Avatar 3

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Avatar 3
Directed byJames Cameron
Screenplay by
Story byJames Cameron
Based onCharacters
by James Cameron
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyRussell Carpenter
Edited by
Music bySimon Franglen
Production
company
Distributed by20th Century Studios
Release date
  • December 20, 2024 (2024-12-20)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$250 million[1]

Avatar 3[2] is an upcoming American epic science fiction film directed, со-produced, co-written, and co-edited by James Cameron.[3] It is the third film in Cameron's Avatar franchise, and a sequel to Avatar: The Way of Water (2022). Cameron is producing the film with Jon Landau, with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver originally announced as his co-writers; it was later announced that Cameron, Jaffa, Silver, Josh Friedman, and Shane Salerno took a part in the writing process of all of the sequels before being assigned to finish the separate scripts, making the eventual writing credits unclear.[4][5][6][7][8] Cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Dileep Rao, Giovanni Ribisi, Matt Gerald, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, and Oona Chaplin reprise their roles from previous films, with David Thewlis portraying a new character. The film's working title, which Cameron confirmed may become the official name of the film, is Avatar: The Seed Bearer.[9]

Cameron, who had stated in 2006 that he would like to make sequels to Avatar if it was successful, announced the first two sequels in 2010 following the widespread success of the first film, with Avatar 3 aiming for a 2015 release.[10][11] However, the addition of three more sequels (to the first one), and the necessity to develop new technology in order to film performance capture scenes underwater, a feat never accomplished before, led to significant delays to allow the crew more time to work on the writing, pre-production, and visual effects.[12] Avatar 3 started shooting simultaneously with Avatar: The Way of Water in New Zealand on September 25, 2017; filming completed in late-December 2020, after over three years of shooting, despite production being interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The film's theatrical release has been subject to eight delays, with the latest occurring on July 23, 2020;[13] it is scheduled for release on December 20, 2024.[3] Two additional sequels are intended to start shooting as soon as the first two wrap post-production and are expected to be released on December 18, 2026, and December 22, 2028, respectively.

Cast[edit]

Na'vi[edit]

  • Sam Worthington as Jake Sully, a former human who fell in love with Neytiri and befriended the Na'vi after becoming a part of the Avatar Program, eventually taking their side in their conflict with humans and leading them to victory; at the end of the first film, he becomes the new leader of the Omaticaya (the Na'vi clan central to the story) and transfers his mind into his avatar permanently.[14][15]
  • Zoe Saldana as Neytiri, Jake's consort and daughter to the previous clan chief.[14]
  • CCH Pounder as Mo'at, the Omaticaya's spiritual leader and Neytiri's mother.[16][17]
  • Cliff Curtis as Tonowari, the leader of the reef people clan of Metkayina.[18][19]
  • Sigourney Weaver as Kiri, Jake and Neytiri's adoptive teenage daughter.[20] Weaver originally appeared in the first film as Dr. Grace Augustine, a human who takes the side of the Na'vi and dies during the conflict. Although both Weaver and Cameron confirmed that Weaver would return in the sequels, she stated in 2014 that she would not play the same character.[21]
  • Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch, a human who led the forces of the RDA, the human organization colonizing Pandora, in their conflict with the Na'vi. Quaritch has been restored to life by the RDA by becoming a Recombinant, a Na'vi Avatar embedded with the memories of a soldier.[22] Although the character died at the end of Avatar, Cameron confirmed in 2010 that Lang would return in the first three sequels, stating, "I'm not going to say exactly how we're bringing him back, but it's a science fiction story, after all. His character will evolve into really unexpected places across the arc of our new three-film saga."[7] He later stated that Quaritch would act as the main antagonist once again, in all four sequels.[23][24]
  • David Thewlis in an undisclosed role. Although he stayed secretive about the nature of his character, Thewlis mentioned that he has "a lot to do in [the films]", that his role requires motion capture, and that he will be featured in Avatar 3 to 5.[25][26][27] He mentioned in January 2020 that his character was a Na'vi.[28][25][29][30]

Human[edit]

  • Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge, the corporate administrator for the RDA mining operation in the first film.[31]
  • Joel David Moore as Dr. Norm Spellman, a former part of the Avatar Program who chose to side with the Na'vi in the first film.[32]
  • Dileep Rao as Dr. Max Patel, a scientist who worked in the Avatar Program and came to support Jake's rebellion against the RDA.[33]
  • Edie Falco as General Ardmore, the commander in charge of the RDA's interests.[34]
  • Brendan Cowell as Captain Mick Scoresby, the head of a private sector marine hunting vessel on the planet of Pandora.[35]
  • Michelle Yeoh as Dr. Karina Mogue[36]
  • Jemaine Clement as Dr. Ian Garvin, a marine biologist.[37]

Unknown[edit]

  • Matt Gerald as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet, a mercenary who fought for the RDA against the Na'vi in the first film. Despite the death of his character in the previous installment, Gerald was announced to reprise his role in August 2017.[38]
  • Oona Chaplin as Varang, a "strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire saga of the sequels".[39][40]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In 2006, Cameron stated that if Avatar was successful, he hoped to make two sequels to the film.[10] In 2010, he said the film's widespread success confirmed that he would do so.[11] The sequels were originally scheduled for release in December 2014 and 2015.[12] He included certain scenes in the first film for future story follow-ups.[10][41] Cameron planned to shoot the sequels back-to-back and to begin work "once the novel is nailed down".[42] The sequels were confirmed as continuing to follow the characters of Jake and Neytiri in December 2009.[43] Cameron implied that the humans would return as the antagonists of the story.[44] In 2011, Cameron stated his intention to film the sequels at a higher frame rate than the industry standard 24 frames per second, in order to add a heightened sense of reality.[45]

In 2013, Cameron announced that the sequels would be filmed in New Zealand, with performance capture to take place in 2014. An agreement with the New Zealand government required at least one world premiere to be held in Wellington and at least NZ$500 million (approximately US$410 million at December 2013 exchange rates) to be spent on production activity in New Zealand, including live-action filming and visual effects. The New Zealand government announced it would raise its baseline tax rebate for filmmaking from 15% to 20%, with 25% available to international productions in some cases and 40% for New Zealand productions (as defined by section 18 of the New Zealand Film Commission Act 1978).[46][47]

In February 2016, production of the sequels was scheduled to begin in April 2016 in New Zealand.[48] Cinematographer Russell Carpenter, who worked with Cameron on True Lies and Titanic, and art director Aashrita Kamath, joined as crew members for the four sequels.[49][50][51] Kirk Krack, founder of Performance Freediving International, worked as a free-diving trainer for the cast and crew for the underwater scenes.[52] On July 31, 2017, it was announced that the New Zealand-based visual effects studio Weta Digital had commenced work on the Avatar sequels.[53]

Casting[edit]

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana were confirmed in January 2010 to have signed on to reprise their roles in the sequels.[41] Cameron also stated that Sigourney Weaver would be featured in all three sequels (the fourth one was not planned at the time) and that her character Grace Augustine would be alive, but it was later revealed she would instead be playing Kiri, Jake and Neytiri's adopted daughter.[54][20] In August 2017, in an interview with Empire, Cameron revealed that Stephen Lang would not only be returning in all four sequels but he would also be the main villain in all four films.[23]

In August 2017, Matt Gerald had officially signed on to portray his first film's role Corporal Lyle Wainfleet in all upcoming sequels.[55] On October 3, 2017, Kate Winslet had signed on in all four sequels for an unspecified role in the film.[56] Cameron commented, "Kate and I had been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on Titanic, which was one of the most rewarding of my career", and added that her character was named Ronal.[57][58][59] On January 25, 2018, Dileep Rao was confirmed to return as Dr. Max Patel.[33] Winslet commented that her role was "relatively small comparative to the lengthy shoot", as she would only have one month of shootings, but also "a pivotal character in the ongoing story".[60]

