Super 8 Will NOT Be In 3D

Thank god!

I don't know how some of you guys feel about the wave of 3D movies that are coming out right now, but personally I think they are all terrible. Not necessarily the movies themselves, but the tech behind the 3D aspect of it. "Avatar" was decent, but only because it was shot using special 3D cameras and it was planned to be 3D from the very beginning. Most of these other movies like "Clash of the Titans", "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Last Airbender" were not shot using the 3D format, but rather converted to 3D after the fact in a computer... and it shows. But either way we can rest easy at night knowing that J.J. Abrams will not fall into the Hollywood fad trap and convert "Super 8" to 3D.

This information all came from the panel he was a part of last night at Comic-Con with Joss Whedon (who officially announced he'll be directing The Avengers). There wasn't really any other juicy information that we could use to help us out in the viral marketing or about the movie at all really. He talked about it being an homage to Spielberg and his work and talked about how he pitched it to him, but really the only things he said about the movie were that it would not be in 3D, they haven't started casting yet and not a single piece of film has been shot outside of the trailer footage (shooting starts in September). So everything is still a big mystery that we're sure not to solve anytime soon.

I'll admit, I'm a little disappointed. I was hoping for at least a poster or something to leak like Cloverfield's poster did a couple years ago at Comic-Con, but there's still a lot of time between now and when the movie is supposed to come out so I'll just have to be patient. You can check out Cinematical's write up on the panel if you want to get a little more information about what he actual said and stuff like that. It's a quick read and is kind of interesting.

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