In a rather large article in The Los Angeles Times, Marvel Studios has confirmed that both “Thor” and “Captain America” will be released in converted 3D.
As previously confirmed “Thor” is being shot in 2D and will be converted afterwards. The article revealed that “Captain America” director Joe Johnston on the other hand shot some tests with 3D cameras and called the process “a nightmare”. As a result it will also be shot in 2D and converted afterwards.
Johnston, “Thor” helmet Kenneth Branagh and Marvel’s Kevin Feige all acknowledge the negative stigma against ‘converted 3D’, Feige saying “I’d say there’s not a great feeling out there for conversion based on some of the films that may have succeeded financially but had their artistry come under fire.”
Feige added that “an unprecedented amount of time would be devoted to the conversion process”, and the various special effects for both films have been conceived and executed from the beginning in 3-D. The ‘citadels of Asgard’ will apparently lend themselves to the extra dimension.
The article also includes a photo with a first-look at Anthony Hopkins in the role of Odin as well as Tom Hiddleston as the film’s villain Loki.