It’s been almost eight years since James Cameron‘s Avatar broke box office records and became one of the most fascinating topics in modern movie making in terms of legacy and cultural relevancy. That will be put to the test when the four Avatar sequels open in theatres starting in a couple of years, and while many of us doubted that the day would be coming, it’s starting to feel like it’s closer than we think. Yes, it’s been revealed when the Avatar sequels will begin principal photography, and let’s just say that the phrase “Back to School” is very apt.
September 25, 2017! That will be the day. The day that the cameras role on Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver all return, and they will be joined by franchise newcomers Cliff Curtis, Oona Chaplin and more.
“At the heart of any movie are the characters,” explained producer Jon Landau at CineEurope in Barcelona according to Deadline. “One of the strengths of great scripts are always the universal and relatable themes… There’s no more relatable theme than family. At the center of each of our four movies will be the Sully family. Each sequel will play as a stand-alone movie. Each movie’s story will come to its own conclusion… However, when looked at as a whole, the journey across all four movies will create an even larger connected epic saga for audiences around the world.”
The Avatar sequels will be released over six years starting on December 18, 2020, and on through December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025. Stay tuned.
Source: Superhero Hype