Iron Man 2 NOT In 3D?

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 Iron Man 2 NOT In 3D?

It was reported back in September of 2008 that Iron Man 2 was planned to be in 3D IMAX. Our own Vic Holtreman was pretty psyched about the idea, but unfortunately it didn’t work out as planned (director Jon Favreau cited budget issues as one of the reasons), and instead Iron Man 3 is being planned for the 3D IMAX experience.

However, just this September word of Iron Man 2 being in 3D surfaced again (from AICN).  This time the report stated that Iron Man 2 was being converted to 3D, since it wasn’t originally filmed for it. The reason for Marvel pricking their ears up to the notion of Iron Man 2 (and Iron Man 1) being in 3D was that a one-minute clip was converted into three-dimensions and was apparently so impressive the studio looked around at three separate companies who specialize in 3D conversion.

But those who were psyching themselves up for seeing the Iron Man sequel pop out of the screen will have to hold on for the third installment, as news has recently surfaced from 3D fanatic site Market Saw, which trumps the Iron Man 2 3D rumors. Market Saw say they have it from, “a very good source (one very much in the know),” that Iron Man 2 will NOT be in 3D as previously reported.

Market Saw are still digging for info about this (read: check back with us for updates!), but from what they can tell us at this point in time it’s a no-go on the Iron Man 2 in 3D front. However, the site does tease us with a little piece of “info” that says the return of Tony Stark as our favorite iron clad superhero isn’t the ONLY property Marvel is considering for 3D – could this mean that, as fellow Screen Rant writer Kofi Outlaw previously speculated on, we could see Captain America and Thor in three-dimensions?…

It’s certainly a strong possibility, I’d say.

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I’m not usually a fan of 3D, but I must admit seeing Iron Man (as well as Captain America and Thor) kicking ass in three dimensions could be pretty awesome. However, I much prefer it when the movie is actually developed from the get-go for 3D, as opposed to being filmed in standard format and then converted – it just means all the moments when the 3D really “hits” you, you know it was designed and woven into the proceedings for that purpose and not just added on at a later date “just for the sake of it.”

I know opinion will be split on this one – a lot of folks will be cheering that 3D is off the table for Iron Man (at least for the second movie), but there will be others who will lament it. As much as I would normally be in the former camp, I must side with the latter on this one. It looks like all I can do now is look forward to Iron Man 3 (yes, we’re already looking that far ahead around here icon smile Iron Man 2 NOT In 3D? ) in 3D (Iron Man 3-D?).

NOTE: This news does not necessarily mean we won’t see Iron Man 2 in IMAX, it’s just the 3D that (as far as we know) is out.

Stay tuned to Screen Rant as we inevitably get more on this.

Iron Man 2 kicks off the summer season next year, on May 7th, 2010.

Source: Market Saw (thanks to Cinemablend)

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  1. I really hope this is true, almost every 3D film I have seen does nothing but detract from the experience of watching a movie!

  2. The 3D in Avatar was done perfectly but I don’t think its a big deal if Iron Man 2 doesn’t use it.

  3. Avatar lended itself very well to the 3D genre due to the nature of its immersive effects, but Iron Man, something filmed in the real world, it would look forced and out of place.

    Long gone are the days you could just sit and watch a movie, now you have to have it interact with you!

  4. After the fact 3D would pale in comparison to the VFX in Avatar and I’m betting that is a major reason they pulled the plug on it. Pure speculation on my part, of course.


  5. I’m with Vic on this one. Esp since it wasn’t filmed for 3D. I’m hoping that they don’t convert it.

  6. I am very glad about this. I am tired of 3D. Seems like there is a new movie in 3D rumored all the time. Cartoon/CGI movies aren’t bad, but real life movies, no thanks

  7. 3d only works on animated movies in my opinion.

  8. Will it still be in Imax at least?

  9. Iron Man 2 in IMAX? WOO HOO!! Big YES!!

    Iron Man 2 forced into 3-D? BIG NO!!!

    I’m glad this didn’t happen. It’s one thing if the movie is planned to be shot for 3-D all along, but to add it in as a gimick to increase box office take is just wrong. Leave IM2 in IMAX and 2-D, then make IM3 in 3-D if that is what you want.

  10. 10 years from now all films will be in 3D. Even chick flicks. ;-)

  11. 3D wouldn’t be a major downer if it happened to Iron Man. All it does is make you feel like you are in the room while the scene is going on. It’s not all different things coming at you “into your living room” type thing. It’s such a misconception. 3D is definitely not just for animated movies like someone said. If you think so, then you don’t really know what it does for the viewing experience. Not once in Avatar did the 3D make you feel like something was coming right at you (at least I don’t remember any parts like that).

  12. 3Dmovies are okay, but there’s been too many of them during the past year, and there’s a tendency to burnout from seeing so many movies in 3D (imo).

