23 Apr 2009
The short answer: yes. The better question: will it be? That one's a little harder to say for sure... But in a recent interview with Forbes, Sony Pictures heads Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton seem to think Spider-Man 4 in 3D is a distinct possibility.
When asked whether she thought 3D was the future of the film industry, Pascal replied "For sure. You're not going to see a lot of animated movies that aren't in 3-D any more. I think Jeffrey Katzenberg preached that and he was right."
As for live-action, Pascal pointed to James Cameron's Avatar as a potential watershed moment: "It's going to change the way you consume entertainment. I don't know that [3D] will ever be the way you see dramas, but I can't say anymore that it won't be."
And that's why when asked if they were considering 3D for Spider-Man 4, Pascal replied, "Could be." If it is, Lynton explained it'll come down to a matter of - what else? - money: "People are paying a premium to see movies in 3-D and that's a very big deal. It's never been done before that someone says you have to pay more to see Spider-Man than a romantic comedy."
So, would you pay a premium price to see Spider-Man 4 in 3D? Or would you prefer Sam Raimi and the gang stick to coming up with a good story first and worry about 3D later? Let us hear it below.