avatar sequels underwater motion capture

Avatar 2 will finally hit movie theaters in 2020, 11 years after the first Avatar was released in 2009 and three years after the great SNL sketch poking fun at Avatar‘s font. The primary reason for the decade-long delay? The technology required to film director James Cameron‘s ambitious vision of a world submerged in water didn’t quite exist yet. So they invented it.

Cameron had been hinting for years about his grand plan to set the Avatar sequels primarily underwater, and shoot them using underwater motion-capture technology — but no one quite believed him until shooting for all four (!) sequels finally went underway this fall. Now that Cameron is in the full swing of production for Avatars 2 and 3, he can give us the scoop on what it’s like to shoot with this newfangled technology. Long story short: it’s really hard.

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Suicide Squad Extended Cut Trailer - Jared Leto

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Jared Leto talks more about Tron 3 and whether he’ll appear in Suicide Squad 2
  • Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard explains his desires for It: Chapter Two
  • Blade Runner 2049‘s director talks about the film’s marketing campaign
  • Watch the kids from the Avatar sequels hang out at Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • And More!

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Avatar sequels

As James Cameron continues onward with production for his four Avatar sequels, the cast has slowly been taking shape. Now another actor who appeared in the first film has been confirmed as returning for all four films. Giovanni Ribisi will reprise his role as Parker Selfridge. The latest Avatar sequel casting news awaits you below.

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Kate Winslet in Avatar Sequels

It’s been 20 years since James Cameron made one of the biggest blockbuster dramas of all time. Titanic told the tragedy of the cruise liner that sunk in the freezing Atlantic Ocean on April 14, 1912, all through the eyes of two forbidden lovers played by then-rising stars Kate Winlset and Leonardo DiCaprio. Now one of the Best Picture winner’s stars is heading to a far away world to reunite with James Cameron.

All of the Avatar sequels are now in production (along with the three other sequels that will follow over the next eight years), and Kate Winslet has been confirmed have a role in the anticipated sci-fi follow-ups . Find out more about casting Kate Winslet in Avatar sequels below. Read More »

The Avatar sequels first look

Update: The young actors and their character names have now been revealed. Our original article follows, with the new info at the bottom of the piece.

Looks like Jake and Neytiri have been busy on Pandora. A new photo has surfaced from James Cameron‘s long-delayed Avatar 2 that gives us our first look at the child actors who portray the Na’vi children of Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana’s characters from the 2009 original, as well as some members of a separate Na’vi clan and lone human boy born on the moon’s military complex. Check out the full photo and get a few more details below.
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avatar sequel budget

Bless James Cameron‘s heart – he’s determined now more than ever to make those multiple Avatar sequels that no one is likely looking forward to. While the first film was undeniably a box office juggernaut, taking in $2.788 billion, people aren’t exactly chomping at the bit for a sequel. But James Cameron soldiers on, shooting four consecutive Avatar sequels at once with a whopper of a price tag. Read more about the Avatar sequel budget below.

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avatar 2 begins shooting

Eight years after the first Avatar flew into theaters, Avatar 2 is finally beginning production.

James Cameron‘s much-anticipated sci-fi sequel begins shooting this week, after pre-production of the film began in Australia back in the spring.

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Split Honest Trailer

In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Author Meg Cabot on hoping The Princess Diaries 3 would honor the late Gary Marshall.
  • Karl Urban is ready to play Bones again whenever he gets the call.
  • M. Night Shyamalan is looking to some of the best for inspiration for Glass.
  • Weta has begun work on Avatar 2.
  • And more!

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CCH Pounder Avatar 2

Remember the character Mo’at from James Cameron‘s Avatar? Of course you do! It’s Mo’at! You know, that one character…who does that thing…Okay, so I don’t remember Mo’at at all. But maybe some super fans will recall that Mo’at is a Na’vi spiritual leader and the mother of Zoe Saldana’s character, Neytiri.

Why does this matter? Because Mo’at is back, baby. Cameron has hired actress CCH Pounder to reprise her role in Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5.
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four avatar sequels

Four sequels to a film that came out in theaters eight years ago may seem excessive, but Avatar star Sigourney Weaver promises that there’s a reason for that.

Weaver continues her role as the franchise’s biggest spokeswoman, previously confirming the sequels’ production dates, and now going into some details of the second, third, fourth, and fifth Avatar films.

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