Avatar is the most ambitious film saga in history, with 5 planned parts and an estimated budget that would far exceed one billion dollars in total. A true pharaonic work that, the truth, has been stagnant for a long time. Now, 12 years after the original film, it seems that the horizon of the second part is clearer. we tell you everything that is known so far about Avatar 2.
12 years since James Cameron’s Avatar movie. A complete technical marvel that allowed us to experience what 3D could be like in a movie theater and, probably, was the only film who really took advantage of it and it was worth seeing as well.
Furthermore, it turned out an unprecedented success and, for 10 years, was the highest grossing film of history Destined to be the first of many, it hasn’t even released the second part yet.
There is almost no trace of 3D in the cinema and the truth is that many do not even remember what Avatar was about, but James Cameron has never abandoned that titanic project. Despite all the delays, problems and challenges, it seems that next year we will finally have Avatar 2.
This is all that is known about her.
When is Avatar 2 released?
If nothing changes on December 16, 2022.
After almost 4 years of production, filming wrapped in September 2020 and will arrive eight years after the original plan and 13 years after the first part. Let’s hope there are no more delays.
How many more Avatar sequels are there and when are they released?
James Cameron’s plan is that the saga has 5 movies in total. Once the second of them is released in 2022, the plan is to release the following ones in alternate years until 2028.
That is to say: Avatar 3 would arrive in 2024, Avatar 4 in 2026 and Avatar 5 in 2028.
what is the new movie about
Avatar 2’s story is currently being kept under wraps, but it will extend the mythology of the first film. That is, we will know more about the planet Pandora, as well as the Na’vi and their culture.
The human Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and the Na’vi Neytiri, the protagonist couple of the first filmThey have started a family and much of the film will focus on their young children. When an old threat reappears, they will meet forced to leave their home and explore new territories from the planet Pandora.
In the words of producer Jon Landau:
“In the end, the sequels are a story about family and the things parents have to do to keep that family together and keep it safe.”
Among the little else that is known is that James Cameron will be able to unleash another of his passions, diving.
In case it wasn’t clear with titanica, the documentary on the remains of the shipwreck of Cameron himself or the film abyss, diving is a passion of the director that will play a fundamental role in Avatar 2.
In fact, some of the main challenges that have hampered production have been those underwater shoots and Cameron’s obsession to make them perfect and they will recreate, like never before, the spectacular nature of underwater and alien landscapes at the same time.
Apparently, Cliff Curtis, one of the actors, will be Tonowari, the leader of a new underwater faction of the Na’vi, known as the Metkayina and the actors have had to become expert divers.
Knowing the perfectionism of James Cameron, we have no doubt that he will leave us open-mouthed again.
From the set of the sequels: @ZoeSaldana, Sam Worthington, Kate Winslet, and Cliff Curtis taking a break from underwater performance capture for a quick photo!
Fun fact: Much of the performance capture took place in this 900,000 gallon tank, built specifically for the sequels. pic.twitter.com/NSfqoZ6jXJ
— Avatar (@officialavatar) May 13, 2020
After all, the setting was the highlight of Avatar in its first part, since the story, simple and not very innovative (some compare it to a copy of Pocahontas and he’s right), was the weakest part of the original film.
Do you need to see Avatar 1 to see Avatar 2?
Apparently, there’s no need.
Cameron’s intention was always to make self-contained movies that develop the underlying themes of the saga. The ecology, the relationships between different people, the family…
They are universal themes and the series has a series of meta-stories around those themes, but no continuing story arc. Although yes, in the end it seems that many of the characters from the first part return. And speaking of them…
Without a doubt, the biggest surprise came from Cameron himself when confirmed the return of Sigourney Weaver (who dies in the first film) in a supposedly different role.
Besides Weaver, we have old and new faces.
Sam Worthington come back as the human Jake Sully and Zoë Saldana he reprises his role as his partner Na’vi Neytiri. His children would be: Jamie Flatters like Neteyam, the eldest, Brittany Dalton as Lo’ak, the second son, Bailey Bass as Tsireya and Trinity Bliss like Tuktirey, the smallest.
CCH Pounder will be the Na’vi Mo’at, spiritual leader, while Cliff Curtis It will be the already mentioned Tonowari.
In addition, we will also have among the Na’vi ranks a Philip Geljo like Aonung, Duane Evans Jr.. like Rotxo and nothing less than Kate Winslet like Ronal, whom we can see here during the filming.
Among the humans of the GDR, the antagonist organization, faces from the first film and also news.
Giovanni Ribisi will be Parker Selfridge again, Joel David Moore like Dr. Norm Spellman, dileep rao like Dr. Max Patel, Matt Gerald like Corporal Lyle Wainfleet, Jack Champion as Javier “Spider” Socorro, Eddie Falco Like General Ardmore Brendan Cowell like Captain Mick Scoresby, Michelle Yeoh (which lately is in all of them) like Dr. Karina Mogue and Jemaine Clement like Dr. Ian Garvin.
Undoubtedly, the acting power is tremendous, but the world has changed a lot in thirteen years and the cinema too.
In fact, Cameron’s main concern, as he himself stated to Entertainment Weekly is:
Are we going to make any fucking money? […] We are in a post-COVID world and post streaming. We may not see those box office numbers again. Who knows? It’s all one big roll of the dice.”
And you’re right. for now, Avatar 2 seems that it will finally be a reality, we will see if it lives up to expectations and makes it possible to complete the entire saga.