Avatar remains over two years away, and therefore the wheels are already rolling. We’ve been getting photos for months, and most of them appear as if dangerous underwater science experiments from the longer term. Even those above water are ablaze or included new weaponry and eye patches. Enter Kate Winslet. She is joining the Avatar franchise.
It’s been almost eleven years since the primary Avatar movie came out. Initially, there was great excitement for the sequel. Then there was confusion about why it had been taking goodbye.
That eventually became scepticism that we’d ever seen another Avatar movie, but over the last several years, the project has finally begun to build momentum again to the purpose where we’re getting all of those pictures. So, what took so long?
Well, the solution is, of course, complicated. it is so complicated actually that earlier this year we put together this overview of all the delays. In short, after Avatar 1 grossed quite a billion dollars at the box office and have become the very best-grossing movie ever, two sequels were greenlighted with release dates of December 2014 and December 2015.
The scripts took longer than expected to finish, however, and since director James Cameron wanted to shoot motion capture underwater, plenty of effort had to be put into improving the technology enough to try to so. That trial and error process took years.
Finally, everything was put into motion for an Avatar 2 release date in December of 2021, on the other hand, our current pandemic came the way and pack up production. December of 2022, however, looks to be a reasonably good bet at now since filming is complete.
With a release date production can probably hit and most of the this-movie-is-never-going-to-happen jokes behind people, it seems like there’s a true excitement beginning to build for Avatar 2. The set photos look incredible. The recent Avatar rides at Disney World were alright received. There’s good momentum.
Some were critical of the primary film’s plot and a few creative decisions that felt a touch on the nose, but it’s impossible to deny the movie visually felt decades before its time. There’s great hope the sequel will feel an equivalent way, especially in any case the time and energy that has been put into the New Zealand based shoot and every one the technology getting used for it.
Avatar 2 will return many of the main cast members from the primary film including Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi and Joel David Moore. Sigourney Weaver also will return during a different role. They’ll be joined by a couple of newcomers, most notably Edie Falco, Oona Chaplin, Cliff Curtis and, of obviously, the aforementioned Kate Winslet.