Thor and Captain America in 3D, First Look at the Gods of Thor

As if you probably couldn’t have predicted it by now, but the LATimes has made it official: Marvel Studios’ “Captain America” and “Thor” will both be going 3D. In the case of “Captain America”, it certainly makes a lot of sense, what with all the opportunity for shield-slinging action (“It’s coming right at you!”) Not so much with “Thor”, though I suppose the hammer coming at you might make for a couple of good gimmicky effects.

Unfortunately for all you 3D fans out there, both films will be converted to 3D in post, so yes, you’ll most likely be paying extra for absolutely nothing but the privilege of paying extra to see a movie you could otherwise have seen just as fine, if not better, in 2D (ala “The Last Airbender” and “Clash of the Titans”). Hey, whatever floats your boat, kids.

Besides that non-news news, the Times also gives us this brand spanking new image of the Gods in Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor”, featuring Chris Hemsworth as Thor on one side, Tom Hiddleston as Loki on the other, and Anthony Hopkins as the big poppa, Odin, in the middle. Dig the golden eyepatch, kids.

“Thor” arrives in 2011, starring Hemsworth, Hopkins, Hiddleston, and Natalie Portman, while “Captain America: The First Avenger” arrives the same year from director Joe Johnston, and starring Chris Evans as the shield-slinging Avenger.

Both films will lead into Marvel’s uber super power team movie, Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers”.

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Added: Another image from the movie.