More 3D Buzz For ‘Iron Man 2′ And ‘Iron Man 3′

Moviemaking in 3D continues to gain steam, but the upcoming slate of comic book movies has been conspicuously absent from the conversation—except for the “Iron Man” films, that is.

Just after Comic-Con, we spoke with “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau about the likelihood of seeing Marvel’s (*ahem* Disney’s?) Armored Avenger blasting villains with three-dimensional repulsor rays. At the time, Favreau said he wasn’t able to film “Iron Man 2″ in 3D, but a report on AICN today has the studio contemplating a complete conversion of the film.

According to the report, the studio has not only created a demo of “Iron Man 2″ footage in 3D, but they’re shopping for bids on the conversion process, and considering a reissue of “Iron Man” in 3D ahead of the sequel’s release.

When we spoke to Favreau about the possibility of a 3d “Iron Man 2″ (or “Iron Man 3″), here’s what he had to say:

“I talked to Marvel after I’d seen [Cameron’s footage] about doing ’Iron Man [2]’ in 3-D,” said Favreau back in July. “I was hoping to get a shot at doing it this time around, but it didn’t work out that way. … 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.”

Of course, if we don’t get a 3D “Iron Man 2,” there’s always the chance for IMAX—a very good chance, if Favreau has his way.

“[I like the idea of] either shooting in the IMAX format, or blowing it up to IMAX,” he told MTV News later in the same interview.

Keep it locked to Splash Page for more “Iron Man 2″ news as it develops.

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