Twelve long years ago, James Cameron released the movie that smashed all box offices across the world. And for so long, the movie kept the record for being the highest-grossing movie of all time. It wasn’t until the decade-long revolution of Avengers: Endgame came along and beat the record once and for all! But like all champions, Avatar once again beat the record for Endgame and came back to the top of the list. So, it is once again the highest-grossing movie of all time! But now, James Cameron is coming back for a sequel to the mystery and adventure! After the first movie’s events, the destruction of the Pandora movie caused the deaths of several members of the Na’vi tribe. Many of them had to relocate their homes. What could happen next for the people of Pandora?
A cast that comes back for more!
In the first movie, we saw some exceptional cast members. Now, all those cast members have become bankable names in the Hollywood industry. In addition, many of them have been a part of some of the most significant projects over the last few years.
After 12 years, the two members that reprise their roles are Jake Sully and Zoe Saldana. They are coming back as part of the Na’vi tribe. Sam Worthington comes back in as Jake Sully. He was a former human who fell in love with Neytiri, who was one of the members of the tribe. All of this happened while he was a part of the Avatar program. But when the war took place between the humans and the Na’vi, Jake took the side of the tribe and led them to victory against the humans. He then became the new leader of the Omaticaya.
Zoe Saldana also comes back as Neytiri. She is primarily known to be Jake’s love interest in the movie. She is also the daughter of the previous clan chief and the future Tashik of the clan.
Other than these two, you also have CCH Pounder, who reprises her role as Mo’at, the Omaticaya’s spiritual leader, and Neytiri’s mother. Cliff Curtis also comes in as new blood. He is Tonowari and is known to be the leader of the reef people clan of Metkayina. And the biggest news for the cast is that for the first time, Kate Winslet will also be joining the cast as Ronal. She is a freediver of the Metkayina. For the coming movie, it is said that her scenes are some of the most pivotal and have a significant contribution to the story.
The exciting fact about Kate Winslet joining this movie is that after 25 long years, this will be her second film with the legendary filmmaker James Cameron. It was 25 years ago that she first worked with him on one of the best cinematic works of all time, Titanic, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.
We also have some people on the human side of the movie. Some prominent cast members from that side are Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Matt Gerald, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, and many others.
The legendary James Cameron once again returns as director!
There are only a few directors who we can safely say have stood the test of time. Their work has been around for so long that they have made it big with some big blockbusters spanning decades of work.
People like Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, and Steven Spielberg are some of the most iconic examples. Adding one more to the list is the legendary filmmaker James Cameron. He is the man who gave rise to invincible blockbusters such as The Terminator movies, Aliens, True Lies, Titanic, The Abyss, Alita: Battle Angel and many others. His name as a director has reached the stars. After all, his Academy Award wins for the Titanic as Best Director, and Best Picture can never be forgotten.
He is one of the greats and still has a lot to give to the industry. Over the years, he has been working as an aspiring environmentalist and has even been known for his Deep-Sea Challenger mission a few years ago. That mission made him explore some of the deepest parts of the ocean and reached as far down as 10,898 meters.
Avatar 3 is confirmed for 2024!
In an interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, it was confirmed by director James Cameron that not just the second part but the third part is also in development. After years and years of work, the creators have been working effortlessly on multiple sequels for the movie series.
With all this in mind, he also hinted that there might also be a new Terminator movie that may also take a few years to make. And he can neither confirm that Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger might both come back as the unforgettable duo. However, no official announcements have been made for their return as of now.
But yes, it is safe to say that Cameron has confirmed movies like Avatar 3 and 4. As of now, the only project we look forward to hitting the theatres is Avatar 2!
Production process and release dates for the movie
There have been many performance capture scenes in the movie that the creators have been working on. The principal photography for the movie started in the year 2017. Later, Cameron then announced that the movie had finished the performance capture production in November 2018.
Cameron also confirmed that the live-action filming has also been completed in New Zealand. After three years of hard work, James Cameron said that the movie is 95% complete now because some live-action scenes have to be shot outside New Zealand.
Although, even after all this hard work, the release date for the movie is much farther than expected. It is set to release somewhere in late 2022, on the date of December 16th. The screenplay has once again been written by Cameron himself and even Josh Friedman. Friedman is again known for some great projects such as Snowpiercer, some of the Terminator movies, Locke and Key, War of the Worlds, and many other great works.
At this point, we can say that it will be a long wait for the second movie; although it has been confirmed, considering the shooting and editing process, the movie would take almost a year and a half. And happily, the sequel might again break the box office records. It might even top the charts. Avatar 2 hits theatres on December 16th, 2022. The mystical adventure continues. Jake Sully and Neytiri lead another battle against the humans!