In April 2018, David Thewlis revealed his involvement in the franchise, stating that he would be featured in three of the four sequels, later stating in January 2020 that his character was a Na'vi.[28][25][26] This led to Thewlis being largely reported as part of the cast of Avatar: The Way of Water; however, he stated in June 2020 that the reports were wrong, and that he would actually be a part of Avatar 3 to 5.[30]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography on Avatar: The Way of Water and 3 began simultaneously on September 25, 2017, in Manhattan Beach, California.[61] On November 14, 2018, Cameron announced filming with the principal performance capture cast had been completed.[62] Filming on the next two sequels will begin after wrapping the post-production on first two sequels.[63] According to producer Jon Landau, live-action filming for Avatar 3 and its predecessor commenced in New Zealand in early 2019.[64] On March 17, 2020, Landau announced that the filming of the Avatar sequel films in New Zealand had been postponed indefinitely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also confirmed that production would remain in Los Angeles.[65] However, work on visual effects will continue at Weta Digital in Wellington.[66]

In early May, health and safety production protocols have been endorsed by the New Zealand government, allowing filming to resume in the country. However the production team for the Avatar sequels has not yet returned to New Zealand.[67] On May 31, part of the Avatar crew including James Cameron were granted entry into New Zealand under a special visa category for border exemptions for foreigners deemed essential to a project of "significant economic value."[68] On June 1, 2020, Landau posted a picture of himself and Cameron on Instagram, showing that they had returned to New Zealand to resume filming. After their arrival, all 55 crew members who had traveled to New Zealand started a 2-week government-supervised isolation period at a hotel in Wellington before they would resume filming. This would make Avatar: The Way of Water and 3 the first major Hollywood blockbusters to resume production after postponing filming due to the pandemic.[69][70][71][72] In September 2020, Cameron announced that 95% of Avatar 3 had been completed.[73][74] Filming wrapped in December 2020.[75]

In early July 2022, the New Zealand Film Commission acknowledged that the Avatar sequels had received over NZ$140 million worth of taxpayer funding via the country's Screen Production Grant. By comparison, The Hobbit trilogy had received NZ$161 million in film subsidies. While ACT party deputy leader Brooke van Velden criticised the Government's film subsidy programme for allegedly diverting public funding from other areas, the Economic Development and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash argued that New Zealand's film subsidies for major Hollywood products brought substantial overseas investment and jobs for the New Zealand film industry.[76]

Music[edit]

In August 2021, Landau announced that Simon Franglen would compose the score for the Avatar sequels.[77][78]

Release[edit]

Avatar 3 is scheduled to be released on December 20, 2024, by 20th Century Studios.[79][80] Like its predecessor, the film was subjected to eight delays, since the crew took more time on the writing, pre-production and visual effects process. It was originally scheduled for December 2015,[14] until Cameron pushed the release to 2016, 2017 and 2018.[81] In April 2016, coinciding with the launch of four Avatar sequels, a new release date of December 2020 was announced.[82] The following year, a new release date of December 17, 2021 was announced, with the recurring sequels: Avatar 4 and 5 releasing on December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025, respectively.[83] However, following the announcement of the three upcoming Star Wars films,[84] in May 2019, the sequels' release dates were pushed back to two years, with Avatar 3, being scheduled to released on December 22, 2023.[85] The release date was again deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in August 2020, a new release of December 20, 2024 was announced.[86] Avatar 3 and the forthcoming sequels, will be released in Dolby Vision.[87]

Sequels[edit]

