Avatar is undisputedly one of the best sci-fi movies ever made, and no fan of the genre can deny that. It took the audience’s perception by surprise with its intricately detailed picturization of a fantastical world. It was undoubtedly ahead of its time. However, fans have been waiting for more than ten years for a sequel to the 2009 movie but no relief.
James Cameron is an all-rounder of the movie handling all the major roles in production, including being a producer, director, and editor. Moreover, he is also a co-writer for the movie. Cameron has a grand vision for the franchise, with four more sequels to the original film lined up. But let’s just keep this to the upcoming sequel, that is, Avatar 2, and find out more about its release date and other updates.
Avatar 2: Release Date
Cameron expressed his desire for the sequels even before the first movie hit theatres, and its huge success confirmed it. He declares two sequels in 2010, the first one to be out in 2014. Apparently, that did not happen, and here we are still waiting for it. The film has faced almost eight significant delays. The latest delay scheduled the movie for a release on December 22, 2022.
This recent delay is attributes to the Corona pandemic rather than it being production’s fault. The good news is Avatar 2 is almost done and dusted, and the third movie in the franchise is also almost complete. The post-production works will take up the rest of the time until the release. The subsequent sequels up to the fifth part are scheduling for release in 2024, 2026, and 2028. It seems like the franchise is going to dominate the next decade if all goes well, and they can keep up with the technology as they did in the first movie.
Avatar 2: Cast
Nobody has any doubts about the core cast returning because they are all on contract. Zoe Saldana has made her way up since 2009 with big movies like Guardians of the Galaxy. She will reprise her role as Na’ vi princesses Neytiri. Sam Worthington will come back as Jake Sully. Sigourney Weaver and Stephan Lang will also be back despite their Characters’ demise in the 2009 film.
Other supporting cast members who will reprise their roles include CCH Pounder as the princess’ mother and Matt Gerald as Layle Wainfleet. Some new faces joining in are Oona Chaplin, Cliff Curtis, and Edie Falco. Quite interestingly, Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel has also signed in for the movie along with Michelle Yeoh.
Events in Avatar 2 take place several years after the intense war in the first part. Jake Sully has taken the title of chieftain and Neytiri, the high priestess of her clan. This story will mainly focus on their children and their adventures.
Cameron has assured a “mouth wide open” experience with never seen before underwater motion capture scenes.
All these details only help to make one impatient with numerous sequels already lined up. It has been long waiting for Avatar 2, and we only hope no further delay aggravates the planned sequels.