‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ 3D Is Not Obnoxious Says Joss Whedon

The director believes his aesthetic fits the 3D model for this superhero ensemble where, ’things tend to hurtle toward the screen.’

Director Joss Whedon discusses Marvel's The Avengers 3D conversion
Director Joss Whedon discusses Marvel's The Avengers 3D conversion
Earlier today, Walt Disney Pictures announced Marvel's the Avengers will be converted for a 3D release. Director Joss Whedon recently spoke about the news, assuring fans that Marvel's the Avengers isn't, "obnoxiously 3D." Here's what the filmmaker had to say below.

"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."

Joss Whedon also said he is fully behind the decision to covert Marvel's the Avengers to 3D in post-production, and that 3D fits his style of directing.

"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 kind of fits my aesthetic anyway. And the technology has advanced so far in the past couple years."

Marvel's the Avengers is still keeping its May 4, 2012 release date, despite the 3D conversion.

Marvel's The Avengers was released May 4th, 2012 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

Sources: JoBlo

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  1. Ghostman

    As long as it isn't annoying in your face 3D like Whedon said, then I'm all for it!

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  2. moviegeek

    Ohhh! So this is just unnecessarily converted! Hooray!

    Really people, read between the lines.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  3. TheDude1

    @messenger I agree with that completely. I have nothing against movies that are actually shot in 3D. I enjoy them. It is just that movies that are converted give 3D a bad vibe in general.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  4. Messenger


    I agree but if it were SHOT in 3D then that would be something else.

    3 years agoby @messengerFlag

  5. ROFLitschristian

    @playhouse Oh okay. Thanks for the clarity. But it will just be The Avenger's when the time comes around, right?

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  6. Josh

    Captain America and Thor were little enhanced by the addition of 3D, so I have no reason to believe this will either. The movie is going to be awesome as it is.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  7. TheDude1

    There is no excuse for converted 3D. Just lazy and clearly a cash grab from the studio.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  8. TheFury

    Wow, what a typical response from a filmmaker about this 3d extravaganza. OMG when will this 3d craze end. Avengers doesn't need 3d. Tell you want get rid of all this 3d sh*t and give me more Imax theaters in my area. Hell, I want Imax not 3d.

    3 years agoby @TheFuryFlag

  9. Playhouse

    @slysnide@ROFLitschristian They had a press release this morning with the updated title ("3D"). Though, they've been referring to it as 'Marvel's The Avengers' in the trades and industry correspondence for a few months now.

    3 years agoby @playhouseFlag

  10. ROFLitschristian

    @slysnide I've been wondering that too!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  11. ROFLitschristian

    As much as I hate the 3D trend, I guarantee I won't have a problem watching this in it. But I'm glad he understands how obnoxious it can get.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  12. slysnide

    Since when did they change the title?

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  13. Rudy

    I hope Whedon knows what he's doing.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @corey My short response to everything I don't like or agree with

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. Playhouse

    Then why not film in 3D, Joss? Absolutely no reason to convert this, especially when the format is still trending downward in comparison to simultaneous 2D releases.

    3 years agoby @playhouseFlag

  16. Corey W.

    @bawnian-dexeus Nope, what? lmao

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  17. Sean


    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

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