Despite repeated delays and problems, James Cameron is slowly completing the second and third parts of the Avatar series. Avatar's official Twitter profile announced that the director's team has completed all the shots planned for this year. This information was accompanied by a series of questions from fans who were interested in the first trailers or teasers for the sequel movies. The producers confirmed that we will not see them next year, but other attractions will be waiting for the fans across next two years. The first of them is a mobile game Avatar: Pandora Rising, which will debut next year. The second is a full-fledged PC and console game from Massive Entertainment (Tom Clancy's The Division and Tom Clancy's The Division 2) and Ubisoft, which should be released probably in 2021.
Recall that the first and last public mention of Massive's work took place in 2017. After nearly two years of complete silence, many people doubted whether the game would ever see the light of day. As it turns out, however, the works on the game w proceeded slowly and without much publicity. The lack of information about the title was certainly caused by the postponement of the cinema premiere of Avatar 2. According to the original intentions, Ubisoft wants to release an open-world action game, focusing on interaction and online fun. It will also feature spectacular visuals that will reproduce the various locations from Cameron's film universe in every detail. If there is no unexpected disaster, new information on the project should be available within a year and a half.
Let's add that the new twitter entries on Avatar profile were accompanied by a photo of the scenery used by filmmakers in recent months. It shows the deck of a powerful ship called Sea Dragon, on board of which there are submarines and other equipment for exploring the depths of Pandora's oceans, which are one of the main arenas of action in the sequels.
Avatar is the beloved child of director James Cameron (Aliens, Terminator 2, Titanic). The artist began preliminary work on the film in early 90's. However, he managed to finalize the project only a dozen or so years later. The action of Avatartakes place in the 22nd century, on the moon of Pandora, which belongs to one of the planets orbiting around the Alfa Centauri. Pandora, with a rich ecosystem and a race of intelligent aliens known as Na'vi, is the target of Earth-based corporations seeking to obtain valuable resources and minerals at all costs. The screenplay of the film, depicting the Na'vi and their struggle against the human colonists, has been repeatedly criticized for its simplicity, triviality, and relying on worn-out cliches. In the eyes of many viewers, Avatar has made up for these flaws with impressive CGI, great implementation of 3D and creativity in depicting the fantastic landscapes of an alien world.
Avatar was released in December 2009, becoming a global phenomenon that enchanted tens of millions of people. The extraordinary popularity of the work earned it the first place on the list of the most profitable films in history. Its financial record of nearly $2.8 billion was broken only this year by Avengers: Endgame. Despite ten years since the release of the original and the lack of noticeable interest in sequels on the part of cinema fans, Cameron has high hopes for the franchise and has been planning to shoot four more parts of the series, which he treats as his magnum opus, for many years, . Avatar 2 will be released on December 17, 2021. Avatar 3 will debut two years later. If the films turn out to be box office hits, as Disney, which bought the 20th Century Fox studio financing the production, expects, the next two installments of Cameron's saga will be released in 2025 and 2027.
- Avatar - official website