Avatar 2: All new updates and release dates and reason for delays
Although the sequel to Avatar is still a long time away, returning actor Stephen Lang has assured fans that it will be worth the wait.
“Look, there are people who are going to just adore this world,” he said to EW in August 2021, adding that he can’t say anything about the sequel because they’ll “cut my balls off if I do.”
“Look, there are people who are going to just adore this world,” he said to EW in August 2021, adding that he can’t say anything about the sequel because they’ll “cut my balls off if I do.” So that’s good to know. While Lang isn’t talking, we’re not out of luck when it comes to learning more about Avatar 2.
Numerous postponements of the sequel’s release date have occurred, but the most recent one was brought on by events beyond its control. Due to the current global situation, the film’s release date has been pushed back to December 2022.
For the time being, we can hold out hope that Avatar 2 will finally arrive in theatres in December 2022, kicking off a succession of sequels every other year until Avatar 5 in December 2028.
But before we get too excited, let’s stick to Avatar 2 for the time being. All the details you need to know about James Cameron’s long-delayed sequel are here.
Release date of Avatar 2: When will Avatar 2 be released in theatres?
Due to the ongoing global health crisis, Avatar 2 will be released on December 16, 2022, instead of December, 2021, as previously announced.
Early in June, New Zealand production resumed (not without controversy though). According to Cameron’s announcement in September 2020, “100% complete” on Avatar 2 and around 95% finished on Avatar 3.
Aside from that, there’ll be a lot of virtual production and visual effects work involved in the sequel, just like the original film.
Why For so long Avatar 2 has remained a mystery.
You can read about the sequel’s long and winding road to the big screen right here. Although it now seems almost absurd that Avatar 2 was supposed to be released in December 2014, Avatar 3 would be released the following year.
Filming on Avatar 2 was supposed to begin in April 2016, but the month passed without any action. Work on the motion-capture portion of the film was originally scheduled to begin in August 2017, but it actually began in September of the following year, in January 2017.
It took the announcement of a fourth Avatar film to move everything up and then again, with Avatar 2 set for December 2017 as the new target date (and the rest set for 2018 and 2019 presumably). According to James Cameron, the delays were caused by his “very involved” writing process.
According to the prevailing theory at the time, Avatar 2 was put on hold in January 2017 after Star Wars: The Last Jedi moved from May to December 2017.
Following Disney’s acquisition of Fox, the sequel was originally scheduled to arrive in theatres in December 2020. However, that date was pushed back to December 2021, which brings us to the most recent delay.
In spite of any setbacks, Cameron has remained calm and collected. “It was a seven-year gap between The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, seven-year gap between Alien and Aliens,
Titles for Avatar sequels: What is the name of Avatar 2?
We’ve been calling them Avatar 2, Avatar 3, and so on, but the titles have yet to be officially confirmed.
However, the BBC reported in November 2018 that the films could be titled Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar: The Seed Bearer, Avatar: The Tulkun Rider, and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa.
The titles have been confirmed by Cameron, but they could be subject to change.
Who will be returning to Avatar 2?
All of the core cast members of the original Avatar are on contract, so Cameron’s stars will be back in the movie when it comes out in theatres.
Both Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are returning to reprise their roles as the human-turned-Na’vi, Jake Sully, in the sequel to Avatar.
Stephen Lang is back as the deceased Colonel Miles Quaritch, and he will be the main villain of the four films. The sequel will allow him to “really go to town and examine the character in detail,” he said (via The National).
“I’m not going to say exactly HOW we’re bringing him back, but it’s a science fiction story, after all” explained James Cameron.
After reading all four Avatar scripts, Sigourney Weaver says, “Having read all four, I think they’re absolutely extraordinary and worth the wait.”
Kate Winslet will reprise her role as Ronal in all of the Avatar sequels, her first collaboration with James Cameron since Titanic in 1997.
CCH Pounder will reprise her role as Neytiri’s mother, Mo’at, and Matt Gerald will return as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet in the upcoming season. In addition to Oona Chaplin and Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco (The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie) will join the sequels as General Ardmore, a new character introduced in the first film, as well.
Sully’s family and children from another Na’vi clan called Metkayina, led by Cliff Curtis, have been revealed by EW as supporting cast members. Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, Jack Champion, and Duane Evans Jr. are just a few of the talented individuals on this list.
Dr. Karina Mogue, played by Marvel’s Michelle Yeoh, made her first appearance on set in March 2021. It’s possible, based on the photo’s caption, that she’ll appear in Avatar 3 as well.
With the addition of Vin Diesel and Jemaine Clement as marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin, whom director James Cameron calls “one of my favourite characters,” to the sequel cast, the Fast & Furious star has expanded his resume yet again.
The inclusion of Harry Potter’s David Thewlis in the sequel was initially met with scepticism. According to the latest information, he won’t be appearing in Avatar 3 (or 4, or 5).
The Avatar 2 plot: What is the Avatar 2 storyline?
When it comes to plot details for Avatar 2, director James Cameron has teased that it will deal with “familial and imprisonment” themes.
There will be four separate films if all four sequels are made, according to producer Jon Landau. Even if you haven’t seen Avatar, you’ll still enjoy the sequel.
While Sully and Neytiri have risen to positions of leadership in their tribe in the years following the events of Avatar, the focus of the story appears to be on their children.
We’ve heard that they’ll also be exploring Pandora’s oceans and volcanoes, which will make “you shit yourself with your mouth wide open.” According to our understanding, that’s a good thing…
Motion capture scenes for Avatar 2 will be shot underwater to emphasise the importance of water.
Landau said of the four sequels, though technological feats are clearly integral to the movie: “At the heart of any movie are the characters. One of the strengths of great scripts are always the universal and relatable themes… There’s no more relatable theme than family.”
Cameron has confirmed that Jake and Neytiri have an 8-year-old daughter together, so there will be a time jump between the first and second Avatar films. “Some dark places” had to be visited by Worthington for Avatar 2 and 3, he said.
A “new Na’vi sign language” has also been created for the film by Baby Driver’s CJ Jones, who is deaf and has been hired to create a “bespoke sign language” for the movie. Cameron promises that the films’ appearance will be so advanced that you “just won’t be able to imagine” what they’ll be like.