After an extremely successful first Avatar film, Cameron then signed contracts to shoot four more films about the Avatar. We bring you everything we know so far about the next movie in the franchise: Avatar 2.
James Cameron delighted audiences in 2009 with the film Avatar whose story is visually stunning as well as environmentally conscious. The avatar takes us to a somewhat distant future on a planet called Pandora, where people on Earth launched a mining operation and disrupted the lives of the Na’vi, Pandora’s humanoid natives.
In an effort to interact with the Na’vi, humans have created an “Avatar,” a Na’vi body governed by the technologically inserted consciousness of man.
The first Avatar was absolutely revolutionary for its time.
Cameron worked with linguists to create a fully functional Na’vi language, invented his own specialized camera to capture the facial expressions of actors, and paved the way for the future use of motion recording animation. The effects of Avatar were absolutely revolutionary for their time, and the film broke all kinds of box office records.
After an extremely successful first film, Cameron then signed contracts to shoot four more films about the Avatar. We bring you everything we know so far about the next movie in the franchise: Avatar 2.
When is the Release Date of Avatar 2?
It’s been a long time since the first film, and the second part of the Avatar franchise will hit theaters on December 16, 2022. The first two sequels were announced back in 2010, with the hope that they will be released in 2014.
However, there were over eight cancellations of the release date, and the last date change was announced in June 2020, bringing us to the current release date in 2022 (December 16, 2022). The Avatar third part is scheduled to appear in December 2024, the Avatar fourth should come out in December 2026, and the last film in December 2028.
New cast in the Avatar 2 movie?
Many sequels from the first part will appear in this sequel to Avatar, including Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Matt Gerald, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, and Giovanni Ribisi. In the film, we’ll also see the return of Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang… (Spoiler Warning: They, uh, died in Avatar?).
The new cast to join the team includes Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, and Vin Diesel.
Who are the new characters in Avatar 2?
Since most of Avatar 2 takes place among the underwater reefs of Pandora, we meet a new tribe of people on the planet, the inhabitants of the Metkayine Reef.
Kate Winslet is Rona, a freediver and part of the Metkayina tribe, and Cliff Curtis plays Tonowari, the leader of Metkayina. The human side of the new group of the character includes Edie Falco as General Ardmore, a woman in charge of protecting mining interests, Jemaine Clement as a marine biologist dr. Ian Garvin, Michelle Yeoh as dr. Karina Mogue and Oona Chaplin as a character named Varang.
Unfortunately, we don’t yet know what role Vin Diesel plays in Avatar 2, but we can’t wait to find out.
When is Avatar 2 filmed?
After James Cameron announced in February 2017 that the writing of the sequels was complete, preliminary filming of Avatar 2 began in California on August 15, 2017, and work on the digital effects began that summer as well. In September 2017, the main shooting for both Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 began, with much of the underwater motion filming taking place between November 2017 and May 2018 through June 2018.
Zoe Saldana finished filming her parts for Avatar 2 and its sequel, and the filming then moved to New Zealand and lasted for the next six months. Recording of the movement was finally completed in November 2018, followed by a live recording.
Live filming in New Zealand then began in February 2019, lasted until November of that year and was interrupted for the holidays, and continued in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic stopped filming Avatar 2 on March 17, 2020, forcing production to stay in Los Angeles indefinitely. Filming in New Zealand finally resumed in June 2020, and James Cameron announced in September 2020 that live filming was complete.
What is the plot for Avatar 2?
Although many details of Avatar 2 have remained secret, we know that this second part was set on Pandora approximately 12 years after the first film. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) has lived on Pandora for many years since he decided to permanently transfer human consciousness into his Avatar body and become the new leader of the Na’vi people. He and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), originally from Na’vi, have since started a family and had children.
RDA colonizing forces and their mining operations returned to Pandora in reviving the original quest, forcing Jake Sully and Neytiri to flee their homes. Avatar 2 will explore the unknown parts of Pandora and focus on the underwater life of the planet, where we will meet the people of Metkayina. Metkayina is a clan of Pandora natives living among the reefs and oceans and is the central community of the second film.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Cameron said of the sequels: “It will be a natural extension of all themes, characters, and spiritual underground currents. Basically, if you loved the first movie, you’ll like these movies too, and if you hated it, you’ll probably hate them. If you loved him then and later said you hated him, you will probably like him. ”
We look forward to the second part of Avatar!