This sequel will further explore the relationship between the Na'vi and the humans that have interrupted their peaceful existence.
This year kicked off with the disappointing news that James Cameron had delayed Avatar 2. It was supposed to come out November 2016, but instead was given a new Christmas 2017 release date. 20th Century Fox chairman-CEO Jim Gianopulos promises this won't happen again, and that we will for sure get to see the follow-up to 2009's Avatar in a little over two years.
The Fox CEO doesn't seem to have a problem with James Cameron's delay. The director is notorious for stalling projects to get them just right, with both Titanic and the original Avatar arriving much later than expected. But it has paid off, as both of his previous films have gone on to become some of the biggest box office blockbuster hits of all time. The original plan was to shoot Avatar 2 in late 2013 for a 2015 release date. That kept getting pushed back, as the films expended into Avatar 3 and Avatar 4. It was said that all three movies would shoot back-to-back starting in 2014 for a 2016 release date, but that also never happen. At this time, the screenplays are still being finalized.Read More
As long expect, we won't be getting the first Avatar sequel on its originally scheduled release date as promised. Due to the ambitious nature of the project, director James Cameron has pushed the movie back by a year, so that additional work can be done on the screenplay. We were supposed to see Avatar 2 hit screens Christmas 2016. Now, we won't see it until December of 2017, which sets up Avatar 3 for 2018 and Avatar 4 for 2019.
James Cameron spoke from New Zealand, where he shot the original Avatar, and plans to shoot the sequels as well. 20th Century Fox is reportedly giving the director more time due to the amount of money they are pouring into the project. The hope is that James Cameron has the same game-changing impact that Peter Jackson did when he shot three Lord of the Rings and Hobbit sequels back-to-back.Read More
Avatar 4 comes to theaters November 2019.Read More
Director Peter Jackson helped push the envelope of frame rate technology by presenting The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in the high frame rate (HFR) of 48 frames per second, double the industry standard of 24 FPS. Now it seems filmmaker James Cameron may go even further with his upcoming Avatar sequels, Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 by filming at 120 frames per second.
Would you like to see the Avatar sequels shot at 120 frames per second? Chime in with your thoughts below.Read More
Buried within a recent Variety profile on 20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, Avatar director James Cameron offered a brief update on the sequels Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4.
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang are confirmed to reprise their roles from Avatar, although no other cast members have been set at this time. James Cameron is directing and co-writing the scripts of each sequel with Josh Friedman (Avatar 2), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Avatar 3) and Shane Salerno (Avatar 4).Read More
Avatar is still the number one movie of all time, which has allowed James Cameron to shoot not one, but three sequels all back-to-back. These movies will bring back the original's leading lady, Zoe Saldana. And while she's trading blue skin for green in this weekend's Guardians of the Galaxy, she will be heading back to Pandora soon enough. She took a break from talking about her Marvel Phase Two adventure to discuss going back to work for director James Cameron.
If all goes according to plan, Avatar 2 will be in theaters November 2016, with Avatar 3 arriving in December 2017, and Avatar 4 coming November 2018. All three screenplays are currently in the finishing stages, with shooting scheduled to begin later this year, followed by a year of post-production on the first sequel.Read More
Ever since Avatar broke box office records during its theatrical release, fans have been looking forward to a follow-up for this adventure set in the fictional world of Pandora. Instead of one sequel, we're getting three, with Avatar 2 set for release in December 2016, followed by Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 in 2017 and 2018, all of which will be shot simultaneously. Director James Cameron made an appearance at the Hero Complex Film Festival over the weekend, where he explained the "parallel process" of writing all three scripts at the same time, with co-writers Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), the writing team of Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Shane Salerno (Savages) for these highly-anticipated follow-ups. Take a look at what he had to say about this unique writing process, which he compared to a television show's writers room."We tried an experiment. We set ourselves a challenge of writing three films at the same time. And I could certainly write any one of them but to write three in some reasonable amount of time - we wanted to shoot them together so we couldn't start one until all three scripts were done and approved. So I knew I was going to have to "parallel process" which meant I would have to work with other writers. And the best experience I had working with other writers was in television when I did Dark Angel. The television room is a highly collaborative, fun experience.
So we put together three teams, one for each script. The teams consist of me and another writer on each one of the three [films]. So I'm across all the films and then each one of them would have their own individual script they were responsible for. But what we did that was unique was we sat in the writing room for five months, eight hours a day, and we worked out every beat of the story across all three films so it all connects as one, sort of, three film saga. And I didn't tell them which one was going to be there's individually to write until the last day. So everyone was equally invested, story wise, in all three films.Read More