Avatar 3 is the second of four planned sequels to Avatar. Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 are planned to follow after the third film's release. Although the last two sequels have been reportedly greenlit, Cameron stated in a November 26, 2017 interview: "Let's face it, if Avatar 2 and 3 don't make enough money, there's not going to be a 4 and 5".[88] David Thewlis later confirmed this in February 2018, stating "they're making 2 and 3, they're gonna see if people go and see them, and then they'll make 4 and 5".[25] Conversely, Sigourney Weaver stated in November 2018, after the first two sequels had completed main photography, that she was currently "busy doing Avatar 4 and 5", which several media outlets interpreted as confirmation that the last two sequels had started filming.[89][90][91] In January 2019, in face of the proposed acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that both Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 are being developed but have not been officially greenlit.[92] According to producer Jon Landau in February 2019, Iger may have been misinterpreted. He said that Avatar 4 and 5 "are not only [greenlit]" but also a third of Avatar 4 has already been filmed.[93] In September 2022, at the D23 Expo, Cameron announced that principal photography had officially begun for Avatar 4.[94]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Cabin (September 30, 2017). "The 'Avatar' Sequels "Will Be the Most Expensive Movies of All Time," According to Fox". Collider. Archived from the original on October 3, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Sharf, Zack (February 7, 2019). "James Cameron Verifies Those Crazy 'Avatar' Sequel Titles, But They Aren't Locked Just Yet". IndieWire. Archived from the original on January 2, 2020. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  3. ^ a b McNary, Dave (April 22, 2017). "'Avatar' Sequel Release Dates Set, Starting in December 2020". Variety. Archived from the original on July 29, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike (August 1, 2013). "'Avatar' Sequels Upped To Three; Fox, James Cameron Set Trio of Writers to Spearhead". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "James Cameron Talks Avatar Sequels". Empire. November 26, 2014. Archived from the original on October 5, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "James Cameron Opens Up About 'Avatar' Sequels". Inquisitr. November 28, 2014. Archived from the original on October 22, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "James Cameron Has Found Avatar's Darth Vader: It's Stephen Lang". Deadline Hollywood. October 22, 2013. Archived from the original on October 26, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  8. ^ "Avatar 2 Filming Starts This Week!". SuperHeroHype. September 25, 2017. Archived from the original on July 13, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "James Cameron Reveals Legitimacy of 'Avatar' Sequel Titles Leak (Exclusive) | Entertainment Tonight".
  10. ^ a b c Carroll, Larry (June 29, 2006). "'Titanic' Mastermind James Cameron's King-Size Comeback: Two Sci-Fi Trilogies". MTV. Archived from the original on July 5, 2006. Retrieved October 18, 2006.
  11. ^ a b Rosenberg, Adam (January 8, 2010). "'Avatar' Sequel Confirmed By James Cameron... And Here's What We'd Like To See". MTV. Archived from the original on January 16, 2010. Retrieved January 11, 2010.
  12. ^ a b McClintock, Pamela (October 27, 2010). "James Cameron's 5-year plan". Variety. Archived from the original on January 12, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  13. ^ White, Adam (July 23, 2020). "Avatar 2 delayed indefinitely due to coronavirus, confirms James Cameron". The Independent. Retrieved March 22, 2021.
  14. ^ a b c "James Cameron Planning 'Avatar' Trilogy". Yahoo!. January 14, 2010. Archived from the original on January 18, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
  15. ^ Eric Ditzian (December 21, 2009). "James Cameron Talks 'Avatar' Sequel Plans". MTV. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 2, 2010.
  16. ^ Dave McNary (July 24, 2017). "CCH Pounder to Return for 'Avatar' Sequels". Variety. Archived from the original on September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  17. ^ Patrick Hipes (July 24, 2017). "CCH Pounder Rejoins 'Avatar' Team For Sequels". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 30, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  18. ^ Adam Chitwood (May 9, 2017). "'Avatar' Sequels Add 'Fear the Walking Dead' Star Cliff Curtis in Lead Role". Collider. Archived from the original on September 26, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  19. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro (May 9, 2017). "'Avatar' Sequels Update: 'Fear The Walking Dead's Cliff Curtis Signs On For Lead Role". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  20. ^ a b Travis, Ben (July 1, 2022). "Sigourney Weaver Plays Jake And Neytiri's Adopted Teenage Na'vi Daughter In Avatar 2 – World-Exclusive". Empire. Retrieved July 1, 2022.
