Exhaustive Timeline of All the Avatar Sequel Announcements

Posted 2021/03/04 13 0

Filming has started on the four sequels into Avatar, James Cameron’s 2009 3-D CGI adventure about a paraplegic marine who lands on the planet Pandora to mine unobtainium. This time, however, Cameron is really gonna make it happen — he is not playing! He has spent the last decade Inform us about the upcoming installations, throwing out piecemeal updates (with occasional breaks to get a Titanic to rerelease or to color Alien: Covenant). However, this time, he’s serious: This week, Cameron and his team started filming the installments known as The Avatar Sequels, which will come with a funding of $1 billion. (That’s three and a half Lord of the Rings trilogies, six Wonder Womans, 66 Hurt Lockers, and 250 Moonlights.) Here’s a timeline of Cameron’s Avatar promises that once seemed broken, or at least teetering on the edge of splitting, but he’s definitely about to make good on them, you’ll see. You will all see.

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“Yes, there will be yet another,” that he informs the audience after a screening in Los Angeles.

January 14, 2010: Now he says there won’t just be another — there’ll be several more. ““I’ve had a story line in your mind from the beginning — there are scenes from Avatar which I kept in because they lead to the sequel,” he informs EW. “It just makes sense to consider it as a two or three film arc, concerning the business program.”

February 16, 2010: We are not just getting a few more trips to Pandora, but a publication ! ““I told myself, if it made money, I’d write a book. There are things you can do in books that you can’t do with films,” Cameron says.

August 7, 2010: NowAvatar 2 and Avatar 3 will be filmed back. “We are talking about that, that makes a lot of sense, given the character of those productions. We can bank all the catch and then return and do celebrities,” he states . But really, he is concentrated on the prequel book:”I did not want to perform some cheesy novelization,” he states,”where some hack comes and makes shit up.”

March 7, 2010, an aside: Cameron loses the Oscar. (Later on, he will state that the Oscars don’t award his kinds of movies anymore, meaning”large, visual theater.”)


April 21, 2010: The Avatar sequel, Cameron states, will dive deep (not to the background — that is for the novel) to the sea. “Part of my attention in the next film is in developing another environment — another setting inside Pandora. And I’m going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, that is both rich and diverse and mad and imaginative, but it simply won’t be a rain forest,” that he informs the Los Angeles Times.

October 27, 2010: Avatar two and Avatar 3 are definitely occurring ASAP — he passed Sony’s never-realized Cleopatra to work on them. Fox made a big donation to his environmental green fund to ensure that the trilogy climbs to the tippity top of his to-do list. Cameron is shooting for a December 2014 and December 2015 release.

Now James Cameron includes an Avatar 4 in store, too. He says he’s Avatar only. Literally, he says this:”I’m not interested in developing anything. I am in the Avatar business. Period. That’s it. I’m making Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4, and I’m not likely to produce other people’s movies for these,” he informs that the New York Times. He affirms it officially in August 2013.

December 2013: Avatar 2, Fantasy 3, and Avatar 4 will take in New Zealand. Not certain when, but likely soon-ish? If you jot it down on your calendar, maybe use pencil or one of those fancy erasable pens they sell at Staples.

April 12, 2014: Cameron states they’re in preproduction! Go ahead and set those iCal alerts.

January 14, 2015: He says Avatar two , Avatar 3, and Avatar 4 are postponed , but just for a few years, ideally 2017. So it is a little delay, maybe not a big delay. If we are using Google calendar by this stage, fix it accordingly.

April 28, 2015: James Cameron is not only giving us Avatar 2, Avatar 3, and Avatar 4. Did you think we’d get away without an Avatar 5? His and his writing group have come up with five complete freaking scripts. We are getting Avatar 5, also.

January 1, 2016: He’s losing steam. How can he get it done?

