Hero Complex revealed a brand new image from Thor in an article confirming that Marvel plans to convert both Thor and Captain America for a 3D release (I suppose it could have been predicted). The image gives us our first look at Thor’s hammer, along with our first look at Tom Hiddleston as Loki.
While 3D conversions haven’t been that well received due to there rushed nature, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige wanted to reassure fans that they will be taking their time to do it right:
“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 said. Feige, in London for “Captain America,” pledged that “an unprecedented amount of time” would be devoted to the 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, as was the case with a flurry of films that came on the heels of “Avatar” and its historic box-office success.
“In being able to think in 3-D from the start — and having every bit of our special effects rendered in true 3-D — we have the opportunity to do it right,” Feige said. “When you’re working with a director like Ken Branagh or Joe Johnston, they’re not going to settle for less than perfect image. They’re not going to settle for something that isn’t up to the artistry of everything else they’ve done on the film … they’re not going to put on some overlay in the last 10 to 12 weeks of post-production for a fiscal reason.”
Click here to read the full article. Directors Kenneth Branagh and Joe Johnston say they were skeptical of 3D at first, and the idea actually made Branagh cringe, but “then he started to pulse with the unexpected artistic opportunities.”
What do you think of Marvel converting Thor and Captain America into 3D? Also, what do you think of the image above of Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins?