Man Of Steel confirmed for 3D bolt-on

News Simon Brew 8 Nov 2012 - 07:09
Superman: Man Of Steel

Warner Bros will be releasing its forthcoming Superman movie in 3D as well as 2D, it’s been confirmed…

It’s been a while since we reported on any film getting any kind of post-production 3D bolt-on, so seemingly commonplace has the practice become with big movies. But we thought it might be worth talking about 3D being added to Zack Snyder’s forthcoming Superman reboot, Man Of Steel, for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, Warner Bros has sent out a big press release trumpeting the fact. In it, Zack Snyder is quoted as saying the following: “The film is going to be a visually exciting experience in all formats: 2D, 3D and IMAX. Anticipating how audiences today embrace 3D, we designed and photographed the movie in a way that would allow Man Of Steel to captivate those movie goers, while respecting fans who prefer a more traditional cinematic experience. We’ve taken great measures to ensure the film and the story come first, and 3D is meant as an enhancement”.

This makes it sound as if 3D was at least planned for, and the tone of Snyder’s statement – again, at least how it reads to us – seems designed to head off the traditional complaints about post-production 3D bolt-ons.

Secondly, and perhaps the most interesting factor, is that Christopher Nolan, who is producting Man Of Steel, vocally resisted 3D for his Batman films, having been critical of the technology. We suspect he’s much less hands on here, of course. Had he been directing Man Of Steel, we’d strongly wager that the 3D release wouldn’t be happening.

Man Of Steel is due in cinemas on June 14 2013. 

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So the official IMAX website was right after all! For those who've forgotten: IMAX already announced and took down a noticifcation on there website that Man of Steel would be in 3D.
Beyond that, I'm not happy with a post production 3D conversion. And 'audiences ambrace 3D'... Yeah, keep lying to yourselfs.

I for one will NOT be watching this film in 3-D.

I have not seen one film in 3-D where it adds anything to the film. All it does is detract from the film itself and annoy people and give them head aches.

3-D should only be used for visuals on a grand scale, like Prometheus. When the camera pans out to reveal large scenery, then the 3-D looked impressive. When things are flying about quickly, 3-D is just annoying.

Press releases are nearly always completely written by the PR department, even if someone is "quoted" in them. I never take anything attributed to someone in a press release as being the actual thoughts and feelings of the person. To only announce the 3D conversion this late in the game means the film was framed and shot for 2D. I have yet to see a 3D conversion that has been worth the extra money it costs to see it. I'm a fan of real, authentic 3D when it is done right. Then again, I'm more a fan of the "Holy crap, that killer just thrust a machete at the audience!" type of 3D film. I don't see the point of unobtrusive 3D. Seems kind of pointless.

This is not a post production conversion.
There were 3d cameras on set as well as standard. It was filmed in both.

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