James Cameron’s Avatar franchise is one of the most unique beasts in Hollywood. Since the first film’s incredible success back in 2009, Cameron has been trying to get follow-ups off the ground. In the meantime, the filmmaker has been working very closely with Disney; constructing ‘Pandora: World of Avatar,’ a new component of the Animal Kingdom Park, which is due to open on May 27th. In addition to this, Cameron has finally secured not one, not two, but four release dates for the film’s sequels.
Cameron – last year at CinemaCon – announced that the film will receive four sequels; but many laughed the auteur off for his crazy-dreams. Well, I guess Cameron is the one laughing now! The film’s official Facebook page confirmed the news; they wrote:
Great to be working with the best team in the business! Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels. The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!
Of course, this is a lot to take in. The first film brought in over $2.8 billion worldwide, so, Cameron obviously has something that people care about. As for the sequels and their stories, no one really knows. No actor or actress from the original film has been confirmed to return – as of yet. However, stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the details in the not-so-distant future!
Are you guys excited for the upcoming Avatar sequels? Are you going to check out Disney’s Pandora?
On the lush alien world of Pandora live the Na’vi, beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved. Because the planet’s environment is poisonous, human/Na’vi hybrids, called Avatars, must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Pandora. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such Avatar and falls in love with a Na’vi woman (Zoe Saldana). As a bond with her grows, he is drawn into a battle for the survival of her world.
Avatar 2 is set to hit theatres everywhere on December 18, 2020.