'Avatar 2' news: Release pushed back to 2017; 'emotional' sequel, superb setting, cinematography expected


Initially slated for a 2016 release, the sequel of Avatar is once again pushed back to a later date. However, film director James Cameron assures fans that the wait will be worth it.

It was not the first time that “Avatar 2” was delayed. According to Movie Pilot, the sequel was initially slated for 2014. It was then moved to 2016, and now, reports indicate that it is pinned for 2017. The sequel will be focusing on underwater scenes that will mimic the floating island in the first film as “Avatar 2’s” central theme will revolve around Pandora’s ocean ecosystem.

Aside from this, Cameron revealed that other Na’vi cultures will be discovered. The director intends to infuse the inspiration he got from his trip to Marianas Trench, so fans can expect that the sequel will feature excellent setting, images, and characters.

Fans can also expect third and fourth sequels as Cameron revealed early this year that “We’re writing three simultaneously,” noted Crossmap. He explained, “[And] we’ve done that so that everything tracks throughout the three films. We’re not just going to do one and then make up another one and another one after that and parallel with that, we’re doing all the design. So we’ve designed all the creatures and the environments.”

Nonetheless, he assured that the succeeding sequels will be faster compared to the hiatus of the first and second film, as they are currently improving their software and computer graphic tools.

Meanwhile, Zoe Saldana, who plays Neytiri, revealed in the same report that “Avatar 2” will be emotional. She admitted that “she gets choked up” when Cameron gets emotional while telling the story. As reportde by Venture Capital Post, It is also possible that a big battle between humans and the Na’vi will happen, which may pull apart Neytiri and Jake Sully (Sam Worthington). Aside from these, the sequel will also feature more of Jake’s family.

“Avatar 2” is slated to hit the big screen on Dec. 25, 2017.