It’s official: The hammer of Thor and the shield of Captain America will fly straight at moviegoers in 3-D. On Saturday, July 24th, Marvel Studios will showcase the final studio presentation at Comic-Con’s biggest room, Hall H, and “Thor” director Kenneth Branagh will use that climactic slot not just to introduce some of his cast (a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins) but also to persuade skeptical fans that 3-D will add new dimensions to the 2011 blockbuster, and not just in the obvious way.
“Thor” will be the first Marvel film in 3-D. The second will be “Captain America: The First Avenger” due July 22, 2011.
Marvel is planning on dropping additional bombshell announcements in San Diego about “The Avengers,” the 2012 film that, reportedly, will be directed by Joss Whedon. The creative force behind “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” will get a long, loud cheer if he is indeed introduced during the panel.