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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I learned a long time ago to think twice before doubting James Cameron. When everyone in Hollywood thought he was in the midst of an over-budgeted disaster, Cameron delivered what became the highest grossing movie of all time. The fact that the previous sentence could be referring to either Titanic or Avatar and be equally accurate is absolutely nuts, and while I’ve made my fair share of jokes about the upcoming Avatar sequels never getting off the ground, we now know exactly when Cameron will be diving back into the alien world of Pandora to begin filming.

Plus, each of the sequels are now being described as “stand-alone” stories that connect to form a larger saga. Find out the official Avatar 2 start date below.
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A former Game of Thrones actress has booked a ticket from Westeros to Pandora. Oona Chaplin, who played Robb Stark’s wife Talisa on the HBO fantasy series, will join Sam Worthington (remember him?), Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore, and Cliff Curtis in James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels. Either that, or this is just the latest development in Cameron’s ongoing, elaborate prank to convince the world that these sequels are really happening, and we’re all being Punk’d like crazy. Those are clearly the only two options here.
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Avatar Joel David Moore

In case you were clamoring to know whether Joel David Moore is returning as his character Norm Spellman in the Avatar sequels, well, rest assured: he is.

That’s right, a character you totally remember is confirmed to be returning for the sequels to the highest grossing movie of all time, the movie for which you definitely remember all the characters’ names and didn’t have to look them up on the Avatar Wiki. Fan-favorite character Norm Spellman.

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Here’s more news to solidify that the Avatar sequels are actually happening: Fear the Walking Dead star Cliff Curtis will be joining all four sequels to the James Cameron sci-fi epic in a lead role.

Curtis’ role will expand the mythology of the Avatar universe by taking the series underwater, which Cameron has hinted at, and which posed many obstacles for the motion-capture technology that Avatar uses.

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It’s become a running joke by now: they set a date for Avatar 2 and then, after months (or years!) of nothing, it gets delayed. The sequel to the highest grossing film of all time was originally supposed to arrive in 2014…and then it was pushed back to 2016…and then it was pushed back to 2018. So when writer/director James Cameron revealed that the film wasn’t going to meet that last date, no one even blinked. Of course Avatar 2 wasn’t going to be released next year!

Because it’s going to be released in three years. Production has officially begun on the four sequels to the 2009 original, with the first movie now due out in 2020.

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Kingsman Golden Circle Channing Tatum

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • New Kingsman: The Golden Circle pictures feature a suave Taron Egerton and Channing Tatum.
  • Barkhad Abdi sheds light on his Blade Runner 2049 character.
  • Chris Pratt hints at a “darker” Jurassic World 2.
  • Zoe Saldana teases the next four Avatar sequels.
  • Disney unveils Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales international posters.
  • Empire has a stylish limited edition cover of Alien: Covenant.
  • New French posters of Cars 3 race online.

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James Cameron

James Cameron is a very busy man. He’s writing and prepping the next four Avatar sequels, producing a NatGeo documentary called Atlantis Rising (premiering January 29th, 2017) and developing a sixth film in the Terminator franchise. In a new interview, the filmmaker provides updates on the status of the Avatar sequels, but the answer makes us wonder if Avatar 2 will be delayed yet again.
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Sigourney Weaver Avatar sequels

By the time the Avatar 2 hits theaters in 2018 — if it does hit theaters in 2018 — it’ll have been nine years since the first Avatar opened. But Sigourney Weaver seems pretty confident it’ll be worth the wait. The actress gushed about James Cameron‘s scripts for Avatar2 through 4 in an interview, describing them as “much more amazing” than the original.

While we wait and see how that pans out, though, we can definitely expect to see her in next year’s The Defenders. We’re just not sure as whom. Weaver isn’t naming any names yet, but she did talk a bit about her villain character in the Marvel Netflix series. Read the Sigourney Weaver Avatar sequels comments and Defenders comments below. Read More »

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Glasses-Free 3D Avatar Sequels - James Cameron

Earlier this year, CinemaCon brought the news that there would be a total of four Avatar sequels. Avatar 2 is supposed to hit theaters around Christmas 2018, followed by Avatar 3 in 2020, Avatar 4 in 2022, and Avatar 5 in 2023, all around the winter holiday. However, there’s no guarantee that director James Cameron will finish the movies in time to fit that schedule, especially since Avatar 2 has been pushed back for a few years ago, and one hopeful advancement in technology could be the culprit.

While accepting his admission as a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, James Cameron briefly discussed the Avatar sequels, and he hopes that they’ll be able to utilize glasses-free 3D at some point. Read More »