Release Dates Set for ‘Avatar’ Sequels
James Cameron has announced the release dates for 4 ‘Avatar’ sequels.
Eight years after the tremendous success of Avatar, which grossed $2.7 billion worldwide, we finally know for sure when to expect a sequel.
Following years of delays, production on the sequels is underway according to 20th Century Fox, with Avatar 2 due on screen in 2020, and the rest released between 2021 and 2025.
The official Avatar Facebook page also confirmed the news, stating that production has started.
Great to be working with the best team in the business! Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four…
Cameron originally hoped its sequels would be released from 2015 onwards, however his original idea for two sequels then grew into four, and he noted earlier this year that the series was an “epic undertaking”.
In January he said that filming for Avatar 2 could begin since he had finished writing Avatar 5. He stated in an interview:
“The thing is, my focus isn’t on Avatar 2. My focus is on Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5 equally. That’s exactly how I’m approaching it. They’ve all been developed equally. I’ve just finished the script to Avatar 5. I’m now starting the process of active prep. I’ll be working with the actors in the capture volume in August, so I’m booked in production every day between now and then.”
Stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and producer Jon Landau are all returning to work on the sequels. Saldana confirmed she will be traveling to New Zealand to start shooting later this summer.