Avatar Movie Series: Sequels, Release Dates, Plot, Technology Used, Casting & Everything You Should Know
As the second series in the film ‘Avatar;’ is due for release, there’s no wonder that you would be hearing nonstop from every film critic out there about all the reasons that made Avatar a masterpiece in global cinema. Needless to say, the film broke several box office records upon its release. Watching this move on the big screen has given the audience a whole new cinematic experience.
Avatar-A Cinematic Wonder
James Cameron‘s Avatar is a cinematic wonder that shattered almost all the global broke box office records. It’s been more than a decade since Avatar was first released & its jaw-dropping visuals, excellent use of 3D, and the immersive setting of Pandora are among the few reasons why this film has made such a global impact on the big screens.
However, in an interview with USA Today, James Cameron shared his personal opinion about why the movie was such a big hit & why he’s so keen to raise the bar with the upcoming sequels.
On the occasion of the film’s tenth anniversary, Cameron shared a lot of interesting facts about Avatar. He said that prior to the commencement of scriptwriting for the sequels, he and his team have carefully analyzed all the reasons that contributed to making the first film in the series such a massive hit so they could replicate its success in the sequels. So, let’s know about Cameron’s opinion in his own words.
“Avatar is about finding our home, finding our family, finding our clan. And fighting to protect that which we found and earn our place in it. That turns out to be a more important part of it than people realize. That’s why it spoke to every culture in the world and shot to No. 1 in every market. It was dealing with a universal truth of the human condition that transcended culture.”
Avatar didn’t really set the box office on fire since the very first day of its release. It slowly garnered popularity from the strong word of mouth and there was no looking back. It went on to become the highest-grossing film ever until this record was broken by Marwel’s ‘Avengers-Endgame’. After watching the film on the big screen, everyone was left amazed by its visual wonders.
Box-office Records of Avatar
Avatar went on to become the first film to gross more than $2 billion in the global film industry. It also went on to become the best-selling film of 2010 in the United States. Having been nominated for nine Academy Awards it won three awards & the list include Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects
The technology used in Avatar
Cameroon used a combination of 3D and CGI wherein he mixed real footage with CGI that was motion captured for Avatar. In this film, there’s extensive use of technologies like CGI for Performance Capture, Digital Animation, Stereoscopic 3D Fusion Camera System, Virtual Camera, and Simul-Cam.
In a recent interview, Cameroon said that shooting for Avatar 2 is 10 times much harder & complicated than the original. Most of the storyline revolves around life underwater & creating whole new underwater visuals would only set the bar higher and higher.
“I don’t do it because it’s hard. We’re doing it because things that haven’t been done before are the freshest” says Cameroon
Release Dates of Avatar Series
Cameroon has planned 5 sequels for Avatar with Avatar 2 scheduled to be released at Christmas 2022, & the rest of the sequels are scheduled to be alternate with Star Wars movies.
Here’s the Schedule for Avatar Sequels
2022: Avatar 2
2022: Star Wars movie
2023: Avatar 3
2024: Star Wars movie
2025: Avatar 4
2026: Star Wars movie
2027: Avatar 5
Avatar Film Titles:
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Cameron said that the following names are being considered as the contenders for the next sequels:
Avatar: The Way of Water
Avatar: The Seed Bearer
Avatar: The Tulkun Rider
Avatar: The Quest for Eywa
Avatar Cast and Crew:
All four movies in the series are going to be directed by James Cameron. The film’s script is being handled by Shane Salerno alongside Cameroon.
- Zoe Saldana as Neytiri
- Sam Worthington as Jake Sully
- Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge
- Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch
- Joel David Moore as Norm Spellman
- CCH Pounder as Mo’at
- Matt Gerald as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet
- Sigourney Weaver
- Jemaine Clement as Dr. Ian Garvin
- Kate Winslet as Ronal
- Oona Chaplin as Varang
- Michelle Yeoh as Dr. Karina Mogue
- Edie Falco as General Ardmore
- David Thewlis
In an interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cameroon said that “We were very fortunate, so I don’t see any roadblocks to us getting the picture finished, getting both pictures finished.”
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