Avatar 2 was on track to arrive in December next year, but now the coronavirus pandemic is forcing us to wait an extra year for the anticipated sequel to James Cameron‘s sci-fi action adventure. Thankfully, producer Jon Landau is providing little tidbits of information about the sequels every now and then, and the most recent tease comes in the form of a couple pieces of concept art showing off a new multi-functional submersible vehicle used by the Resources Development Administration. Read More »
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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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 »
It took 10 years for Avatar 2 to start production, and one pandemic isn’t going to stop it. Production on the long-in-the-works sequel was halted in March due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but it is already set to resume next week, according to producer Jon Landau.
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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 2, which will take us back to the world of Pandora first established in his 2009 record-smashing blockbuster behemoth, had to shut down its New Zealand production last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. But today, the film’s official Twitter account shared a behind-the-scenes photo (hopefully taken long before that shutdown) that gives us our first look at returning characters played by Sigourney Weaver and Joel David Moore. Does this photo indicate that the sequel will feature a flashback to the time period of the original movie? Read More »
Rosa Salazar is the heart and soul of Alita: Battle Angel. The actress, known for her work in the Maze Runner series, breathes life into what’s easily Robert Rodriguez‘s biggest and most sincere movie. The scale of the James Cameron-produced manga adaptation is a treat for the eyes, but Alita is the main attraction of this spectacle, and the reason it’s easy to get lost in the world.
Alita is another major accomplishment for Weta, as well as for Rodriguez and Salazar. The character, who was created via motion capture, is as dense and nuanced as her futuristic world, if not more so. Whether she’s eating a chocolate bar for the first time or playing a game of Motorball, she’s always growing, always learning, and always entertaining. Recently, Salazar told us about the work that went into playing Alita, studying the source material, and one pivotal scene that left her conflicted.
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Alita: Battle Angel has been a long time coming. Based on Yukito Kishiro‘s manga series Battle Angel Alita, the big and intimate Robert Rodriguez film was once going to be directed by producer James Cameron, who ended up choosing Avatar over the property. Cameron ultimately handed directorial duties over to Rodriguez, who helped whip Cameron’s epic script into a manageable length.
Even with a different director at the helm, producer Jon Landau wanted to make a James Cameron-style event film, describing the movie as “a movie with themes bigger than its genre” and “has a central relatable character, who on many levels, is an ordinary character who ends up doing extraordinary things against this epic backdrop.” Alita: Battle Angel, which the site’s own Hoai-Tran Bui rightfully praised as Hollywood’s first good manga adaptation, certainly checks those boxes.
We spoke to Landau recently and he told us a bit more about the project’s history, working with Cameron, deleted scenes, and Avatar 2.
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James Cameron is hellbent on making Avatar sequels until the sun burns out in the sky, and day by day, more info on the films arrives. Last year, we learned what the possible titles of the films would be, and the titles…were a bit weird. But as it turns out, they are indeed real – for now, at least. On top of that, it’s recently been revealed that cast member Kate Winslet held her breath underwater for a very long time, and that live-action filming on the sequels picks up this spring.
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