Joss Whedon Promises The Avengers 3D Won’t Suck


Cobie Smulders, Director Joss Whedon, and Samuel L. Jackson in The Avengers (2012) Movie Image

Hate 3D? Then yesterday’s news that “The Avengers” will be post-converted to 3D probably didn’t make your day. But wait! According to “Avengers” director Joss Whedon, he assures fanboys and fangirls and all fans in-between that the 3Dness of “The Avengers” will NOT suck.

The cult hero of Browncoats everywhere tells Joblo:

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.”

That’s a shame. I love 3D tunnels.

Whedon continues:

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.

Damage control? The studio pushing Whedon out there to quell the fears of fandom? You decide.

One thing’s for sure, now we know why ol Capitan was throwing that shield of his down the alley right at us (:48 mark):

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  • Danmillion99

    When does 3D not suck?? Give me 2D, 3D is nothing more than a poor gimmick, it does nothing to make a film better.

  • Mat

    There are two mystical objects in the Avengers. The Casket of Ancient Winters in Thor that Loki now has and the Cosmic Cube in Captain America the first avenger. Those artefacts are not the same. Look at them and their diffrent powers. Hope Loki will summon frost monsters on earth. That would be hard to handle for superheroes and nice to look at.

  • Greg

    To me, there is 2 major concepts in the movie making industry that we only see run-run of for the last 10 years or so : Matrix and 300.

    Those are the two landmarks we see now in each and every single action movie …

    Matrix for the slowmo …

    And 300 for the aesthetic slowmo …

    Now, we have the aesthetic slowmo in 3D.

    How many re-run you guys need to get over it ? Im sick of it since 2006.

  • Chris

    Sounds like obligatory damage control to me. Saying that the movie isn’t “obnoxiously 3D” could also mean it’s pretty pointless and won’t add anything except to the ticket price.

  • Mat

    Maybe its the villian Baron Blood from the Captain America comic?

  • Mat

    I though about the vampire in the Avengers movie rumor thats on the internet.

  • Mat

    Maybe they will use the Legion of the Unliving in a new version?