Now that she’s no longer running for president, Marianne Williamson is spending her free time interviewing James Cameron. Williamson is a reported big fan of Avatar, and she recently spoke to Avatar grandaddy Cameron on The Marianne Williamson Podcast. There, the filmmaker dropped the surprising reveal that he came close to firing his Avatar sequel writers’ room because the team was so focused on new stuff instead of obsessively combing over the things that made the first film such a success.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- The new Evil Dead movie will start filming this year.
- Coming 2 America had to cut a joke referencing the first film because Eriq La Salle couldn’t return.
- Joe Cornish once again swears that a potential Attack the Block sequel might be headed our way.
- Lupin team Omar Sy and Louis Leterrier are making On The Other Side Of The Tracks sequel.
- Uma Thurman has joined the Stargirl sequel.
- The Resident Evil reboot is now called Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.
- There’s going to be a remake of the Daniel Craig horror movie Dream House. Yes, really.
- Eddie Murphy is still open to Beverly Hills Cop 4.
- Stephen Lang talks about returning for Avatar 2.
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2020 was basically a wash in terms of traveling, but as the coronavirus vaccine begins to be more widely distributed, you may be finding yourself planning a vacation to finally get out of your home. In a new Instagram post, producer Jon Landau inadvertently makes the case that you might consider heading to Pandora, the fictional planet at the heart of James Cameron‘s Avatar franchise, because the new piece of Avatar 2 concept art he shared looks just like a super expensive Airbnb that you might find in an island nation like Tahiti. Read More »
I am here to inform you there are more Avatar 2 set photos. At this point, I’m pretty sure you could compile a flipbook of all the behind-the-scenes pics and create your own movie if you were so inclined. As usual, the latest Avatar 2 set pics are odd curiosities, since so much of the movie is created in post-production. As a result, director James Cameron and company keep providing us with images of actors in motion capture suits walking around weird, mostly empty sets, and we have to use our imagination to picture a bunch of colorful CGI that will be added later.
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By the time Avatar 2 is released in theaters in December 2022, it will be 13 years since James Cameron‘s original sci-fi blockbuster hit theaters. Though it feels like interest has waned over the decade-plus, there’s undoubtedly still curiosity about what has taken the Terminator and Aliens director so long to get these sequels off the ground and whether it will be worth the wait.
We’ll get a hint of the answer starting this Friday when the Behind Pandora video series kicks off, providing a glimpse behind the scenes at the various departments and crew members making it happen. Read More »
Another day, another goofy Avatar 2 behind-the-scenes photo. Since so much of James Cameron‘s long-awaited sequel is going to be created digitally, much of the behind-the-scenes imagery has looked rather silly, with actors in motion-capture suits floating in big water tanks. And this latest image – which features Kate Winslet posing like Dracula at the YMCA pool, is no exception.
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Director James Cameron recently revealed that production on Avatar 2 is 100% complete in both live-action and motion capture filming, and Avatar 3 wasn’t too far behind. If you’re wondering what’s taking so damn long, it might be more than just the extensive post-production process and development of state-of-the-art technology. Because according to Sigourney Weaver, preparation for the shoot required cast members to train with “elite military divers” in order to allow them to hold their breath underwater for as much as six minutes, so Cameron could maximize the amount of footage he could capture in a single take. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2020 by Jacob Hall
The /Film staff has a bit of a running joke when it comes to Avatar 2 news: is the publicity team going out their way to release only the most boring images imaginable? But that’s the problem you face when the world of a film is largely digital and won’t be ready for primetime until long after the cameras have finished rolling. The other problem is that director James Cameron will hunt us down and hurt us if we joke too much.
Naturally, this means just about every glimpse of the upcoming sequel has involved puny human characters just standing around, or other actors wearing skintight motion capture suits that will eventually help transform them into alien warriors. Today’s new image is the former: here’s your first look at Edie Falco‘s new character, General Ardmore, who certainly sounds like she’s going to be a villain of some kind.
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Now that the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in yet another delay for the first in a series of Avatar sequels, fans will need something to hold them over until Avatar 2 arrives in theaters in December of 2022. Thankfully, Dark Horse Comics has them covered with Avatar: The Next Shadow, a new limited Avatar sequel comic book series, which will be set between the events of the original movie and the first forthcoming sequel. It’s the first time an Avatar comic has taken place after the 2009 film. Read More »
Towards the end of 2019, director James Cameron said the performance capture side of both Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 had been completed. At the time, he said they were mostly done with the live-action side of production too, but they had a couple more months of work to do that would be completed in the spring. However, he wasn’t expecting the coronavirus pandemic to put a wrench in those plans, and production in New Zealand was forced to shut down a bit, resulting all the Avatar sequels being delayed.
Thankfully, James Cameron and his crew have been back at work, and now the director has provided an update saying that live-action shooting for Avatar 2 is complete, and soon they’ll be finished with live-action production for Avatar 3 as well. Read More »