By the time Avatar 2 comes out (2020) it will have been 11 years since the release of the first film from 2009. Will such a big gap between the movies effect the franchise future success? If you ask director Jame Cameron, not at all.
Cameron recently spoke with CNN in honor of Disney World’s Pandora: The World of Avatar expansion. He was asked about what is taking so long with the Avatar sequels, of which there are four, and if he is at all worried about time working against him. As confident as anyone wielding a multi-billion dollar franchise can be, he’s isn’t showing much concern at all. Here’s what he had to say about it: (more…)
Whatever you thought of James Cameron‘s Avatar, there is no denying just how stunning a world the filmmakers created through their innovative use of CGI. As many as nine hundred people were working on the visual effects to create such a visually impressive film, from the unique lighting that created the eerie yet beautiful glow coming from the bioluminescent forests to the unique motion capture technology used to accurately recreate the minutiae of actors’ facial expressions. Plotholes and cliches aside, it is no surprise that this movie captivated people with its incredible visual effects, inspiring spin off books, video games, action figures, commemorative stamps and even a theme park attraction at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. (more…)
Almost 10 years after it broke box office records, we’re still waiting for Avatar 2 (and Avatar 3, and Avatar 4, and Avatar 5), but it seems that there might be some tentative signs of progress on those movies actually going into production now. The latest indicator comes from Sam Worthington, the Australian actor who starred in the first film and went on to become one of Hollywood’s most dependable leading me… No, that last part didn’t happen. Of course, Worthington is going to be in the sequels, and he’s promised in a new interview that the Avatar sequels are “going to be like nothing you’ve ever seen.” (more…)
The first of several proposed sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar will finally come to theaters at some point in 2018. By the time Avatar 2 comes out it will have been 10 years since the release of the first film from 2008. Do audiences still give a sh*t? Time certainly has not been on the franchise side. Avatar is remembered as a ground breaking 3D movie (arguably starting the 3D trend that most everyone now hates) just as much as it recalled for a having an uninspired story. Like Fern Gully, Pocahontas, and Dances With Wolves before it, Avatar is just another salty reminder that where there are indigenous people, there are greedy white men to ruin their day and their lives… along with at least one white guy that feels really bad about it.
Avatar is, at the end of the day, the highest grossing movie of all time. Swinging people back to it, yeah, James Cameron isn’t too worried about it. Still, there are many defectors that will need strong convincing to be invested again. Maybe a word from Sigourney Weaver, talking about how great the new scripts are, will spark some interest, eh? (more…)
Saddle up your Toraks and tie up your reproductive ponytails, the biggest movie of all time is coming back…eventually. Yes, the next installments in the Avatar franchise have been in development for quite some time. Director James Cameron clearly wants them to be perfect, which might be why the sequels have faced more delays than the Dark Crystal sequel. While the plots of the new Avatar movies are still under wraps, James Cameron himself may have finally given us some insight on what they will be about.
CinemaCon has been rolling out new info from the titans of cinema. Whether it’s Pixar showing a few minutes of their highly-anticipated summer flick Finding Dory or Universal announcing Trey Parker as the villain for the upcoming sequel to Despicable Me 3. The internet has been abuzz, but on this last day, of this four day conference, 20th Century Fox‘s CinemaCon presentation offered a long-awaited update on James Cameron’s Avatar franchise by announcing that Cameron will be making FOUR Avatar sequels! Yeah you heard right….FOUR films are to be added to the Avatar canon. Check out the rest of the info after the jump.
You may not have heard, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been a monster success. This past weekend, it added just over $10 million to the bank for a third place finish at the box office, which is far from the $247 million it opened with, but good enough that the film could make another significant step closer to a massive milestone. It’s already got several box office records in the books, but now, Star Wars is about to enter a plateau only previously enjoyed by James Cameron. Twice. For it’s worldwide box office take, The Force Awakens is on the verge of being a multi-billionaire. (more…)
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…)
Fans of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, please stand up and pat yourself on the back. You have made the film the newest top money maker in North America. And in order to do so, it had to over take Avatar. While it still has a ways to go to topple the movie globally, you should know that the previous record of $760.5 million earned by James Cameron’s Avatar was beaten by The Force Awakens’ $758.2 million. Even more impressive was that The Force Awakens only needed 20 days to accomplish this feat while Avatar took seven months plus an additional $10 million from it’s rerelease.
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that with all the hub-bub about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and how it opened on the same day six years after Avatar, and how it looks primed to beat the nearly $3 billion made by Avatar, that the time was right for a James Cameron reappearance. On cue, the so-called “King of the World” decided to take this opportunity to update us all on his own sci-fi franchise, the long, long-awaited sequels to Avatar. Despite the universal quiet lately on all things Avatar, Cameron has said that he’s, like, *this* close to staring the movies, and that they’re still on target for a release date two year hence. (more…)