September 5, 2015
Avatar 2 Confirmed For 2017, With Avatar 3 And 4 Right Behind Its Release

Avatar 2 is finally in the works after so much delay in its release.

The sequel to the much-acclaimed 2009 film Avatar, Avatar 2 is finally getting a release date after years of set back. A lot is planned for the future of the Avatar franchise, with James Cameron already looking forward to more than just a trilogy for Avatar, Master Herald reports.

To start off, James Cameron has been very ambitious for Avatar 2 and International Business Times reports that one of the challenges that Avatar 2 has set up for its team, thus the delay in the release, is it needs the proper technology to capture motion sequences underwater. The underwater setting will apparently play a huge part in the creation of Avatar 2 and to create the best graphics for the ocean ecosystem of Pandora, the Avatar 2 team has been waiting for the appropriate technology to allow them to shoot motion sequences under the sea.

But it looks like Avatar 2 is back on track with the filming. Director David Cameron talked about the progress.

"We expect to be able to accelerate the process quite a bit, because we've improved a lot of the software and the computer graphics tools, and we've been working very closely with Weta Digital down here in New Zealand developing a whole new suite of tools to speed up the process."
Another huge theme that has surfaced for Avatar 2 is that it will involve a prison theme, based on the statement of the artist creating the poster for Avatar 2, Gökşan Özman. Gökşan Özman has created a couple of movie posters for huge titles before like Gravity, Noah, and The Wolf of Wallstreet, and now, he is being commissioned for Avatar 2. Christian Post reports that Özman chose to create a thematic poster for Avatar 2 around the prison theme since it's expected to dominate Avatar 2's plot. The idea that prison will hold Na'vi or humans is beyond us for now, but expect news in the near future since the poster is already in the works.

According to Franchise Herald, even though Avatar 2 has been greatly pushed back, the release dates of Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 will not be affected since the crew is working on all three films simultaneously, Cameron says.

"We're writing three simultaneously. And we've done that so that everything tracks throughout the three films. We're not just going to do one and then make up another one and another one after that and parallel with that, we're doing all the design. So we've designed all the creatures and the environments."

Avatar 2 is set to hit theatres in December 2017, with Avatar 3 in 2018, and Avatar 4 in 2019.

[Image courtesy of Avatar Movie website]