wait to see this in 2D!! I'll save myself a couple of bucks and enjoy the movie more.
I can't wait to see this in 2D!! I'll save myself a couple of bucks and enjoy the movie more.
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7:39AM on 12/23/2011

He MISSES THE WHOLE POINT OF 3D

I prefer 2D but if you're doing a film in 3D you have to EXPLOIT the GIMMICK. Fuck things at the camera and over do it otherwise THERE IS N POINT.
You have a muddy POP UP BOOK. Thanks but no thanks.
I prefer 2D but if you're doing a film in 3D you have to EXPLOIT the GIMMICK. Fuck things at the camera and over do it otherwise THERE IS N POINT.
You have a muddy POP UP BOOK. Thanks but no thanks.
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7:07AM on 12/23/2011

2D For me

Cheers
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5:50AM on 12/23/2011

@Nutz - It's being converted to 3D in post

So yeah 2D version it is
So yeah 2D version it is
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1:59AM on 12/23/2011

THERE SHOULD ALWAYS BE A CHOICE

I dont care if they make the movies in 3d solong there's a choice to see them in 2d.
I've watched 5 movies in 3d untill now and had already decided not to go to 3d movies anymore, here in Holland most people hate it.
I dont care if they make the movies in 3d solong there's a choice to see them in 2d.
I've watched 5 movies in 3d untill now and had already decided not to go to 3d movies anymore, here in Holland most people hate it.
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7:06AM on 12/23/2011
amen
amen
11:24PM on 12/22/2011
I dont care as long as its available in 2D. I wont pay for that 3D crap. even if it is filmed with the 3D cameras. its way too overated. Never Again
I dont care as long as its available in 2D. I wont pay for that 3D crap. even if it is filmed with the 3D cameras. its way too overated. Never Again
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11:13PM on 12/22/2011
i will The Avengers in 2D. Post-conversion 3D....no thanks
i will The Avengers in 2D. Post-conversion 3D....no thanks
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9:46PM on 12/22/2011

Pointless, Useless, Stupid

Even good converted movies are fucking retarded in 3d.....it's not even really "3d" because it's confined to your viewing space. When we get shit like star wars holograms and real 3d shit like that, fine, that will be cool, but until then, this dumb shit gimmick needs to die and go away.
Even good converted movies are fucking retarded in 3d.....it's not even really "3d" because it's confined to your viewing space. When we get shit like star wars holograms and real 3d shit like that, fine, that will be cool, but until then, this dumb shit gimmick needs to die and go away.
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8:23PM on 12/22/2011
Thor's 3D conversion was bad IMO (dark and detracted from the film) while Cap's was damn good. So, since I'm going to see Avengers many times at the cinema having multiple options is nothing but a good thing for me.
Thor's 3D conversion was bad IMO (dark and detracted from the film) while Cap's was damn good. So, since I'm going to see Avengers many times at the cinema having multiple options is nothing but a good thing for me.
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6:55PM on 12/22/2011
Works for me, obviously there's a lot of 3d overkill lately, but who am I to judge, I thought the three musketeers movie was the best one ive seen in 3d in awhile
Works for me, obviously there's a lot of 3d overkill lately, but who am I to judge, I thought the three musketeers movie was the best one ive seen in 3d in awhile
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5:41PM on 12/22/2011
So is this being shot in 3D or converted in post?

Properly shot 3D films work fine by me, but I've dodged all conversions so far. I imagine that this is one film that can take advantage of it quite a lot.
So is this being shot in 3D or converted in post?

Properly shot 3D films work fine by me, but I've dodged all conversions so far. I imagine that this is one film that can take advantage of it quite a lot.
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6:11PM on 12/22/2011
Well, there are done shooting, or pretty much, it's obvious it will be converted.
Well, there are done shooting, or pretty much, it's obvious it will be converted.
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