With the Avatar sequels set to begin filming this year, star Sam Worthington promises a mind-blowing visual experience with a story built around the central concept of family.
We Got This Covered briefly got to talk with actor about the sequels while he promoted his upcoming drama The Shack. When asked about the way that director James Cameron is going to handle the four sequels to the highest-grossing film ever made, Worthington said the following:
“They’re going to be shooting concurrently. 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. This film is going to be like nothing you’ve ever seen. 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.”
Over the years, Cameron has made a few general statements about the plans for the Avatar sequels, suggesting that 2 will be about Pandora’s oceans, that 3 will explore Pandora’s sister moons, and that 4 will be a prequel of sorts. The big question that needs to be answered is if Avatar can justify having so many sequels when popular culture has largely forgotten about it, but given that Cameron has only had one big underperformer in his entire career as a director (The Abyss), perhaps betting against him isn’t the smartest idea.
Avatar 2 is currently slated for a December 2018 release, although this tentative date may change depending on how quickly the movie can be filmed and edited together. Avatar 3, Avatar 4, and Avatar 5 are scheduled for December releases in 2020, 2022, and 2023, respectively. Aside from Sam Worthington, other cast members set to return for the four-movie shoot include Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang.
Source: We Got This Covered