Avatar Sequels Will Be "Like Nothing You've Ever Seen," Star Says
"It's a movie about family."
Director James Cameron confirmed last month that production on the long-awaited sequels to Avatar would begin in August. Now star Sam Worthington has spoken about what fans can expect from the follow-ups to the 2009 sci-fi blockbuster.
In an interview with We Got This Covered, Worthington explained that all four of the upcoming sequels would be filmed simultaneously. "They're going to be shooting concurrently," he said. "The plan is to have some time in between, I think, but these things are always ambiguous until they start. We're still set to start in the summer, though. James needed time to perfect the scripts. Whenever he says jump I go because he's the man. I've read all the scripts. They're great. This film is going to be like nothing you've ever seen."
Worthington went on to emphasise the "family" aspect that Cameron has previously spoken about. "This is going to be Jake [Sully, Worthington's character] eight years later, and he's got a family now'" he said. "The world is bigger than the first one, but essentially, it's a movie about family.
"Jake will still have that essence of a kid seeing the world for the first time, but he's been living in the world for a while now, so what's this world he's seeing now for the first time? The film will explore that within this family dynamic."
The first Avatar sequel does not have an official release date, but Cameron has previously spoken about his hopes to have it ready for Christmas 2018. Last November, Fox set a date of December 21, 2018 for an untitled film from the director's Lightstorm Entertainment.
Cameron has also revealed that he hoped to make the films in glasses-free 3D. "I'm going to push," he said. "Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range, and high frame rates--the things we are working toward. I'm still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen--with no glasses. We'll get there."
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