  21. ^ "BBC News – Sigourney Weaver Avatar 2 role confirmed". BBC News. September 18, 2011. Archived from the original on September 18, 2011. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  22. ^ Travis, Ben (July 3, 2022). "Stephen Lang's Quaritch Is 'Bigger, Bluer, And Pissed Off' In Avatar 2 – Exclusive Image". Retrieved July 3, 2022.
  23. ^ a b Evry, Max (August 8, 2017). "Colonel Quaritch Will be the Main Villain in the Avatar Sequels". ComingSoon.net. Archived from the original on September 24, 2017. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  24. ^ Boucher, Geoff (November 14, 2018). "James Cameron: The 'Avatar' Sequels Have Wrapped Production". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 14, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  25. ^ a b c d "David Thewlis Updates on Avatar 2 & Avatar 3 & working with James Cameron". YouTube. HeyUGuys. Archived from the original on July 13, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  26. ^ a b "David Thewlis Joins Avatar Sequels Cast". RCNTV. RedCarpetNewsTV. Archived from the original on April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  27. ^ "David Thewlis Says He's Not in 'Avatar 2', But He's in 3, 4 and 5". Collider. June 3, 2020. Archived from the original on June 3, 2020. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  28. ^ a b "David Thewlis Talks 'Avatar' Sequels". ET Canada. Entertainment Tonight. Archived from the original on December 6, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  29. ^ Gemmill, Allie (June 3, 2020). "David Thewlis Says He's Not in 'Avatar 2', But He's in 3, 4 and 5". Collider. Collider. Archived from the original on June 3, 2020. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  30. ^ a b "'HARRY POTTER' STAR DAVID THEWLIS SAYS HE'S NOT IN 'AVATAR 2' BUT WILL BE IN 'AVATAR 3' AND OTHER FILMS". Tampa Dispatch. June 5, 2020. Archived from the original on June 9, 2020. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  31. ^ Amanda N'Duka (October 13, 2017). "'Avatar': Giovanni Ribisi Returning For All Four Sequels". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 13, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  32. ^ Amanda N'Duka (May 31, 2017). "Joel David Moore Returning For 'Avatar' Sequels". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 9, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  33. ^ a b N'Duka, Amanda (January 25, 2018). "Dileep Rao To Reprise His Role In James Cameron's 'Avatar' Films". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 26, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  34. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 6, 2019). "Edie Falco Joins James Cameron's 'Avatar' Franchise". Archived from the original on April 25, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  35. ^ "'Avatar' Sequels Cast 'Game of Thrones' Actor Brendan Cowell". The Hollywood Reporter. March 28, 2019. Archived from the original on March 28, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  36. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 15, 2019). "Michelle Yeoh Boards 'Avatar' Sequels". Archived from the original on April 17, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  37. ^ McNary, Dave (May 15, 2019). "James Cameron's 'Avatar' Sequels Casts Jemaine Clement". Archived from the original on May 17, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  38. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 7, 2017). "Matt Gerald Returning To James Cameron's 'Avatar' World; Boards Crackle's 'The Oath'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 11, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  39. ^ Dave McNary (June 20, 2017). "'Games of Thrones' Star Oona Chaplin Joins James Cameron's 'Avatar' Sequels". Variety. Archived from the original on September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  40. ^ Rebecca Ford (June 20, 2017). "'Avatar' Sequels Add 'Game of Thrones' Actress Oona Chaplin". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  41. ^ a b Robertson, Lindsay (January 14, 2010). "James Cameron Planning 'Avatar' Trilogy". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on January 18, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
  42. ^ Rosenberg, Adam (August 7, 2010). "EXCLUSIVE: 'Avatar' Sequels Could Shoot Back-To-Back, Story Hints In Upcoming Novel". MTV. Archived from the original on August 14, 2010. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
  43. ^ Ditzian, Eric (December 21, 2009). "James Cameron Talks 'Avatar' Sequel Plans". MTV. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 2, 2010.
  44. ^ Ditzian, Eric (February 18, 2010). "James Cameron Says 'Everyone's Highly Motivated' For 'Avatar' Sequel". MTV. Archived from the original on February 21, 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2010.
  45. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (March 30, 2011). "James Cameron 'Fully Intends' to Make 'Avatar 2 and 3' at Higher Frame Rates". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on April 1, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2010.
