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You Vote: Should Marvel's Films be in 3D?

One of the reasons why Iron Man 2 didn't beat The Dark Knight's box office record was probably because the film wasn't available in 3D formats – making it the first huge blockbuster of 2010 to not come equipped with a 3D version. Speaking with the LA Times, Marvel's Kevin Feige admits they tossed around the idea of presenting Iron Man 2 in 3D, but the schedule just wouldn't allow it – and after Clash of the Titans was criticized for rushing its 3D conversion, Paramount and Marvel backed off the idea of converting Iron Man 2 as well.

Captain America

However, that's certainly not going to stop them from delivering their next films in 3D. While Thor is already in production -- and not shooting with 3D cameras – Feige notes that there's a chance they may convert Thor to 3D after the fact if they like what they see. Meanwhile, it's looking like the first Marvel film to be shot with 3D cameras may, in fact, be Captain America: The First Avenger, which doesn't begin filming till this summer. And if Captain America doesn't get shot in 3D, then one should expect The Avengers (which is perhaps Marvel's biggest film) to go the 3D route right from the start.
Aside from making a whole lot more money at the box office, are there any other benefits to shooting these films in 3D? Considering most of Captain America will take place during World War II, it may almost feel weird to watch a period film in 3D, don't you think? Granted, I'm sure some of the action sequences will look fantastic – and knowing they're shooting with 3D cameras means they can work the 3D into the script – but is it really necessary for a Marvel superhero film? Would Iron Man 2 have been more enjoyable if it was in 3D? I don't think so, but maybe you do.
What do you think? Sound off below and let us know whether you'd like to see all of Marvel's films from now on in 3D.

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