Incredible to think that it could be a complete decade between films for James Cameron. As Avatar 2 steps up for production work in 2017. The title is earmarked for an initial release date of December 21, 2018. But there is every indication that the film will be pushed back as Cameron juggles a number of other projects including a reboot of The Terminator.
The 2009 original made history upon it's debut, securing an incredible $2.78b at the box office to set the franchise off on the best possible note. Yet the time between installments has eaten away at that momentum as actress Sigourney Weaver argued that the sequel could take as long as 2020 to appear on the big screen by the time the filmmaker is happy with the final product.
Sam: When James Says Jump, I Ask How High
Sitting down this week in New York City, as he promotes his film The Shack, Australian actor Sam Worthington talked about the sheer dedication and long-term vision Cameron has as a director and what will be in store.
“They’re going to be shooting concurrently," Worthington said of Avatar 2 and 3. "The plan is to have some time in between, I think, but these things are always ambiguous until they start. We’re still set to start in the summer, though. James needed time to perfect the scripts. Whenever he says jump I go because he’s the man. I’ve read all the scripts, they’re great. This is going to be Jake eight years later, and he’s got a family now."
A2 Aiming To Blow Their Predecessor Out Of The Water
As if to steal a quote from Joe Russo from Avengers: Infinity War, Worthington gave a glowing review of what he believes will set a new benchmark for the series and cinema at large. With production starting this summer, clearly Cameron has been talking a big game for the title as fans await to hear more details on the matter.
"This film is going to be like nothing you’ve ever seen," he argued. "The world is bigger than the first one, but essentially, it’s a movie about family. Jake will still have that essence of a kid seeing the world for the first time, but he’s been living in the world for a while now, so what’s this world he’s seeing now for the first time? The film will explore that within this family dynamic.”
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