In 2009, James Cameron’s “Avatar” was a two-billion dollar box office hit. Aside from that, it also has several overwhelming cinematic achievements in all major motion picture awards panels. With that in mind, the “Avatar 2” production team is probably feeling the pressure to make the sequel as good as the original film.
It was reported that after exchanging brilliant ideas with several world-renowned screenwriters, the multi-award winning director decided to make, not just two, but four more sequels for the franchise. He soon became aware that he has extensive materials to create more sequels.
“So far, what I am seeing in pure imagination is far beyond the first film. We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic project, making four epic films, each of which stands alone but together forms a complete saga,” Cameron said during his appearance in the Screening Room at CinemaCon.
As for the release dates, the Canadian-born director stated that the game plan was to release the upcoming films in the big screen in December 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023.
It was noted in “Avatar” that Dr. Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver), an exobiologist and head of the Avatar Program, was dying or had died, and she even uttered the name of Pandora’s deity, Eywa. That is what everyone believed.
But, the veteran actress has confirmed that her role will carry on in the upcoming installment. She described that the upcoming series are more of a family saga.
“In my opinion, the three scripts I’ve read so far are many times more amazing than the first one in terms of their scope. He did a lot of the heavy lifting in the first movie, establishing the family and the relationships and the world, and now he really gets to play,” Weaver told Variety.
Aside from Weaver, another character will be resurrected, in one way or another, in the upcoming movies. Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang) will live on despite getting arrowed a couple of times in “Avatar.”