EXCLUSIVE: Matt Gerald officially has signed on to 20th Century Fox’s James Cameron Avatar sequels and will reprise his role as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet. He joins previous Avatar rep players Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, CCH Pounder and Joel David Moore. Cliff Curtis and Oona Chaplin also boarded the sequels this year as newcomers to the cast. Avatar 2 begins shooting this fall and will open on December 18, 2020. The sequels thereafter will open during…
‘Avatar 2’ was originally set to arrive in cinemas in December 2014. It’s March 2017 now, and director James Cameron has revealed the film has been delayed yet again, and will no longer meet its planned 2018 release date. Cameron took his time with ‘Avatar’, which was released twelve years after his previous feature film ‘Titanic’, and given they’re the two highest-grossing films of all time it makes sense that he’d be given time to develop a sequel. Not just one sequel either, four, in what is sure to be one of the most expensive film productions in history if the films are indeed set to release in quick succession and be shot back-to-back.
James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sequel feels like it’s been a lifetime in the making, with the follow-up to the 2009 sci-fi adventure still on its way. What’s more, Cameron has confirmed a third, fourth, and fifth instalment will be made, each released in 2020, 2022, 2023. In the Toronto Star, director James Cameron revealed that ‘Avatar 2’ is now delayed yet again, but despite its unconfirmed arrival he did say the remaining four sequels are all one giant entity in terms of getting them made.
James Cameron‘s first of four planned Avatar sequels is still two years away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit the film’s alien moon of Pandora much sooner. Avatar: Discover Pandora opens its doors in Taipei this Wednesday. The inaugural stop of 20th Century Fox and Cameron’s sprawling, high-tech exhibition will spend three months at the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Place A11 6F Xinyi Theater before embarking on a world tour. (Future dates will be unveiled at avatardiscoverpandora.com.)
The brain trust behind Avatar is about to launch an immersive, interactive experience that aims to take fans inside James Cameron’s extraterrestrial world. Titled Avatar: Discover Pandora (and not to be confused with Walt Disney World’s planned Pandora-themed land or Cirque du Soleil’s Avatar-based traveling show Toruk), the 12,000-square-foot exhibition comes stocked with life-sized creatures (including the soaring Banshees and vicious Viperwolf) and is set to open Dec. 7 in Taipei before embarking on a world tour.
Four different directors, almost 10 years in the making and costing an alleged £100million, yet ‘Empires of the Deep’, China’s planned answer to ‘Avatar’, remains unreleased. “I think I’m the only one who’s seen it other than the creators,” says actor Steve Polites, who signed a three month contract in 2009 to play the hero of ‘Empires of the Deep’ (and weirdly two other characters), only to find himself still stuck in China nine months later. “[Jon has] a really good heart and the core of a great idea, but couldn’t let go of it,” says Mark Byers, a Hollywood veteran who came on in late 2007 as a producer to try and help.
James Cameron, who is currently deep into his ‘Avatar’ sequels, took some time out to give his two cents on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. - Why is Keanu Reeves at Parliament? In an interview that has surfaced on YouTube, he first couches his comments by explaining that 'Star Wars’ originator George Lucas is 'a friend of mine’, before revealing his ambivalence towards the new movie.
Making a surprise appearance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, filmmaker James Cameron revealed that he’s now working on four ‘Avatar’ sequels, instead of his earlier tally of three. It’s no secret that ‘Avatar’ was a huge success for 20th Century Fox back in 2009… and with its ground-breaking stereoscopic filming, it was considered the big success story of modern 3D movies. Of course, 20th Century Fox had already planned to make three ‘Avatar’ sequels… but Cameron explained that the huge amount of material they were developing quickly added to the saga.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is on pace to overtake Jim Cameron’s “Avatar” as the highest-grossing film of all time globally, just four days after it opened in the U.S. and most of the world. On Monday, the film’s $40 million haul put an exclamation point on an incredible opening weekend, in which it shattered records with the biggest domestic, foreign and worldwide openings. The monster debut by the hugely anticipated space opera erases any doubt that the 2015 domestic box office will be the biggest in history at over $11 billion, and Rentrak revised its estimates for the year to reflect that on Tuesday.
One thing director James Cameron can never, ever be accused of is a lack of ambition. After following up the former biggest box office hit ever, 1997′s ‘Titanic,’ with the current biggest box office hit ever, 2009′s ‘Avatar,’ he’s gearing up to go even bigger.
It’s more or less assured that ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will become the biggest movie of all time at the worldwide box office. The predictions coincide with another bold move by Disney, who bought Lucasfilm for what now seems like a bargain price of $4 billion in 2012. It’s safe to say that with its pedigree and past performances at the box office on six previous occasions, coupled with recent patterns of spending by moviegoers that surpassing this already staggering achievement is more than likely. The likely performance of the movie, directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, alongside original stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, will raise the bar for James Cameron’s long-in-gestation 'Avatar’ sequels.
While previewing its upcoming live-action film slate at the D23 fan expo, Disney dropped the blockbuster news that the company’s vaunted Imagineers were plotting an immersive Star Wars Land to cover 14 acres at both the Orlando and Anaheim outpost. Later on, however, during a separate panel focusing solely on the theme parks, we learned the studio-resort synergy will encompass far more than a cantina and Millennium Falcon simulator. In fact, it stretches beyond Star Wars to the company’s other acquired brands, Marvel and Pixar.
Pandora’s mastermind, James Cameron, is overseeing the creation of the film’s first attraction spin-off, a massive alien jungle at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.