This sequel will further explore the relationship between the Na'vi and the humans that have interrupted their peaceful existence.
This year is shaping up to be a big one for 20th Century Fox, with the release of highly-anticipated superhero movies such as Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse. This year will also be huge for the studio as a number of other big projects starts production. Today we have start dates for three of the studio's biggest movies, Wolverine 3, Avatar 2 and Alien: Covenant. All three of these movies start filming in April, albeit in different locations around the globe, according to My Entertainment World.
Wolverine 3 is reportedly set to start filming on April 25 in New Orleans and Mexico. Star Hugh Jackman revealed last week that the script was finished, although he wouldn't say exactly when production will get started. The actor is currently the only confirmed cast member at this time, but it is believed that Patrick Stewart will also be back as Professor X. No story details have been confirmed yet. James Mangold (The Wolverine) is directing Wolverine 3 from a script by Michael Green, who is also writing the Untitled Blade Runner Project and 20th Century Fox's Alien: Covenant.Read More
Earlier this week, Disney and LucasFilm announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII has been pushed from a May 26, 2017 release date to December 15, 2017. The announcement meant that the highly-anticipated sequel would go up against Warner Bros.' Ready Player One, but it was also widely well-known that 20th Century Fox's Avatar 2 was set to hit theaters at some time in December 2017. The Wrap reports that the long-awaited Avatar 2 will not be ready in time for its tentatively-planned December 2017 release date, although no specific release date has been given.
Production on Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 is scheduled to take place simultaneously later this year, but it isn't exactly known if the actual production schedule has been delayed. 20th Century Fox had originally planned on Avatar 2 hitting theaters by the end of this year, but that was ultimately delayed, with director James Cameron intending to shoot all three sequels simultaneously at the end of this year. Avatar 2 was then scheduled to hit theaters sometime in December 2017, but now the studio claims that it had never officially set a release date for this long-awaited follow-up.Read More
There are a lot of headlines screaming that director James Cameron has confirmed a Christmas 2017 release date for Avatar 2, the sequel to the biggest movie of all time, Avatar, which released in 2009. But that isn't true. He says that's the goal right now, but he doesn't think the release date is important at all. What is important is that the next three sequels release back-to-back. And that each of these sequels, which will include Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4, stand alone to tell one massive story.
The Avatar sequels are being produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau through their Lightstorm Entertainment. The sequels are currently being written by James Cameron along with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman, and Shane Salerno. While Avatar 2 has been announced as a 2017 Christmas release, it should be noted that the original Avatar was delayed by years, as was the blockbuster hit Titanic. Not hitting a proposed release date is kind of James Cameron's thing. And most suspect that the same will happen here. Avatar 2 was originally set to be released in 2013, which was pushed to 2015, and 2016 respectively. No one will blink if it gets pushed to 2018. Except maybe 20th Century Fox, who are in desperate need of a hit franchise.Read More
We reported back in 2014 that Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 will shoot simultaneously between eight to nine months. It isn't known when production will actually begin yet, but 20th Century Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos promised fans this summer that these sequels will not be delayed again. What remains to be seen is if Avatar 2 can surpass the original Avatar at the box office, which still holds the all-time records for highest domestic ($760.5 million) and worldwide ($2.7 billion) grosses. Do you think Avatar 2 has a chance at breaking Avatar's box office record?
Avatar 2 comes to theaters November 2017.Read More
We're still three Christmases away from seeing Avatar 2 hit the big screen. In that time, we'll get three brand new Star Wars movies. Hard to imagine, right? Producer Jon Landau knows there is a long road to go before we even get our first sneak peek at set photos or any kind of footage. But he wants to remind us all that the sequel is still on the way. And he does that by sharing some not-quite-finished concept art. The Na'vi are returning soon. But is this Zoe Saldana's Neytiri? We're not sure.
The concept sketch arrived with no other information than the fact that it is from Avatar 2. The producer unveiled this first look on is personal Twitter. While the art in question resembles Zoe Saldana's Na'vi character, it could be our first look at a brand new chacter we have yet to meet in this sci-fi franchise.Read More
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