  46. ^ Joyce, Steven; Finlayson, Christopher (December 16, 2013). "Three Avatar films to be made in New Zealand". New Zealand Government. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  47. ^ Larson, Jared (December 15, 2013). "Trilogy of Avatar Sequels to Be Made in New Zealand". IGN. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  48. ^ "Avatar sequel to start shooting in New Zealand in April". Stuff. February 3, 2016. Archived from the original on July 8, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  49. ^ "Russell Carpenter To Receive ASC Lifetime Achievement Award". Shoot. October 5, 2017. Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  50. ^ Maskeri, Anju (October 29, 2017). "Art Director Aashrita Kamath Talks About Working On 'Avatar' Sequels". Mid-Day. Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  51. ^ Nadadhur, Srivathsan (November 21, 2017). "Aashrita Kamath: Pushing the celluloid ceiling". The Hindu. Archived from the original on June 28, 2020. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  52. ^ Liang, John (December 1, 2017). "Upcoming Avatar 2 Movie Cast Being Trained To Freedive". Deeperblue.com. Deeper Blue. Archived from the original on December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  53. ^ Caranicas, Peter (July 31, 2017). "'Avatar' Sequels Progress to Next Level as Weta Digital Begins Visual Effects Work". Variety. Archived from the original on July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  54. ^ Valdez, Rubi (September 14, 2014). "Avatar 2 Movie Spoilers, Release Date: Sigourney Weaver Alive, Will Play Crucial Role in New Trilogy". Breathe Cast. Archived from the original on August 25, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  55. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 7, 2017). "Matt Gerald Returning To James Cameron's 'Avatar' World; Boards Crackle's 'The Oath'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 11, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  56. ^ Fleming, Mike, Jr. (October 3, 2017). "Kate Winslet Joins 'Avatar' Universe For 'Titanic' Reunion With James Cameron". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  57. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (October 3, 2017). "Kate Winslet Joins 'Avatar' Universe For 'Titanic' Reunion With James Cameron". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  58. ^ Reilly, Kaitlin (October 4, 2017). "Kate Winslet Is Joining Avatar 2 & Hopefully It Will Have A Happier Ending Than Her Last James Cameron Movie". Refinery29. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  59. ^ Couch, Aaron; Galuppo, Mia (October 3, 2017). "Kate Winslet Joins James Cameron's 'Avatar' Universe". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  60. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (24 October 2017). "Kate Winslet on Woody Allen, 'Wonder Wheel' and the 20th Anniversary of 'Titanic'". Variety. Archived from the original on 24 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  61. ^ Fleming, Mike, Jr. (September 25, 2017). "'Avatar' Starts Production Today On Four Consecutive Sequels At Over $1 Billion Budget". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 6, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  62. ^ Geoff Boucher (November 14, 2018). "James Cameron: The 'Avatar' Sequels Have Wrapped Production". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 14, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  63. ^ Masters, Kim (September 27, 2017). "James Cameron Doubles Down on 'Wonder Woman' Critique, Details the 'Avatar' Sequels". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on September 27, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  64. ^ Chitwood, Adam (February 7, 2019). "Exclusive: 'Avatar' Sequels Begin Filming Live-Action Sequences This Spring in New Zealand". Collider. Archived from the original on January 6, 2020. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  65. ^ Dillane, Tom (March 17, 2020). "Coronavirus in NZ: James Cameron's Avatar filming delayed indefinitely". New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  66. ^ Landau, Jon (March 19, 2020). "Production of Avatar sequels delayed; visual effects work continues at Weta Digital". Scoop. Archived from the original on March 19, 2020. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  67. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (May 7, 2020). "New Zealand Returns To Production, Paving Way For 'Avatar' Sequels & 'The Lord Of The Rings' Series To Resume Filming". Scoop. Archived from the original on May 7, 2020. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  68. ^ "Avatar crew touch down in Wellington". New Zealand Herald. May 31, 2020. Archived from the original on July 2, 2020. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  69. ^ "Jon Landau (@jonplandau) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  70. ^ "James Cameron lands in New Zealand to resume the production of Avatar 2". Pinkvilla. June 1, 2020. Archived from the original on June 9, 2020. