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.
While Zoe Saldana obviously can't give us any story details at this time, she does offer a shooting schedule, and confirms the location for the production, which will require full-time Motion Capture.
"James Cameron is still working on the final drafts of the script and then everyone in the cast will get the call. We're going to be shooting mainly in Los Angeles and that will make things easier for me since I live there. Because we're doing the sequels back-to-back and it's going to take at least eight or nine months or more to finish the (three) films."
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.