    I prefer to see Iron Man 2 is good ol’ 2D, thank you. :)


  14. I don’t get it, if you don’t like to watch it in 3D, go watch it on a 2D screen, pretty simple… Just because you don’t like it you’re happy that nobody else gets to see it?? Strange (and slightly selfish) point of view… but it’s your opinion so alrighty…

    Personally, I don’t really care to see IM2 in 3D, although I wouldn’t be against it either. But I just don’t see why you guys want everyone else to be like you when having it in 3D will not negatively affect your ability to watch the movie in 2D.

    790 hated the whole 3D concept. Avatar was in 3D, but he was able to watch it in 2D and loved it. Did the 3D somehow handicap his ability to enjoy Avatar? Should we just wish that they simply stop showing Avatar in 3D because you don’t like it??

  15. 3d just depends on HOW it is used. Looking back at IM, the scenes where he designed the armor, the test flights, and especially the heads up display (HUD) inside the helmet would have looked really cool in 3D. The fight scenes? too distracting.

    But, I agree with Ken J. If a movie theater is playing a movie in 2D and 3D, what’s the big deal? As long as we have the option to not see it in 3D, I’m fine with a 3D version.

  16. To be honest I’m bloody sick & tired of all the movies I want to see coming out in this accursed 3D crap. All it does is cost me more at the boxoffice & give me the mother of all headaches.

  17. The only prob Ken, is that as things go 2D presentations will be limited after most films totally commit to 3D.

    Like the drive-in’s of the 70,s or the VHS tape of the 80′s, 2D will fade away as more people support 3D.
    This shift will accelerate when they phase out the shades…

    3D is the Next Generations medium.
    There’s no stopping it.

  18. @wiredwizard

    Don’t pay for the 3D showing, pay for the 2D showing and watch it in 2D. Phew, I know it’s difficult, I almost ran out of breath just describing it… Let me know if you get confused as to how to accomplish that really complex procedure right there. I know there needs to be a class to properly teach it, but I did my best to break it down. :-P

  19. The truth is not every movie needs to be in 3d. 3d prescription eyeglasses 3d tvs its all not necessary. it just gets too expansive. i think a lot has to do with the recession so the studios can make up for any money they might be losing

  20. i’m not a big fan of 3D, I think it ruins the movie! I’m really looking forward to seeing Iron Man cause I love Robert Downey Jr. He is the man! I’m also really looking forward to Sherlock Holmes, despite all the controversy around it.

    You guys might like this – – new online game released for the movie. Sick graphics!

  21. @Ella B…

    Thanks for posting the link to the game.
    Very cool, indeed! :)

  22. @ Ken J

    Why should everyone else be 3D band wagoners? But 3D has gotten old. And no Im not one of these alleged people who want others to have to “suffer” 2D films. I just dont want to see it become the norm, because I dont see the 3D portions while wearing 3D glasses. Now when they start doing some true VR stuff or some stuff like the Holo Dec on Star Trek then that will be worth something to pay the price to experience. Til then Im just glad to see some one not be a bandwagoner kinda like A Jolie bandwagoners.

  23. I don’t know why people keep complaining about 3D, I love it, but for those that don’t, the studios always release regular and 3D versions. Hell, even AVATAR, wich is the movie set up as the bechmark for 3D is out in regular format for those opposed to wearing glasses.
    So having it in 3D won’t affect your viewing pleasure in the least, but I do suspect that if and when given the option most will head for the 3D line cause in the bottom of your heart you know it’s best

  24. @ foxtrot

    no its not.

  25. I love 3D. No one is forced to see it in this format, but it’s nice that it’s available to those, like myself, who do enjoy it.

    It’s the same with seeing Dark Knight in IMAX, I figure a TV viewing will never be able to duplicate the experience so I might as well enjoy it in theaters. Bolt, Monsters Vs Aliens and Avatar were all great in 3D. A superhero flick would fit 3D like a glove.

  26. @SIN

    Again, one extreme to another. Why is it that because I said I don’t see why people HATE 3D that all of a sudden means I’m saying we all need to LOVE 3D? All I’m saying is that there’s really no reason to be so passionate against 3D movies since they are shown in 2D as well. Just because YOU don’t like 3D doesn’t mean nobody else should have that OPTION. Just the same, just because *I* like 3D doesn’t mean I think everyone else should be forced to watch all movies in 3D. So I never claimed that everyone needs to be on the 3D bandwagon, but if by changing what I said to that extreme makes it easier for you to come up with a rebuttal, then fine, put up the strawman as much as you want. My point remains the same regardless. :-)

  27. It is impossible to convert a 2D movie into a 3D movie. You could probably “fake” it by simulating an offset image based on the original image in order to give some sort of 3D effect but it will not look 3D it will just look weird. The only way to convert it to 3D would mean basically redo the entire movie on a computer and render it for 3D, however that won't actually be a movie anymore it would be a 3D animation film with actor voices. So if Iron Man 2 was not filmed in 3D to start with, then NO it will NEVER be in 3D in theaters no matter what you hear and from who.

  28. but when I watched the movie I got the feeling that certain scenes were ment to be 3D. I won’t spoil, but they were more “first-person” that usual.

  29. It’s just a movie get a life