Avatar Sequels Will Be "Like Nothing You've Ever Seen," Star Says

"It's a movie about family."

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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.

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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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johno357

Its a film about family because all of us here will be great grandparents by the time the last one comes out, boring our great grandsons and daughters about how the first one was the best

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CrouchingWeasel

So, they're hoping that it'll be finished in time to come out 9 years after the first one?

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LouiXIII

I love family so I'm all for it

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aleksa97srb

Why so much hate?

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oneligas

Avatar 2 will have another obviously paint-by-numbers cliche plot a kid in preschool could of written just like the first movie and big spoiler something as idiotic as a new alien threat of green dog looking people who have Scandinavian accents.

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DaVillain-

Just like the first one you only care about the visuals and not the story, and you absolutely should be excited to see what new things they've come up with in 6 years rather than 1!

*Avatar Sequels Will Be "Like Nothing You've Ever Seen," Star Says*

Can I pay actors to stop saying this Bullshit? Because they are obviously being paid to spout that nonsense and it makes it worst when you say it such a thing.

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mattcake

By the time these movies come out, we will be living this shit for real in VR - no point watching it in a cinema.

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TitanG1

So it'll look amazing and have a crappy story like the first movie? Gotcha.

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Dryvlyne

Why the hell does this keep coming up in news... They haven't even started filming yet FFS. Can't wait for the flood of "news" articles over the next few yrs anytime someone Tweets something about these movies, ugh.

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m4a5

I hope it's new. All these reboots and rehashes are starting to get old...

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DragonessAthena

Sounds like a certain game developer who does nothing about talk about their game, yet produces no screenshots or gameplay footage.

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blackshark

Because they never made a Dances With Wolves 2.

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DarthRevenX

@blackshark: we only need one masterpiece that is Dances With Wolves......gods that movie is so good.....

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snugglebear

They haven't even started production yet?! When they kept going on about 4 sequels I thought they had something they were doing besides overplaying a hand from the start of the 3D craze.

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I think people lost interest for Avatar years ago

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lionheartssj1

@gameplayuk: I lost interest for Avatar half way through the movie.

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@lionheartssj1: i didnt mind the film at the time, but interest has definitely disappeared over the years.