Last January, director James Cameron revealed he is planning to release Avatar 2 in December 2014, and Avatar 3 in December 2015. It seems that timetable has moved up a bit, since producer Jon Landau revealed that Avatar 2 won’t be ready until 2016. Here’s an excerpt from the article.
We also reported in September that James Cameron wants to shoot Avatar 2 at 60 frames per second, as opposed to the industry standard 24 frames per second. Jon Landau revealed that James Cameron is committed to the higher frame rate.
How many movies make $2 billion at the box office? Few…, so it was only obvious that Fox would push director James Cameron for an Avatar 2. According to news reports Cameron has apparently worked out the story for three films already.
James Cameron is planning to shoot some footage seven miles underwater in the Challenger Deep, the deepest point of the Mariana Trench and also the deepest location on earth. The pressure at such a depth would be over 8 tons per square inch – far beyond the capabilities of even the most advanced Russian military subs, which can handle only 1,600 pounds per square inch.
Rumors that Cameron and Fox are going to use the enormous Avatar profits to bankroll the space program to find an ocean-covered planet to film Avatar 2 The Abyss are as yet unfounded. But it would explain why audiences will have to wait until 2014 for the movie . . .So avatar 2 will be in fact avatar 2014…
Cameron really loves oceans, have you noticed that? Yah, in Avatar 2: The Abyss, you are going to see much more of the oceans and less of the jungle, if Mr. Cameron has anything to say about it. And since he can do whatever he wants with Avatar 2.0, we have to believe him. Here’s what Cameron had to say about the Avatar sequel:
“We created a broad canvas for the environment of film. That’s not just on Pandora, but throughout the Alpha Centauri AB system. And we expand out across that system and incorporate more into the story – not necessarily in the second film, but more toward a third film. I’ve already announced this, so I might as well say it:
Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora. And I’m going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won’t be a rain forest. I’m not saying we won’t see what we’ve already seen; we’ll see more of that as well.”
“We’re working on finishing an additional six minutes of the film — which includes a lot of Weta work — for a theatrical re-release in August. We were sold out of our Imax performances right up to the moment until they were contractually obligated to switch to Alice in Wonderland, so we know we left money on the table there. And the 3-D really helped Avatar right up until the moment that it
hurt it. And it hurt it at the moment Alice and then How to Train Your Dragon and Clash of the Titans came in and sucked up all the 3-D screens.
We went from declining 8% a week to declining 50%. Clearly, it wasn’t market forces directly; it was the availability of theaters. So we’re going to wait until there’s a time to come back in, inject the new footage into the mix and see if we can interest people in the Avatar experience in theaters.”
Avatar 2 will be like The Abyss on Pandora….
Director of the movie who ventured further into rarefied territory at the worldwide box office during the weekend, surpassing the $2 billion mark, James Cameron appeared at the VESA ceremony on Sunday to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and to briefly speak about the furure Avatar movie. Cameron said that he has yet to sign on for “Avatar 2″ but has made it realy clear that he wouldn’t give anyone else the chance to direct it.
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Browsing Youtube I stumbled upon this Fan Made Avatar 2 movie trailer and i found some humor in it..
Back with avatar 2 news. So far we know that AVATAR 2 will push the limits of imagination and creation, to that point where your brain will melt in it’s own juice.
Avatar 2 cast (confirmed)
* Sam Worthington as Jake Sully
* Zoe Saldana as Neytiri
* Joel David Moore as Norm Spellman
* Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Grace Augustine
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James Cameron has not given any specific details about what the Avatar 2 movie would be about, but we know for sure that the movie will be out before December 2012, and the budget will be around 200mil $ . However, Cameron has hinted that sequels to Avatar might explore additional moons in the star system where the Pandora moon is located. It is a time honored tradition for Cameron to place his own unique signature on subsequent sequel films.