You may have noticed that Avatar 2 producer Jon Landau has been regularly posting set photos from director James Cameron‘s follow-up movies. You’ve probably also noticed that they haven’t exactly been the most thrilling images – it’s largely been shots of people standing inside sound stages around pools. But today, Landau has published an Avatar 2 performance capture photo of one of the actors totally submerged underwater, and it finally provides a significant hint at what we’ll see when (if?) the movie arrives late next year. Read More »
Never doubt James Cameron. That’s a lesson Hollywood has had to learn time and time again, and even though I’m legitimately fascinated to see how many people will still care about the Avatar universe more than a decade after the original movie became the highest-grossing film of all time, history has proven that Cameron knows how to silence the haters better than any other writer/director in the modern era.
But for the love of the Eywa, can we get some more interesting Avatar 2 set photos, please? Producer Jon Landau has shared another behind the scenes shot, and at least we have a better idea about when this one was taken.
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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 »
After decades of trying, Hollywood is still having a hard time producing good video game movies. Detective Pikachu is probably the best movie based on a video game, but beyond that, it’s pretty slim pickings out there. However, director James Cameron revealed that, during quarantine, he has taken solace in a surprising video game movie as one of his guilty pleasures: Resident Evil. The Avatar and Terminator filmmaker recently proclaimed his affinity for the video game adaptation from 2002, and we’re really not sure what to think. Read More »
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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Avatar 2, which has received approximately 4,000 release date changes over the past decade, is currently scheduled to hit theaters on December 27, 2021, which means we have a long road ahead filled with tiny reveals of photos and videos from the set. The process has already begun (Sigourney Weaver appeared in a set photo a week ago), and now producer Jon Landau has shared two new behind the scenes photos from the set featuring James Cameron directing the cast from on high. Check them out below. Read More »
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 »
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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 »
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 »