April 14, 2016:”Next time I see you will be on Pandora,” Cameron informs a Comic Con audience. He’s back, baby! And this time, he is promising a new Avatar almost every other Christmas: Avatar 2 is slated for release on Christmas 2018, together with Avatar 3 after on Christmas 2020, Avatar 4 on Christmas 2022, also teaser 5 on Christmas 2023.

September 8, 2016: Sam Worthington is deep in to his Christian movie stardom, Zoe Saldana is with Guardians of this Galaxy today, but Cameron is still hard at work on these Avatar movies. You’ll get them once you get them. Okay?!? “We have not moved that goal yet, but we will if we need to,” Cameron says. “The important thing for me isn’t when the very first one comes out however, the cadence of the release pattern.”

April 22, 2017: Shady’s back, tell a friend: James Cameron has started production, with an adjusted deadline: Expect Avatar 2 on December 18, 2020; Avatar 3 on December 17, 2021; Avatar 4 on December 20, 2024; and Avatar 5 on December 19, 2025.

September 25, 2017: Seven years later, Cameron has began filming! Fox says the very first Avatar sequel is going to be published December 18, 2020. Avatar 3 includes a year after, and the last two will be due December 2024 and 2025. The Avatar Sequels are not only about the destination (again, Pandora, if you’ve forgotten in the interim). Avatar is all about James Cameron’s journey.

May 7, 2019: It has only been 588 days since this very important deadline has been updated, and I’ve returned to offer critical news! (You believe the Avatar sequels are your ally? You adopted the Avatar sequels. I had been born to them, modeled by these !)

In light of the Disney-Fox acquisition, the House of Mouse has released an updated — and exhaustive — release schedule for all of its new titles. “Four forthcoming Avatar films, expanding the energetic world of Pandora, will launch on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year starting in 2021,” Disney says. We are getting the sequel on December 17, 2021; Avatar 3 onDecember 22, 2023; Avatar 4 onDecember 19, 2025; and Avatar 5 on December 17, 2027. (Incredibly optimistic of James Cam’ron to presume we shall still be living on a habitable planet in 2027, frankly!) These pictures may or may not be branded Avatar: The Means of Water, Avatar: The Seed Bearer, Avatar: The Tulkun Rider, and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa. Your move, Marvel.

March 17, 2020: Things were going so well from the near-year involving spring 2019 and spring 2020! (Granted, James Cam’ron did become a random feud with a diver, but that’s really very fun and petty play!) Production on the Avatar sequels, however, screeched to a halt on account of the coronavirus. As cities around the globe were shutting down to contain the virus, Avatar producer Jon Landau told the New Zealand Heraldthat creation was briefly suspended:”We’ve delayed it. We had plans to come down Friday night with a bunch of people and start back up and we made the choice to hold off and continue working here [Los Angeles], and come down there a bit later than we had intended.” Weta Digital would continue to work on the movie’s digital effects throughout the pause in creation.

April 2, 2020: Other directors and other movies are falling prey to the worldwide shutdown, with launch plans and opening days changing to the calendar. Disney releases an updated release calendar of its movies, noting that the initial Avatar sequel is still slated to emerge December 17, 2021.

May 11, 2020: Let’s be reasonable here: Production on all these Avatar sequels can only last so long. Time is ticking! “It is putting a major crimp in our pace ,” he explained. “I want to return to work on Avatar, which right now we’re not permitted to perform under state emergency legislation or principles. So it is all on hold right now.” Talking from his Malibu home, the filmmaker clarified that he was about to travel halfway across the globe to get a stage of the shoot until lockdown place paid to those programs. “We were about to shoot down in New Zealand, so that got pushed. We are attempting to get back to it as fast as we could.”

May 22, 2020: And we back, and we back, and we backwe backwe back! (A Chance the Rapper reference is reasonable here, I believe, because in most ways the Avatar sequels are all we have got.) Producer Jon Landau declared that manufacturing is resuming in June. “Our Avatar sets are ready — and we couldn’t be more excited to be led back to New Zealand next week,” he wrote, sharing a photo of a”command vessel” and also a”jetboat.”