–Plus New THOR Picture–
The L.A. Times confirmed that Marvel Studios’ THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA will both be released — but NOT shot in 3-D, using the contraversial post-production conversion process.
THOR director Kenneth Branagh justified the descision.
“It’s another draft of the story that can reveal itself in a different way. I had a healthy degree of skepticism up front … I’ve become somebody extremely excited about working with possibilities of doing it this way.”
Also confirmed is that THOR will take place both in Asgard and in a town in New Mexico where Thor (Christopher Hemsworth) will be exiled by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins).
In the photo below are Hemsworth as Thor, Hopkins as Odin, and Tom Hiddleston as Loki. None are wearing their iconic helmets, leading me to suspect we might only see those in battle scenes.
THOR is due in theaters May 6th, 2011.
The article also revealed that CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER director Joe Johnston did in fact shoot a day of tests with 3-D camera rigs, only to reject the equipment as too cumberson and limiting in terms of filmmaking.
Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige said that the conversion of the films will be pleasing, especially as all the effects were planned for and will be executed in 3-D.