Last we heard, director Joss Whedon had promised there would be no 3D release of The Avengers. Things have apparently changed. It’s now being reported that The Avengers will in fact have a 3D release as well as its 2D release.
Whedon says that the 3D aspect will not be obnoxious. “There definitely are movies that shouldn’t be in 3D. The Avengers isn’t obnoxiously 3D. There’s no, ‘Oh look, we’re going to spend 20 minutes going through this tunnel because it’s in 3D!’ And no one is pointing at the screen the entire time. But it’s an action movie. Things tend to hurtle toward the screen anyway.”
The Avengers is on tap for a May 4th, 2012 release.