[..] learned today via Stark Industries RU that The Wolverine will be post-converted into 3D, marking the first time Twentieth Century Fox has embraced the money-making format for one of their Marvel films. X-Men: First Class, despite releasing against Green Lantern, Captain America and Thor which all came in 3D last summer, did not come in 3D itself. Much of that was due to the highly rushed nature of the prequel’s production but Fox won’t miss that opportunity going forward.
For a film seemingly dark in visuals from the imagery and set photos made publicly available so far, and the fact that the film wasn’t shot in native 3D, there will justifiably be plenty of skepticism behind this decision by the studio, especially considering Mangold’s emphasis on reducing reliance on CG effects – the type of effects that actually are easy to post-convert and would benefit the most from the process.
The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold off of Mark Bomback and Christopher McQuarrie’s screenplay. It stars Hugh Jackman, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rila Fukushima.
The Wolverine hits theaters July 26, 2013. X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on July 18th, 2014.