Avatar sequels set to start shooting next year

News Simon Brew 29 Nov 2012 - 06:50

Filming is finally set to begin on Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 next year...

Most of the news surrounding James Cameron's planned follow-ups to Avatar this year has surrounded whether there will be an Avatar 4 to go with the planned Avatar 2 and 3. If we've got this right, it's two rather than three sequels that are on James Cameron's immediate agenda, though, even if there had been little sign of production starting on them.

Well, now we've got some inkling of times.

At the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Cameron told The West Australian that production is set to begin in 2013. "I want to get the scripts nailed down", he said. "I don't want to be writing the movie in post-production". He admitted that's what happened to an extent with the first Avatar.

Therefore, the plan is to have the scripts to the new Avatar movies sorted and in place by February. Filming is then set to commence towards the end of 2013. The first of the sequels is currently set for a 2015 release date.

The West Australian.

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How exciting....
The first was pretty good, but who really cares? Let's be honest.

Not conceited at all...
Just because it doesn't interest you, it shouldn't interest anyone else? Lets be honest, you're pretty arrogant.

are these sequels going follow sam worthingtons character still?

If Life of Pi is a good as people are saying it is then Cameron will really have to up the stakes on the 3D production.

For me that was the most impressive thing about it and even now I haven't seen anything that has handled it nearly so well.

If I go to see the sequels it won't be for the storyline.

Amaze me, Mr Cameron.

I agree. On the 3D side of things the only other film I can think of that handled it well was Prometheus. Was pretty special - lots of epic and deep space that enhanced the already impressive cinematography.

I was asking a question. Obviously you do.

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