It’s been eight years since the movie Avatar broke global box office records, but now a confirmed start date of August 2017 has been announced for the first sequel – which is to be shot by filmmaker James Cameron.
Main actor Sam Worthington has promised that the new Avatar film will be worth the wait. “This will make the first massive blockbuster look tiny,” he teased in a recent New York interview. Himself and co-star Zoe Saldana are the only official cast members as of now, adding to the suspense of the upcoming sequels.
“This is going to be Jake eight years later, and he’s got a family now. 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,” Worthington said of his character in the second Avatar film.
“So what’s this world he’s seeing now for the first time? The film will explore that within this family dynamic,” he went on to say.
All filming of the upcoming movies will take place in New Zealand and Manhattan Beach, California, according to My Entertainment World. At least $500 million will be spent in New Zealand making Avatars two, three, and four – along with a red carpet premiere being hosted there for at least one of the Avatar films.
Considering that the film has been delayed multiple times and that the plan is to film all three sequels at once, it is entirely possible that Avatar 2 could be postponed yet again. For now, the intended released date is December 21, 2018.