Avatar broke all box office records when it was released, and here is everything you need to know about the sequel Avatar 2. The movie is under production for over a decade, and fans are eagerly waiting for the film to release.
Avatar 2 is an upcoming American science fiction movie directed, edited, produced, and co-written by James Cameron and co-produced by 20th Century Studios. The film is the second installment of the franchise. The first was released in 2009 with the title Avatar. The screenplay was written by five writers, including Cameron, Rick Jaffa, Friedman, Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno. The film casts Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Michelle Yeoh, Vin Diesel, Edie Falco, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Dileep Rao, and Matt Gerald.
In 2006, Cameron stated that the team would like to make the Avatar’s sequel if it became successful. They announced the sequel in 2010 and planned to release the move in 2014. The production team is also thinking for three more sequels and developing new technology to film the sequences underwater. The film underwent eight delays in the theatrical release with the latest release on 23 July 2020. But again, the release date was postponed and rescheduled on 16 December 2022 with a corresponding release on three more sequels on 20 December 2024, 18 December 2026, and on 22 December 2028. The shooting of the film started on 15 August 2017, in Manhattan Beach, California. The team was simultaneously shooting for Avatar 3 in New Zealand on 25 September 2017.
Although the production of Avatar 2 now concerns its fans. Despite the film Avatar’s box office success, the movie was criticized by many critics for focusing on the impressive visuals more than characters or plots. According to the reports, the team is developing new filmmaking technology for the next sequel, which indicates Avatar 2 is again focusing on the aesthetics over content. And content-driven audiences might be worried about the little information. However, the visual spectacle sequences for the Avatar sequel are worth a $1 billion budget.
From the glance of some photos of Avatar 2, the fans can see details about the content. According to the director, the movie will feature an eight-year time jump, and hence some characters will also be involved. The protagonist from the first sequel Neytiri and Jake, wasted no time getting down to business after the movie ended, and they have an eight-year-old daughter at the start of Avatar 2. It is yet to watch if the upcoming film is all spectacle with no content or stronger and deeper sequel. Sure, it is exciting to hear that the movie will be a family film.
Focus On Family
The film producer, Jon Landau, shared that all the sequel of Avatar will be a family-focused content as the theme, while the film has some standalone stories. Although the audiences think that Avatar 2 can not beat the box office success as Avenger: Endgame, but the family-centric idea of the movie is a canny one, and it might benefit the creators. The concept of MCU with this film is to focus on a wide range of heroes rather than lone protagonists. Landau also confirmed that the franchise would create an epic story that explores one family’s story through a multi-film saga. The film will be one of the biggest hit movies of 2022 if it does not delay any further. The story expands the already large cast of Avatar 2. It will focus on the next generation of Na’ vi, which allows the creator to explore Pandora’s world more. The plot will entail an exploration of the planet’s oceans, too, a unique sequence that convinced Cameron to develop new film making technology.
Cameron shared that a big chunk of Avatar 2’s action sequence took place underwater. The shooting created some unusual problems for the director and DOP, who have spent the last decades adapting technologies to shoot the film scenes efficiently. The release of Avatar 2 has been delayed six times, and that has put even the die-hard fans in a dilemma whether the film will release or not. Although the filming underwater explains the delay, as to shoot underwater is much different than in general. And the team is developing motion-sensors to capture the scenes. The film cast needs to increase their breath-holding abilities because Cameron did not use scuba technology while shooting the actors underwater.
Avatar’s Villain Returns
Avatar’s reception was mixed; some stars such as Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang were singled out for praise. The first film’s large cast makes the fans wonder how many original cast will be back for the sequel. However, the name of Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch has prompted excitement among fans. The lovable character and larger-than-life villain, Hammy, is back for Avatar 2, and also Cameron’s character will return in the sequel. The plot also has few twists and turns, and the character’s death would not stop Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role.
Fans feel that 2020 will bring some smart science fiction to the screen, and Avatar 2 will be one. The film will come to the theatres with big expectations. James Cameron is the only director who can create such hype for his movies.