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  71. ^ Sharf, Zack (June 1, 2020). "James Cameron Goes Into 14-Day New Zealand Quarantine Before 'Avatar 2' Restarts Filming". IndieWire. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  72. ^ Pasley, James (June 3, 2020). "New Zealand government is slammed for letting 'Avatar 2' film crew land during lockdown, classifying them as 'essential workers'". Insider. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  73. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (September 28, 2020). "James Cameron Says 'Avatar 2' Filming Is 100% Complete, 'Avatar 3' 95% Finished; Praises New Zealand COVID Response". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  74. ^ McNary, Dave (September 28, 2020). "'Avatar 2' Has Filming Finished, 'Avatar 3' Is 95% Complete, James Cameron Says". Variety. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  75. ^ "'Avatar 3' Has Officially Wrapped Filming In New Zealand". THE RONIN. December 17, 2020. Retrieved April 20, 2022.
  76. ^ Walls, Jason (July 5, 2022). "Avatar sequels have seen taxpayers fork out $140 million so far". Newstalk ZB. Archived from the original on July 5, 2022. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  77. ^ Landau, Jon [@jonplandau] (August 30, 2021). "Wanted to officially announce that Simon Franglen will be composing the score for the Avatar Sequels". Retrieved November 15, 2021 – via Instagram.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  78. ^ Libbey, Dirk (August 30, 2021). "Avatar 2 Announces A Big Change Behind The Scenes And It Sounds Exciting". CinemaBlend. Archived from the original on August 30, 2021. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  79. ^ Reimann, Tom (July 23, 2020). "The 'Avatar' Sequels Have Been Delayed Again, So I Guess Things Are Returning to Normal". Collider. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  80. ^ Lang, Brent; Rubin, Rebecca (May 7, 2019). "Disney Announces New 'Star Wars' Films, Moves 'Avatar' Sequels". Variety. Archived from the original on May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  81. ^ Lang, Brent (January 14, 2015). "James Cameron Pushes Back 'Avatar' Sequels By a Year". Variety. Archived from the original on January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  82. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 14, 2016). "20th Century Fox CinemaCon: 'Avatar' Sequels, 'Deadpool 2', 'Greatest Showman On Earth' Updates, Vanilla Ice Raps, 'Assassin's Creed', 'Birth Of A Nation' & More". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 6, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  83. ^ Reimann, Tom (July 23, 2020). "The 'Avatar' Sequels Have Been Delayed Again, So I Guess Things Are Returning to Normal". Collider. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  84. ^ Welk, Brian (May 7, 2019). "Three 'Star Wars' Films Added to Disney Release Slate Through 2026 (The titles follow the release of "Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker" this December)". TheWrap. Archived from the original on September 26, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  85. ^ Williams, Trey (May 7, 2019). "Disney Pushes 'Avatar' Sequels Release Dates as Much as 2 Years". TheWrap. Archived from the original on May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  86. ^ Harris, Hunter (September 28, 2020). "All of the Avatar Sequel Announcements: A Timeline". Vulture. Retrieved April 20, 2022.
  87. ^ Keegan, Rebecca (November 26, 2017). "James Cameron on Titanic's Legacy and the Impact of a Fox Studio Sale". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  88. ^ Rebecca Keegan (November 26, 2017). "James Cameron on Titanic's Legacy and the Impact of a Fox Studio Sale". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  89. ^ "'AVATAR 2' DOESN'T COME OUT FOR 2 YEARS, BUT SIGOURNEY WEAVER IS ALREADY WORKING ON 'AVATAR 4'". Screen Crush. Archived from the original on November 27, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  90. ^ "'Alien 5': Sigourney Weaver Says James Cameron Liked Blomkamp's Idea". comicbook.com. October 29, 2018. Archived from the original on November 27, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  91. ^ "'Avatar 4' and '5' Already Filming, Loses Papyrus Font, Sigourney Weaver Talks About Shooting Underwater". /Film. October 29, 2018. Archived from the original on November 27, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  92. ^ "Disney's Bob Iger Talks Streaming, Park Plans, and Learning From Kodak". Barron's. January 8, 2019. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  93. ^ HeyUGuys (February 3, 2019). "Alita: Battle Angel - The Cast & Filmmakers discuss making the Manga epic". YouTube. Archived from the original on July 13, 2019. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  94. ^ Clark, Brandy (September 10, 2022). "'Avatar 4' Has Begun Production, Says James Cameron". Collider. Archived from the original on September 11, 2022. Retrieved September 10, 2022.

External links[edit]