Sony Pictures has just officially announced that the new Spider-Man reboot will be in 3D. While rumors have been spreading for the past month saying that this might be a possibility, we’ve not yet had actual confirmation of it happening.

With Sony setting a release date of July 12, 2012 for the new Marc Webb directed Spidey, they have the ability to freely choose whether to use 3D cameras (like Avatar) or to convert it in post-production (like Alice in Wonderland). Well, we now know it will be coming to theaters in 3D.

Here’s the press release:

CULVER CITY, Calif., February 10, 2010 – Spider-Man will swing into theaters worldwide in 3D beginning July 3, 2012, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing & Distribution. The new film which is still untitled will begin production later this year directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Commenting on the announcement, Blake said, “Spider-Man is the ultimate summer movie-going experience, and we’re thrilled the filmmakers are presenting the next installment in 3D. Spider-Man is one of the most popular characters in the world, and we know audiences are eager and excited to discover Marc’s fantastic vision for Peter Parker and the franchise.”

I know that everyone weary about everything now being made in 3D and I’m definitely not that pumped about the idea for the next Spider-Man. Sure, it’s great that they have the option to do it, but that doesn’t mean we have to have it. Still, I’m sure that Sony Pictures  will find an interesting way to use it and with 500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb behind the camera, I trust him.

So, who’s going to break the news to James Vanderbilt that he has to go through his draft and put in a bunch of “…and Spider-Man shoots his web into the camera.” (You know it’s going to happen.)

Are you excited about Spider-Man taking to 3D? Should all superhero films be presented that way?

The now untitled Spider-Man reboot is set to hit theaters July 12, 2012.

Source: Deadline