Joss Whedon on the 3D Release of The Avengers

Yesterday it was revealed that Marvel’s The Avengers will be converted to 3D for its May 4 release much like Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger were. Joss Whedon talked to JoBlo about the announcement.

“[T]here definitely are movies that shouldn’t be in 3D. THE AVENGERS isn’t obnoxiously 3D,” he said. “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.”

The writer/director added that he supported the idea to release the film in 3D. “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.”

Like the other Marvel Studios films, “The Avengers” will also be released in 2D.