It has been more than a decade since. James Cameron‘s AvatarThe film became the highest-grossing film ever in 2009, and now audiences are ready to go back to Pandora.
“It sounds kind of nuts, the process,” the director told Entertainment WeeklyDecember 2021 will bring you the long-awaited sequel. “I mean, if Avatar hadn’t made so much damn money, we’d never do this — because it’s kind of crazy.”
Avatar 2 The Way of WaterCameron, conservation advocate and avid ocean enthusiast, will host the event. “I do the ocean thing when I’m not making movies,” he added. “So if I could combine my two greatest loves — one of which is ocean exploration; the other, feature filmmaking — why wouldn’t I?”
Original Avatar introduced audiences to the Na’vi, the people who lived in the rainforests of Pandora who were attempting to protect their home as humans invaded to mine the valuable mineral unobtanium. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a disabled Marine who becomes involved in the Avatar Program with the intent to make peace with the Na’vi warriors, soon discovers the widespread damage that the military is causing to Pandora. He joins Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) in a quest to expel all the humans and save the beloved Tree of Souls.
Both Sully as well as Neytiri will be returning for Avatar 2Their preteen children will be the focus of a lot of the plot. “Ultimately, the sequels are a story about family, and the lengths parents will go through to keep that family together and keep them safe,” producer Jon LandauTelled EW. “I always say that Jim’s movies have universal themes — and really, there’s no more universal theme than family.”
He continued: “What we are doing now, from a story standpoint and a world standpoint, is on a much larger scale. That’s both exciting and challenging. We are putting much more detail, first and foremost, into the performances of the cast, but we’re [also] putting much more detail and diversity into the world that we are creating.”
Fans have had to wait long between the second and first installments due to the extra attention to detail. Cameron began working on the sequel’s script in 2012, one year before bringing in a writing team to help flesh out all four follow-ups at the same time.
Avatar 2The director began filming in 2017 and is now focusing on the post-production process. The majority of Avatar 3Filmed in the same way, the third flick is due to be released in 2024.
Still, the interview with the cast and crew has shown that they are satisfied with the results. Avatar 2It will be worth it. “I can get choked up just talking about it,” Saldana told Kevin McCarthyThe film will be released in March 2022. “I was able to see just 20 minutes of the second installment, right before the year ended, last year. I was speechless. I was moved to tears.”
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