Fans have been anxious to know all the details about the follow up Avatar film. The original Avatar motion picture released in 2009 and became a major success at the box office, this most likely encouraged director of the film, James Cameron, to focus on the upcoming Avatar 2.
No official release date has been announced, but reports estimate that it may be in November of 2016. A reason for that projected date is due to Summer 2015's packed line up of upcoming blockbuster films. Cameron surely wants Avatar 2 to shine in the spotlight on its own, without competiton from other leading feature series.
Reports have confirmed that the shooting of Avatar 2 will start this Fall, 2014 and for curious fans, Jake Sully played by Sam Worthington recently signed for the sequel and will definitely reprise his role in the film.
The first film took four years to make, but this time the sequel and possible upcoming addtions to the franchise won't take as long, "The first film... took almost four years to make. 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," Cameron explained during a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session recently.
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Apparently, five years later, since the first film, the production has been busy because the crew simultaneously works on Avatar plots for Avatar 2, 3 and 4, according to Cameron. Also, the director, passionate for 3D filming said, "I believe all movies should be made in 3-D, forever, but the projection needs to be better and brighter. I want people to see in the movie theaters what I am seeing in my perfectly calibrated screening room and people aren't seeing that. Larger formats. I'd love to see screens get bigger." Cameron wrote on Reddit.
Obviously, the audience will see another majestic movie in 2016 as the director and the production team of Avatar 2 works hard to exceed the expectations of the fans.