Here’s what we know about James Cameron’s Avatar sequels so far
The four sequels to James Cameron’s sci-fi sensation Avatar have been a long time coming. With the original film breaking box office records back in 2009, we haven’t heard too much about what the four follow up films might entail since they were first announced. Now, with Avatar 2 slated for release in 2018, and the following releases slated for 2020, 2022, and finally in 2023, Cameron has revealed some further details about their plots and themes to Variety.
“The storyline in the sequels really follows Jake and Neytiri and their children”, said Cameron at the launch of Toruk: First Flight – the Avatar prequel performance by famed acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil – yesterday (September 7th). “It’s more of a family saga about the struggle with the humans. But thematically, Toruk manages to land very very closely to the feeling of where the sequel stories are going”.
Speaking of Avatar 2‘s gradually approaching release date, Cameron said:
“We haven’t moved that target yet, but we will if we need to. The important thing for me is not when the first one comes out but the cadence of the release pattern. I want them to be released as close together as possible. If it’s an annual appointment to show up at Christmas, I want to make sure that we’re able to fulfil on that promise.”
So, after almost ten years, we could finally watching the next instalment of the fantasy epic. And when that film does hit, might it borrow from Toruk‘s visual style?
“I love some of the costumes and hairstyles, so we might create a resonance there where you actually see some of the things that you see in Toruk come into the design of the films”, Cameron said. “We’ve got most of the sequel stuff already designed, but I like this idea of weaving back and forth between the two worlds, the live world and the film world”.
We look forward to seeing how the world of Avatar grows in the future.