Today, Entertainment Weekly released some brand new photographs from Jame Cameron’s long-awaited Avatar sequels, including new concept artwork. The images below show how groundbreaking new technology is being used to bring Pandora and new planets to life.
Cameron was also interviewed by EW about the entire scope and spectacle of filming these fantastical films. “It sounds kind of nuts, the process. I mean, if Avatar hadn’t made so much damn money, we’d never do this — because it’s kind of crazy.” The films’ budget is unknown, but it is expected to be in the billions when all of the sequels are added together, and if anyone can put a big budget to good use, it is James Cameron.
Avatar 3 will be released in December 2023, Avatar 4 will be released in December 2025, and Avatar 5 will be released in December 2027, according to the other time frames stated. James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and 21st Century Studios are collaborating on the Avatar films.
Avatar 2 will star Kate Winslet (Titanic), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians), Vin Diesel (Fast and Furious), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation), Zoe Saldana (Avengers: Endgame), Joel David Moore (Dodgeball), Dileep Rao (Inception), Stephen Lang (Don’t Breathe) and Sigourney Weaver (Alien).
The first film follows a paraplegic Marine on a one-of-a-kind mission to the moon Pandora, who is divided between following instructions and preserving the land he considers his home. The film was the first to gross more than $2 billion worldwide, a record it held for more than ten years until Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame dethroned it.
The first Avatar film is available now to watch on Disney+.