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Here’s everything you need to know about Avatar 2, and its release date.

When Avatar was released way back in 2009 it smashed records and re-ignited 3D cinema experiences, which have died down again significantly since.

James Cameron has consistently reminded us that sequels are on the way, initially promising two more, then three more and then an almighty four more – which are all due to be shot simultaneously. I do worry a little bit that James Cameron has perhaps lost the plot, and wish he would stop ruining his good pieces of work by revisiting them. Prometheus anyone?

Putting aside the fact that shooting one high budget film is often a gruelling experience for everyone working on the project, shooting four at the same time just seems ludicrous. I am sure this news wasn’t received well a few months back by cast and staff. Sigourney Weaver might be a total badass, but coping with four movies released across five years seems mad. If you want the planned release schedule, here it is.

Avatar 2 Dec. 18, 2020

Avatar 3 Dec. 17, 2021

Avatar 4 Dec 20, 2024.

Avatar 5 Dec 19, 2025.

Still, two and a half years is still some way away to wait for a movie. And given the amount of delays, misinformation and nobody seemingly having a clue what’s going on, it seems to be a very rough plan at this stage, even if it has been announced.

The real problem with picking these release dates has been, yep, you guessed it – Star Wars. Disney has pretty much planned in a movie every Christmas time for the near distant future, and the strategy makes sense. The Force Awakens broke records, and Rogue 1 performed very very well. Both were released 8-10 days before Christmas, and you can bet your bottom dollar that this will continue.

So, when does Avatar 2 actually start shooting?

In January 2017 we finally had word that Avatar 2 would start production in August 2017, but there’s been no further updates since then. Again, the thing that makes this strange is James Cameron’s statement that they are all being filmed at the same time, which, if true would mean that it would be very hard to release one before the other. Does that make sense to you? Us neither. Why on earth would you do it this way unless all the stories are intertwining?

The Avatar 2 release date is on Dec 18th, 2020.
James Cameron’s exact words were:

“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.”

Right.

So, who will be the cast for the Avatar sequels?

Good question. And will they even be able to manage the workload? It seems that the contracts signed hold the actors and actresses to the sequels. That being said, when they were signed the actors surely weren’t aware that that would entail four movies across five years. It’s not often that people feel sorry for millionaire movie entertainers, but this acting job seems a little steep.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana seems to pick up every acting job as an alien going at the moment, with appearances in Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Trek. She’ll continue to play the role of the Na’vi princess Neytiri.

Zoe Saldana returns to play the role of the Na’vi princess Neytiri. Source: 20th Century Fox

Sam Worthington

Aussie actor Sam Worthington hasn’t had a lot of action since the Terminator Salvation fiasco (was it going to be anything but?) and the awful Clash of the Titans and its sequel (how?!?!)Wrath of the Titans. Safe to say these debacles have led him to struggle to find the big roles. But an almost guaranteed financial success in the Avatar sequels could be just what the movie doctor ordered, where he would reprise his role as Jake Sully – albeit in Na’vi form.
Sam Worthington will play Jake Sully again. Source: 20th Century Fox

Sigourney Weaver

Much loved amongst Sci-fi fans, Sigourney Weaver will be back. Wait. Didn’t she die? Yes, but apparently she will be a new character according to Weaver. Again. What?
Sigourney Weaver will return, somehow, in Avatar 2. Source: 20th Century Fox

Stephen Lang

Same for Stephen Lang. Sorry to repeat ourselves, but again. What?
Stephen Lang will return in Avatar 2

What’s the plot of Avatar 2?

James Cameron has given away next to nothing, except that there will be new environments, aliens and habitats. Well, sure. Thanks Mr Cameron. Oh, and there will also be a high frame rate, state of the art underwater camera being used, so that’s something.

Naturally, all of this is subject to change. Obviously. Hmmmph.

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