Batman 3 Probably Won't Be In 3D

By Eric Eisenberg 2010-04-21 11:56:24discussion comments
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If you haven't already heard about it, there is an experiment currently happening in the film industry. Called "3D," filmmakers have begun using digital cameras that allows actors and actresses on screen to reach out and pickpocket the audience. Since James Cameron's Avatar, directors such as Bryan Singer, Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Jackson have all come out in support of the technology. But what about directors who recognize 3D as a fad? Enter Christopher Nolan.

Both Cinematical and AICN recently gathered quotes from The Dark Knight and regular Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister about the possibility of the third Batman movie will be filmed in 3D. The short answer? Don't expect Batman's cape to be whipping you in the face anytime soon. When asked about the new technology if reference to the caped crusader, Pfister responded that both he and Nolan are "'devotees' of film" with a shared disinterest in the new dimension. He then went on to call 3D a distraction that's "great for like amusement park rides like the 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids' ride at Disneyland," and said that the "fad might pass by the time that summer comes around."

Harsh (but true) words from a great director of photography. The interview also suggests that he would be open to shooting the entire film in IMAX, but he also seemed fairly non-committal to the idea. There always remains the possibility that Warner Bros. will try and pressure the director into using 3D, but considering the second Batman film made $533 million without the additional cost of glasses and the fact that Nolan has essentially been put in charge of the DC Comics wing, it doesn't seem very likely.
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