A couple of days ago we speculated on whether or not the release date of December 25 2017 for Avatar 2 would be kept after Star Wars: Episode VIII got bumped to the 17th of the same month. Wonder no more. Avatar 2 is now delayed again, until at least sometime in 2018. But don’t go thinking James Cameron is running scared from Kylo Ren and the First Order. (more…)
Yesterday we brought you some news about James Cameron bringing on a new writer to help with his upcoming Avatar sequels. Well now it looks like the extended workforce means a bigger workload. Though Cameron had only hinted at the possibility before, it looks to be official – there will not be two, but three new Avatar flicks.
The writing dream team now consists of Josh Friedman (The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Shane Salerno (Salinger). And Cameron himself, of course.
But wait, that’s not all! With the announcement of the addition of a fourth film comes a report that production on the new three will begin next year. Their plan is to release Avatar 2 in December of 2016 and then follow that with a new one each year until they run out.
Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.
Forever (it seems), we’ve been talking about James Cameron making two sequels back-to-back to his mega-blockbuster Avatar, which made, if you’ll recall, almost $3 billion worldwide. But something curious has occurred now, the possibility of not one, not two, but three Avatar sequels shot back-to-back-to-back. The source is Sigourney Weaver, and while talking to Showbiz 411 about her new show Political Animals, she accidentally (on purpose?) let it slip that she just might be going back to Pandora to make three Avatar sequels, which is all the more impressive given that he character died in part one.
Here’s the news from Showbiz 411:
When Political Animals finishes shooting, see if you can follow Weaver’s schedule: she goes right into a new Christopher Durang play for a short run at Lincoln Center. Then she films Avatar 2, 3, and 4 with James Cameron. That’s right: they’re making three sequels to the blue 3D phenom all at the same time. Weaver says she has no idea how long it will take, or how it’s going to work. “I just show up,” she said.
No word on when these movies are actually going to begin filming. Earlier this year, Cameron himself confirmed that the logistics for the films had been finished and they were about to get into the actual design work. Needless to say the original release date of December 2013 will not be met.
More news as it develops.
Source: Coming Soon