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