Avatar 2 is in pre-production and was supposed to release in 2017, but it looks like the director James Cameron is going to require more time than that to get done with the first sequel of the popular film.
Avatar released in 2009 and was a huge success worldwide. James Cameron had made an entire world for the film and he continued in his creative process to expand the world of Pandora.
Youth Health Magazine has reported that Cameron has decided to release three sequels for Avatar. The first sequel Avatar 2 is scheduled to be released in the second half of 2017 and the following two sequels are going to follow in the next two years.
James Cameron had plans to come out with four sequels, but he was contract bound to limit it to three sequels. Cameron has an entire universe built for Avatar and it wasn’t easy for the Oscar winning director to rework all the material to complete the Avatar story in only three more films.
With the three sequels planned to release right after one another, James Cameron is believed to be shooting for the three sequels simultaneous. He has prepared the detailed script for Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 so that there is no glitch when the shooting goes on the floor. The other reason for the films being shot simultaneously is that Cameron wants the films to have a continuous meta-narrative.
The production house hasn’t released any scoop about Avatar 2. Cameron has only hinted at the fact that the audience will get a chance to explore the other aspects of Pandora. There is a rumor that Avatar 2 is going to focus on the water ecosystem of the planet.
According to the Montreal Gazette James Cameron has revealed his plans for Avatar 2. The three sequels are all going to be stand-alone films, but they will have a common narrative thread that will bring them all together in the end. Cameron informed in an interview that the design and ideating process for Avatar 2 and the other two sequels are almost complete.
Movie News Guide has reported that James Cameron has informed his fans on Toruk that the manners in which the artists have given form to his imagination are outstanding. He said that he had derived inspiration from the ideas himself and it is a creative loop. There are bound to be some changes in the creative process as the idea develops.
The process has been a long one, spanning over two years, but they have finished creating a whole new side of Pandora that will surprise the fans. It is rumored that the plot will again depict a huge war between the humans and the Na’vis, which will be responsible for the lead characters of the film- Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and Jake (Sam Worthington).
There is another rumor that states that Avatar 2 will focus on the emotional side of the story of the main characters, while the first part focused more on the action and the drama. Avatar 2 is going to decide the fate of Neytiri and Jake.
The two have gone through a lot in the last film and now with the war between the humans and the Na’vis starting again, they have more at stake. They are parents to children who are half Na’vi and half humans.