All of Tinseltown is buzzing about Avatar, baby! The movie on everyone’s lips these days is Avatar 2, a sequel that is really happening and will really be released one day, we swear! James Cameron is currently making 500 Avatar sequels at once, and based on set pics, all the movies take place inside the YMCA swimming pool. But what else is going on in Avatar 2? What’s the hot goss from the streets of Pandora? Hollywood heartthrob David Thewlis has a juicy scoop about the sequel and he’s ready to dish!
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Productions around the world have been delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but ironically it is the long-awaited Avatar 2 that is staying right on schedule. Director James Cameron and producer Jon Landau lived up to their promises that Avatar 2 would be resuming production down in New Zealand this week, with the pair landing in the country and entering the 14-day mandated quarantine. Shooting resumes for real once Cameron and his crew emerge from quarantine.
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Last week, we learned from Avatar producer Jon Landau that the long-awaited Avatar 2 would be resuming production down in New Zealand after being put on hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak. Now that the film is back to shooting, Landau has teased what’s in store for Avatar 2 with some new details about the general story that will unfold in the sequel. Read More »
The first Avatar pushed the limits of 3D, and the second will seek to do the same with motion-capture technology. Avatar 2 is set to hit theaters more than a decade after James Cameron’s record-setting blockbuster, a delay that is partially due to the cutting-edge motion-capture technology that Cameron developed to depict a new underwater world. Now, a new behind-the-scenes Avatar 2 image has been released showing the cast of the sci-fi action film using that very technology.
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The Avatar sequels have been in the works for so long that it feels like they’re in a perpetual state of delay. But things were looking up for James Cameron‘s ambitious four-movie follow-up to his record-setting2009 blockbuster. The cast was in place, production had started, and visual effects were beginning to be created. Then the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit, and production on the Avatar films, like all TV and film productions around the world, was put on pause. However, despite the indefinite delays caused by the pandemic, Cameron is confident that Avatar 2 will make its 2021 release date, and the third, fourth, and film Avatar films will remain on track for their releases.
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James Cameron‘s Avatar sequels have been a long time coming. Since the original science-fiction epic hit theaters in 2009 and went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time, expectations were high for a follow-up — should Cameron follow it up. But the years passed, and the planet of Pandora and its inhabitants slowly faded from public consciousness, despite Cameron constantly talking about how Avatar 2 was in the works.
Then, in 2017, the ball seemed to finally get rolling — cast members were returning, technology was evolving, production was beginning. Cameron would be shooting not one, but four sequels, back-to-back. But now, after that long, hard road to production, the Avatar sequels have encountered a fearsome obstacle in the coronavirus pandemic, which has fast been shutting down major Hollywood productions. Read More »
At the end of James Cameron‘s sci-fi blockbuster Avatar, which was released all the way back in 2009, villain Colonel Miles Quaritch was apparently killed during the assault on the Tree of Souls. That’s why we were surprised when James Cameron announced that Stephen Lang would be returning in the same role for the forthcoming Avatar sequels. Weirdly enough, there were only three sequels planned when Stephen Lang’s return, but the actor has confirmed that he’s on board for all four, and that means there’s a lot more to learn about the character that seemed rather one-dimensional in the first movie. Read More »
Last week, the gang from Corridor Crew dove into the visual effects of Avengers: Endgame with the help of Weta Digital visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken, who worked on several key sequences from the Marvel Studios blockbuster. Now they’re all back to take a look back at a couple projects from Weta Digital’s past. Watch as VFX artists react to Avatar (as we wait for the sequels), Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong, and the creation of Gollum for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as one of the most memorable sequences from the original Jurassic Park. Read More »
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Posted on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 by Fred Topel
The list of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels kept growing from two sequels to form a trilogy, and now we’re dealing with a total of five films in the franchise when all is said and done. Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement was announced to be in an unknown number of the Avatar sequels as a marine biologist named Dr. Ian Garvin. So while the actor appeared at the Television Critics Association panel for the FX series What We Do In the Shadows, we had to ask him about working on the Avatar franchise.
In our interview with Clement, the actor clarified which Avatar sequels he’s actually in, including what some of his scenes involved, and the status of any more Flight of the Conchords music. Read More »
After James Cameron‘s Avatar broke box office records a decade ago, conventional wisdom said that the key reasons for the film’s unprecedented success were its jaw-dropping visuals, excellent use of 3D, and the immersive setting of Pandora.
Not so, says Cameron. In a recent interview, he explains the real reason for Avatar‘s success and why he’s driven to raise the bar with the upcoming sequels.
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