Avatar shook the box office when it released back in 2009. Moreover, the movie (which had a mind-blowing budget at the time) broke all previous records and climbed right up. Besides, Avatar, with it’s fictional and enchanting storyline and never seen before cinematography, left everyone baffled.
And now, after nearly a decade, Avatar 2 appears in the making, ready to take the top rank once again. Meanwhile, James Cameron has worked on this sequel for 10 years, and that itself speaks a lot.
Avatar will have four upcoming sequels
However, the crew has more than one film in mind. YES! After years of waiting for just one sequel, the audience are blessed with…. four sequels! If you didn’t know, Disney purchased Fox last year, and they made the ultimate decision to release one sequel of the sci-fi film every year.
Does this sound like a dream, an Avatar sequel every other December? Wow, we’re here for it. But on the other hand, fans are now worried that this might not go according to plan because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Furthermore, the official Avatar twitter page confirms that live-action filming for the sequel’s on hold. Of course, the cast and crew need to stay safe at the moment and not risk the lives of each other.
However, there’s still some hope left. John Landau, the producer of Avatar 2, revealed that virtual production would continue in a safe environment. We all know Avatars all about the great cinematography and outstanding on-screen effects.
Avatar 2 set to hit the theatres in December 2021
We can all take a breath of relief since that means the production’s still making progress. Especially since, just like Cameron’s first Avatar film, the sequel as well will have a lot of CGI-animation in it. Meanwhile, the live-action shooting’s delayed, but hopefully, they will cover it up on time. The most important thing at the moment is that the crew and cast are fulfilling their bit and staying home.
Furthermore, Avatar 2 will feature several new environments that didn’t feature in the first movie. Besides, the cast was currently shooting in New Zealand. On the other hand, Cameron already managed to shoot loads of motion-capture footage, which the Weta Digital and VFC artists can work on during this time of social distancing.
In the end, we can’t conclude if the release will face a delay. However, we hope Avatar 2, directed by James Cameron, still sticks for the December 2021 premiere.