Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing & Distribution, has announced that the next Spider-Man film will be released in 3D. The studio is aiming for a July 3, 2012 release date. The new film, which is still untitled, will begin production later this year directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt.
In the meantime, it would seem Webb is earning his keep as he’s already met with the Avatar team to discuss 3D filming. Avatar producer Jon Landau told MTV that last week himself and James Cameron met with Webb.
“Last [week] we met the director of [the next ‘Spider-Man’ film],” Landau said. “[Webb] wants to do the next one in 3D, which they’ve announced that they want to do. So, we want to try to support that as much as possible.”
Landau added that both he and Cameron have a firm belief that filmmakers should know if their film will be in 3-D before they shoot — not at some later date.
“Other movies are turning to it now, some of which I agree with, some of which I don’t agree with. Clash of The Titans is coming out in 3-D; they’re converting it very hastily into 3-D. I’m not in favor if that,” Landau explained, saying he and Cameron much prefer what Spider-Man is doing. “If you want to shoot a 3-D movie, shoot it in 3-D.”