The 'Avatar' Sequels: Everything You Need To Know

All has been fairly quiet on the Avatar sequels front lately, so we thought we’d do a bit of investigating to unearth what information is available to us.  We're nosy like that.

Director James Cameron has admitted they are still in the early stages of production, “Right now we’re developing the software. I’m writing the scripts. We’re designing all the creatures and characters and the settings, an so on.” While he didn’t exactly blow us away with a ton of new details, he did give a little away about what we can expect from the coming movies, “I think it’s going to be spectacular. You’ll see new worlds, new habitats, new cultures.” Hopefully that means that we’ll get to travel a little more around Pandora, and see what else the world has to offer.

james cameron avatarAvatar director James Cameron hasn't given away much plot-wise

The theme from the original movie sounds like it will crop up again, although tackled slightly differently. Cameron said, “The primary conflict between the human view kind of dominating nature and the Na’vi view of being integrated into nature is the same, but it manifests itself in very different ways.” We’d thought that all humans had been driven from Pandora at the end of Avatar, but from the sound of things it looks like they may have managed to worm their way back in somehow. This sounds like a possibility, especially since Cameron recently admitted, “That’s the great thing about Avatar, it’s such a rich world, I can explore any theme or idea that I want. Once you’ve got the characters that an audience loves, it’s great to surprise them and make changes and turns that they don’t expect. And you don’t have to spend so much time of the movie setting up all that stuff, because the audience will remember from the previous film.”  We hope that doesn’t mean that Colonel Quaritch will return from the dead! That would definitely be a surprise that we wouldn’t expect.

sam worthington jake sullySam Worthington will reprise his role as Jake Sully

What we do know for certain is that the Avatar sequels won’t skimp on the special effects. Cameron revealed he plans to “go nuts” with 3D, and that he plans to shoot in 4K, perhaps also making use of the 48 fps high frame rate format used in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Avatar 2 is planned for release Christmas 2016, while Avatar 3 is aimed to be completed in 2017 and released 2018. Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, who played Jake Sully and Neytiri respectively, will also be reprising their roles.

We wonder if there will be any mini Jake Sullys on the scene in the sequel movies? What do you predict will happen in the Avatar sequels?

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