The sequel to ‘Avatar’ has been in production for like forever, seems like, but there have however been circumstances leading where we are today.
First of all, there are currently FOUR(!) sequels in works AND, duh…, Corona.
‘Avatar 2’ is now expected to arrive late 2022 and will explore Jake Sully’s new family, new cultures and the great seas of Pandora.
We get a first look at ‘the crabsuit’, one of the vehicles that we will see in the sequels.
In need for more? Here’s more concept, released earlier this year.
Jon Landau is the producer helming the production of the ‘Avatar’- sequels. He has been working under James Cameron’s (writer and director) supervision in the past with: ‘Titanic’, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ and the first ‘Avatar’ film.
The production for the upcoming films of the franchise (there will be FOUR more!) has been put on hold because of the virus around the world, but the same Jon has published an Instagram post that reveals it will resume next week.
Here’s the announcement:
‘Avatar 2’ was firstly announced for a 2018- release, got pushed back, aimed for a 2020- premiere and now we do hope we’ll get it next December (2021), as planned at the moment.
Who wish to return to Pandora soon?
The following concept pictures for ‘Avatar 2’ were shown by James Cameron yesterday in Los Angeles at the ongoing CES 2020- event.
Avatar 2 has just wraped up production and is set for a December 17th 2021 release.
There is however more to come, as there are plans for three more films in the franchise slated to premiere in theaters 2023, 2025 and 2027. Holidays openings is a qualified guess.
[Source: http://www.darkhorizons.com/avatar-2-concept-art-shown-at-ces/ ]
AVATAR 2 has wraped up production.
This is a photo of the aft well deck section of the Sea Dragon, a massive mothership that carries an array of other sea-going craft in the sequels.
Source: Twitter (@officialavatar)
James Cameron is the mastermind behind the wonderful world of Pandora. The original movie premiered ten years ago and was the highest grossing film of all-time until recently, when Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame dethroned it.
The project has been in work for a while and the latest info speculates about a December 2021 release. There are 3 more planned (taking the total of the franchise up to 5 movies).
James Cameron is known for pushing the tech- boundaries. Latest that happened was Avatar, the mpovie that made 3D technology mainstream. He wants to continue on that path and revealed to Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers that he’s pushing for glasses-free 3D.
“I’m going to push.,” said Cameron, who was accepting an honorary membership to the Society. “Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range and high frame rates — the things we are working toward. I’m still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen — with no glasses. We’ll get there.”
Cameron went on to tell THR that he’s working on “HDR, 4K for native stereo reduction, all the plethora of things we can do with CG that we couldn’t do or were so difficult. I’m going to need a lot of water [simulations], dynamics sims. And merging water, air, fire, all that sort of stuff together into complex simulations is going to be essential for the Avatar films.”
There are four Avatar sequels announced and the first one is on a slate for a 2018 release. Given the fact that it was pushed back a couple of times, I wouldn’t be surprised if the release date will change once more. Still, I want to revisit Pandora.
Avatar will have four more sequels kicking off in 2018 (Avatar 2 is due Christmas 2018, Avatar 3 is due Christmas 2020, Avatar 4 is due Christmas 2022, Avatar 5 is due Christmas 2023). The official Avatar Facebook also posted an updated logo:
“At the 20th Century Fox panel at CinemaCon 2016, director James Cameron took the stage, and as he has at other events for the past several years, started talking about Avatar.
The director announced there will now be four sequels in the Avatar franchise, instead of the previously announced three.
“The stuff that’s been developed is really far beyond the first film,” Cameron said of the work they’ve been doing to prep for Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5.
The new release dates for the films are still planned for Christmas-time releases, now for 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023. The films will each standalone, but also connect in the larger world.”
Text quoted from: http://comicbook.com/2016/04/14/james-cameron-announces-avatar-will-get-4-sequels/
“Christmas of ’17 is the target,” Cameron confirmed of the expected release of Avatar 2. “At least, that’s what we’ve announced. But I don’t consider that to be as important as the fact that when we get all three films done, we drop them a year apart. I call it a meta-narrative that runs across the three movies. Each film stands alone, but it also tells one much larger story. We have design more or less finished, which is an enormous task. It’s been about a two-year task. (We’ve finished) all the creatures and the landscapes, and the new worlds within the world of Pandora that you see. The writing is ongoing, but almost finished. Technical development is done. Stages are done. Infrastructure. So we’re really poised to start after the first of the year.
Avatar 2 has been pushed back to late 2017, one year behind the initialy targeted release.
It seems thaat there will be 3 sequels to the original ‘Avatar‘, with each one of them premiering each year after 2017, and that they all are shooted at the same time.