Yesterday, we brought you a thrilling new TV spot for this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and now more news has emerged about the highly anticipated Marvel blockbuster. Director James Gunn (Slither), always a vocal presence on social media, has been busily working away on the IMAX 3D cut of the film, and his recent comments on Facebook should get both comic-book aficionados and general film buffs excited about Guardians of the Galaxy.
According to Gunn’s recent Facebook post, Guardians of the Galaxy will change aspect ratios throughout its runtime, which will contribute to a more immersive experience for filmgoers (provided he does the job smoothly and doesn’t make the changes totally jarring).
Check out his words below:
Just got out of working on the Guardians cut for IMAX 3D and I’m unbelievably excited about it. Guardians of the Galaxy has been planned as a 3D film from its very inception. Yes, if you see the film in 2D, you’ll get a full experience. But the 3D experience promises a little something extra. Unlike many directors, I’ve been actively involved with converting every shot to 3D, making sure it works perfectly for the story and the film, making sure it’s spectacular and immersive without being silly, distracting, or overly showy. 3D conversion was once far inferior to shooting in 3D, but over the past couple years new technology has allowed us incredible control over the 3D effects, making it equal to or in some cases greater than shooting in 3D.
As an EXTRA benefit for those who see the film in IMAX 3D, we will be changing aspect ratios throughout the film in a way that makes the experience even fuller and more encompassing. I’ve personally chosen all the places where the changes occur and, again, I love how it’s coming along. The changing aspect ratios in this case are actually a part of the storytelling.
Just wanted to share some of this stuff with you guys since I haven’t had a chance to talk about the 3D much. Hope you’re all having a great day. Hi!
Gunn is clearly passionate about filmmaking, so it’s likely that he did a thorough job with the aspect ratio transitions. His claims that the changing ratios are “part of the storytelling” are particularly intriguing. We’ll be counting down the days until August 1st, when Guardians of the Galaxy opens and we can see all of Gunn’s hard work pay off.