Avatar is the most ambitious film saga in history, with 5 parts planned and an estimated budget that would well 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 for the second part is clearer. We tell you everything that is known so far about Avatar 2.
12 years since the movie Avatar by James Cameron. Quite a technical prodigy that allowed us to experience what 3D could be in a movie theater and, probably, it was the only film that really took advantage of it and was worth seeing like that.
In addition, it was an unprecedented success and, for 10 years, it was the highest grossing film in 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 remember well 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 ended in September 2020 and will arrive eight years after the original plan and 13 years after the first part. Let’s hope you don’t suffer any further delays.
How many more Avatar sequels are there and when are they released?
James Cameron’s plan is for the series to have 5 movies in total . Once the second of them is released in 2022, the plan is to release the following in alternate years until 2028.
That is: Avatar 3 would arrive in 2024, Avatar 4 in 2026 and Avatar 5 in 2028 .
What is the new movie about
The story of Avatar 2, at the moment, is 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 couple starring in the first film , have formed a family and much of the film will focus on their young children. When an old threat reappears, they will be forced to leave their home and explore new territories on the planet Pandora.
In the words of producer Jon Landau:
“Ultimately, the aftermath is a story about the family and the things parents have to do to keep that family together and stay safe.”
Among the little else that is known is that James Cameron will be able to unleash another of his passions, scuba diving .
In case it was not clear with Titanic , the documentary on the wreck of Cameron himself or the movie Abyss , diving is a passion of the director who will play a fundamental role in Avatar 2.
In fact, some of the main challenges that have weighed down the production have been those underwater shoots and Cameron’s obsession to make them perfect and 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 do not doubt that he will leave us with our mouths open 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 (there are those who compare it to a copy of Pocahontas and they are right), was the weakest part of the original movie.
Do you need to see Avatar 1 to see Avatar 2?
Apparently not necessary .
Cameron’s intention has always been to make self-contained films that develop the themes underlying the saga. Ecology, relationships between different people, the family …
They are universal themes and the saga has a series of metahistory around those themes, but not a plot arc that continues. 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 he confirmed the return of Sigourney Weaver (who died in the first film) in a supposedly different role.
Besides Weaver, we have old and new faces.
Sam Worthington returns as the human Jake Sully and Zoe Saldana reprises her role as her partner Na’vi Neytiri. His children would be: Jamie Flatters as Neteyam, the oldest, Britain Dalton as Lo’ak, the second son, Bailey Bass as Tsireya and Trinity Bliss as Tuktirey, the youngest.
CCH Pounder will be the Na’vi Mo’at, spiritual leader, while Cliff Curtis will be the already mentioned Tonowari.
In addition, we will also have among the Na’vi ranks Filip Geljo as Aonung, Duane Evans Jr. as Rotxo and none other than Kate Winslet as Ronal, whom we can see here during filming.
Among the humans of the GDR, the antagonist organization, faces from the first movie and also news.
Giovanni Ribisi will once again be Parker Selfridge, Joel David Moore as Dr. Norm Spellman, Dileep Rao as Dr. Max Patel, Matt Gerald as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet, Jack Champion as Javier “Spider” Socorro, Edie Falco as General Ardmore, Brendan Cowell as Captain Mick Scoresby, Michelle Yeoh (who is in all of them lately) as Dr. Karina Mogue, and Jemaine Clement as Dr. Ian Garvin.
Without a doubt, the acting power is tremendous, but the world has changed a lot in thirteen years and so has the cinema.
In fact, Cameron’s main concern, as he himself declared to Entertainment Weekly is:
“Are we going to make any damn money? […] We are in a post-COVID and post-streaming world . We may not see those box office numbers again. Who knows? It’s all one big roll of the dice.”
And he is right. At the moment, Avatar 2 seems that it will finally be a reality , we will see if it lives up to expectations and makes the entire saga complete.