This second sequel will further explore the relationship between the Na'vi and the humans that have interrupted their peaceful existence. It will most likely be shot back-to-back with the second film in the series.
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
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.
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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