After Avatar released in 2009, the audience was made aware of the fact that it broke new grounds in cinema fully showcased the hugely untapped potential of CGI use. However, it has been six years without a sequel but the film is still remembered quite fondly.
Reports suggested that the production of Avatar 2 started in 2014 and according to James Cameron himself, it is highly unlikely that we will get to see this movie anytime soon. On surprising note, the director admitted that the present state of technology isn’t good enough for what he wishes to do with this film and therein lays the main problem.
He further declared that he has a bunch of ideas that should bear fruition but they would require some use of technology that just isn’t there yet. The upcoming film (or films) would require complicated filming and intensive post-processing due to the fact that he wants to explore the underwater part of Pandora in great detail.
The makers are not yet aware if that can be supported by the current level of technology, however, it definitely sounds like something that people would love to see in the upcoming movie. Cameron has planned something highly unusual and tremendously exciting that which possibly has the capacity to blow your minds like it did back in Avatar.
However, he hasn’t been specific about the kind of technology that is currently missing. Thankfully, rendering tech is in a quite advanced state right now but there are a lot of good things that can be done with the application of modern technology. The only rumor that we have heard about right now is the fact that it has to do something with motion capture.
Keep in mind that there are many things which take a lot of time to render and with a movie like Avatar 2, we can only imagine the huge amount of time it will justifiably take. Usually, we see the use of huge server clusters for rendering films, as in the case of Disney. If Cameron wants to release Avatar 2 in time, he will definitely need to use something like that.
However, on a more exciting note, Cameron has clearly confirmed that he wants it to be a trilogy. It is not often that you see two sequels being confirmed at the same time, especially in case of massive franchises like Avatar. The first film ended with some major cliffhangers and this left a lot of room for exciting developments and additions in the future.
There are a lot of ways this story can go and Cameron might decide to choose an entirely new direction for the upcoming movies. As it is, it will be quite difficult to pack a huge cluster of ideas into two movies.
Previously, this is what Cameron said to Coming Soon, “We’re making up an ocean ecosystem for Pandora. That’s gonna have less to do with the deep exploration that I’ve done than it has to do with my concerns about conservation of Earth’s oceans.”
However, keeping in mind the lack of advanced technology needed to accomplish this film, we can be sure that Cameron has some neat tricks up his sleeve and we just aren’t aware of it yet.
In the meantime, Zoe Saldana mentioned in an interview with Crossmap that Avatar 2 is going to be pretty emotional and admitted that they actually choked up when director James Cameron relayed it to them.
Meanwhile, similar to Star Wars fanboys, supporters of the Avatar franchise are getting known for the patience and loyalty to this franchise. After the first revolutionary movie was released in 2009, fans expected that the next installment might release soon due to the huge success of the first movie.