You may not be a fan of James Cameron’s Avatar (gods know I found the movie appalling), but the franchise is here to stay, with three sequels lined up for the future. But what would a new movie be without familiar faces? Those that enjoyed the antics of the two main characters may rejoice, for both Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will be returning for not only the next movie, but all three. (more…)
Well folks, it’s official, Avatar Land, the brainchild of Disney and James Cameron, has just officially broke ground. Located in the Orlando, Florida chapter of the Disney parks, people will be able to take a journey through Cameron’s strange world of Pandora. Big trees, exciting rides and cliché themes will all come together to create the ultimate Avatar experience come sometime in 2017. Check out their promotional video below and get a glimpse of what you might expect from a trip to Avatar Land. (more…)
So James Cameron is talking again about the Avatar sequels. You’d think with two years till the scheduled release of the first movie in the Avatar sequel trilogy that Cameron would be busier putting the whole thing into actual production rather than talking about it some more, but here doing more press. No big deal, because Cameron’s always got something interesting to say, and this time he kind of stepped in it when he dared to imply that his trilogy could be compared to The Godfather. I realize this isn’t as bad as if he were to say “the original Star Wars trilogy,” but it’s still quite a statement. (more…)
Because we know that the Avatar sequels are the foremost thing on your mind these days, we here at Nerd Bastards now bring you the latest in casting news for James Cameron’s money-machines. (more…)
James Cameron‘s Avatar has remained popular for the 4 years since its release. And with at least 3 more films in the franchise scheduled, starting with the first in 2015, Disney apparently decided to strike while the iron is relatively hot.
Enter: Avatar Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. (more…)
This time on The BastardCast, the boys return to get creeped out by clowns, root for GWAR to play the Super Bowl, get drunk on Hello Kitty near-beer, and assure you that your vagina’s are not haunted.
They’re also discussing the ways in which BatFleck handles his shit, horrifying puppet hug time with Superman, Jason’s newborn GTA V addiction, and we Trailergasm with Zero Charisma… and we also discuss the movie Zero Charisma.
Do you require more? You son of a bitch! Fine! The Expendables newest badass could be Frasier Crane (Kick), Schwarzenegger may lay waste to the smurf colored cat-elves in Avatar 2, The Hoff strikes out against Marvel and that guy who directed The Avengers because he was the best Nick Fury, and the rare Ned Beatty nickel!All that and a shocking amount German porn references on THE BASTARDCAST!
The BastardCast: This is what shame sounds like. (oh, here is where you can Spot Northampton’s Clown!)
Deja vu? Possibly. You might recall a rumor in 2011 that said that Arnold Schwarzenegger, an actor whose worldwide fame was assured after appearing in the 1984 hit The Terminator, was re-joining that film’s director, James Cameron, for his latest opus, the sequel to the number one film of all-time, Avatar. The rumors died off when progress on the sequels slowed down (and as Cameron’s ambitions expanded), but with it coming down to a do-or-die start date for the sequel trilogy if it wants to make its holiday 2015 release date, the rumor returns: Will Arnie play a role in Avatar 2?
Latino Review is saying that the answer to that question is yes. Schwarzenegger will join the cast as “a bad guy human general,” who presumably takes over for Stephen Lang’s character in part one as the man in charge of humanity’s pursuit of unobtanium on Pandora. This could be highly interesting development for both the film, and for Schwarzenegger, who hasn’t appeared in a Cameron film since 1994’s True Lies, and hasn’t played the villain in a movie since probably the first Terminator. Also interesting is that if Schwarzenegger does sign up for Avatar 2, it might make him unavailable for the Terminator sequel/reboot that also has a proposed 2015 release date.
If hired, Schwarzenegger will join the retuning cast of Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver. Currently, the scripts for the three Avatar sequels are being overseen by James Cameron and written by Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and Shane Salerno (Savages). Cameron is aiming to shoot the films back-to-back-to-back for holiday season 2015, 2016, and 2017 releases.
What do you Bastards think, want to see Schwarzenegger be bad in Avatar 2?
Apparently, James Cameron’s obsession with his Avatar world has not gone far enough (though many of us may argue that it’s gone too far already). In addition to promising three new movies in the near future, now the franchise has jumped mediums. Brace yourselves folks, for you will have the opportunity to read about the world of Avatar in the pages of four novels.
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.
James Cameron has made it a point to let people know that he’s going to do at least two Avatar sequels sometime in the future. No doubt, if the money is there he’ll keep making them until his viewing audience is completely broke (or their brains have shut down). Unfortunately, the first one, while it was a masterpiece of CGI spectacle, had little in the way of script, the only original ideas being in the visuals. So how can more Avatar possibly be anything other than more of the same? Well, it looks like Cameron is bringing in some more talent to help him put together the new stories.
Writer Josh Friedman is joining the writing pool. In case you didn’t know, he’s the guy that created The Sarah Connor Chronicles. And while I regret to say I missed that one, I’ve heard enough good things about the show to have some faith in Friedman.
But does that mean there may be some hope for the new Avatar flicks? With Cameron in charge, we still might end up with the mindless light-show that was the first Avatar, but we can always have hope, right?
Expect to see the next Avatar in theaters…. well, whenever Cameron gets around to it, I guess.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.