On the June 15, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Vin Diesel possibly joining the Avatar sequels and in Our Feature Presentation, /Film writer Hoai-Tran Bui interviews F9 director Justin Lin.
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Last fall, James Cameron confirmed that live-action production on Avatar 2 had been completed down in New Zealand, and the crew was on the verge of finishing shooting for Avatar 3. However, there are still two more sequels slated in the sci-fi franchise, and it sounds like Vin Diesel will be part of them when the time comes.
Back in the spring of 2019, Vin Diesel posted an Instagram video from the set of the Avatar sequels. At the time, the Fast and Furious franchise star seemed to hint that he would finally get a chance to work with James Cameron in one of the new Avatar movies. Now, a new interview finds Vin Diesel having a very hard time containing his excitement, essentially confirming that he will have a role in the upcoming Avatar sequels. Read More »
It’s been over a decade since Avatar hit theaters, and we’re still waiting for James Cameron to deliver the sequels that he promised so long ago. But when Avatar 2 arrives next year, we’ll be getting double the dose of Pandora thanks to a new video game.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is a new open-world video game from Ubisoft, the creators of Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, putting players in the lush world of Pandora where they can explore the vibrant world and protect if from the destructive Resources Development Administration. Check out the Avatar video game trailer below to see how incredible this game looks. Read More »
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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Disneyland could be getting a lot bigger. The theme park has announced their new DisneylandForward initiative, which will see the House of Mouse working with the city of Anaheim to reimagine what the resort district of Disneyland could look like by building what they refer to as a “Immersive Theme Park” expansion.
The hope is for Disneyland to create a more integrated experience between the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks that would also beef up each park substantially by bringing together theme park experiences, hotels, retail spaces, dining locations, and entertainment. This would also include potential new attractions inspired by Black Panther, Frozen, Avatar, TRON, Toy Story, and more. Read More »
Since its re-release in China earlier this month, Avatar has already seen sky-high success — winning back its title as highest-grossing movie of all time, and adding tens of millions to is already absurd $2.83 billion total haul. One more achievement to add to the 10-year-old movie’s list: surpassing Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, which was generally rejected by Chinese audiences when it hit theaters last year.
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When Avengers: Endgame arrived in theaters in 2019, it surpassed James Cameron‘s 2009 sci-fi hit Avatar as the highest grossing movie of all time. But now the tables have turned, because Avatar was given a re-release in China this weekend, and it’s already grossed enough to take back the title from Marvel’s box office juggernaut. Read More »
You better watch your ass, Avengers: Endgame, because James Cameron is gunning for you. Cameron’s Avatar, a huge blockbuster that also feels like something no one wants to see again, is headed back to theaters in China. The Avatar re-release in China has seemingly come out of nowhere, but if Cameron’s sci-fi epic takes in just $7.4 million at the Chinese box office it will reclaim its title as the all-time biggest box office hit, dethroning current titleholder Endgame.
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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 »