Jonathan Liebesman dropped a few bombs in his interview with Cinematical (sadly, none were of the “F” variety.) Rorie discussed his possible lapse lingua about a 3D re-release of Inception, but we figure that the notion of him also being so committed to adding another dimension to Wrath of the Titans warrants some discussion in itself. The 3D conversion of Clash of the Titans was certainly the most reviled case of post-conversion outside of maybe the Last Airbender, but Liebesman insists they're doing it right this time by taking an "in-between" approach.
He chalks Clash 3D’s poor reception up to the post conversion being a last minute decision and says he’ll be having consultants on set to ensure he’s shooting, editing and framing properly for 3D. Seemingly in the face of that, he explains that he's doing this over actually shooting in 3D because he wants to preserve a filmic grain to match the grittier tone he’s envisioning.
I figure this question’s going to be the give and take for every tentpole spectacle from here on out (or until this fad ever fades out of vogue.) I specifically remembers Joe Johnston explaining that his choice between shooting Captain America in 3D and converting it came down to budget considerations. He ultimately opted for post-conversion because 3D camera rental prices would’ve actually taken away from the cash he would’ve rather spent on little things like sets and vehicles and so on.
3D is today's gristle for the grind, of course. I’m pretty indifferent to it, myself. Tron: Legacy was maybe the only worthwhile use of it for me, and I’ll always opt for a cheaper 2D show. Although, I’m curious… how many of you are actually getting that choice? I’ve been hearing that a lot of theaters are actually only showing the pricier 3D versions.