Those looking forward to Batman 3D may have to dress up in their living rooms to see anything resembling the third dimension, as cinematographer Wally Pfister, who shot both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, recently told Cinematical that Batman 3 likely won’t be shot in 3D.
“What Chris and I have talked about is doing something cool and something interesting,” Pfister said. “Brad Bird was [saying] ‘you’ve got to shoot the whole thing in IMAX!’ I was like, yeah, I’ve talked to Chris about that.”
In regards to shooting with wielding IMAX cameras, he added:
“I did it for one shot of The Dark Knight because he said, you have to say you did it, and literally I had this strapped to my shoulder and I was carrying it. But I think Chris is game for doing something interesting like that, Lord knows that the 3-D fad might pass by the time that summer comes around.”
“But I know one thing about the film that Chris is adamant about is that he wants to shoot on film. He doesn’t want to shoot on video, and I’m the same way.”
Batman 3 explodes onto theaters in 2012 and stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan. In other words, it won’t need 3D to rock.