‘Avatar 2’ Update: Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Sam Worthington And Zoe Saldana Will Return
Albeit more than two years to wait, “Avatar” fans are going get a Christmas bonanza. “Avatar” director James Cameron has recently pushed back the release of one of the most anticipated movies “Avatar 2” to Christmas 2017, as he intends to amuse the fans with several underwater scenes. Read on for more details.
According to Ecumenical News, the characters of Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang, which died in “Avatar,” will resurrect in the next sequel as Avatar program head Dr. Grace Augustine and mining operation head Colonel Miles Quaritch respectively.
The new reports on the casting update state that Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will reprise their roles as paraplegic former Marine Jake Sully and Na’vi huntress Neytiri correspondingly. Regarding the resurrection of the characters, who all mainly died in the first movie, Cameron teased “nobody dies in a science fiction movie.”
According to Franchise Herald, Cameron is also trying to introduce and develop a new technology to enhance the shooting of motion-caption scenes below water. It is one of basic reasons for postponing the movie incessantly. It is said that the shooting will be exclusively accomplished in the ocean ecosystem of Pandora.
“We’ve improved a lot of the software and computer graphics tools, and we’ve been working very closely with Weta Digital down here in New Zealand developing a whole new suite of tools to speed up the process,” Cameron explained during New Zealand Screen Advisory Board Meeting, as reported by Franchise Herald.
However, a few days back, Cameron also declared that the three sequels – “Avatar 2,” “Avatar 3,” and “Avatar 4” will be released consecutively within a time gap of one year. The late music composer James Horner earlier said that Cameron was involved in the working of four scripts for the sequels.
Horner, who died in a plane crash in California last month, previously stated that Cameron had a plan to lessen the four scripts into three. But there is a probability of another sequel – “Avatar 5” – if the condensed versions of the scripts do not work according to Cameron’s expectation.
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