While recent report suggested that "Iron Man 2" is being considered to be converted into Digital 3-D, director Jon Favreau has said that it is unlikely to see this "Iron Man" in the 3-D format. Hot on the heels of the 3-D speculation, MTV has brought up into attention the filmmaker's previous comment on the matter.
"I talked to Marvel after I'd seen [Cameron's footage] about doing 'Iron Man ' in 3-D," the director stated. "I was hoping to get a shot at doing it this time around, but it didn't work out that way." He added, "There are a few drawbacks to it at this point - there's more cost involved, and it also forces you to shoot digitally."
"My cinematographer [Matthew Libatique] really likes film, and 'Iron Man' had a certain look because it was film," Favreau furthermore elaborated. Although putting off hopes of 3-D treatment, he left open the possibility of seeing the movie in IMAX. "[I like the idea of] either shooting in the IMAX format, or blowing it up to IMAX," he shared.
Hours earlier, Ain't It Cool News reported that a minute of the "Iron Man" sequel is being converted to 3-D as a demo. The site claimed that the one minute footage "is totally like Kim Basinger & Mickey Rourke in 9 1/2 WEEKS." It further stated that Marvel, Paramount and Disney "are fishing for bids with 3 different companies to see what the cost and time it would take to convert IRON MAN 2 to a complete 3D film."
"Iron Man 2" stars once again Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Don Cheadle will take on Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes in place of Terrence Howard, while Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson are in supporting roles. The script of this superhero film is written by Justin Theroux, and the movie is set to hit U.S. theaters on May 7, 2010.