What is The Story of Avatar 2?

What is The Story of Avatar 2?

what is the story of avatar 2?

 James Cameron has been promising a seriesof Avatar sequels for roughly a decade, and audiences are still waiting. “And so now you're worried about the sequelsthat are coming out?" We've already heard quite a few tidbits aboutwhat the upcoming films will entail — and we've rounded up all the rumors and spoilersright here. James Cameron clearly wasn't interested inchurning out another Avatar sequel just for the sake of it. Since 2010, he's been dropping hints aboutwhat the future of the franchise involves — and it's an increasingly ungainly visionthat includes several movie sequels, novels, and much more. Details are often frustratingly vague — heck,even the release dates keep changing. In fact, trying to pin down exactly when we'llget to see Avatar 2 and its many sequels is something of a fool's errand. Back in 2010, Cameron said the next two filmswould be coming out in December 2014 and December 2015, respectively. But when January 2015 rolled around with nosign of Avatar 2, he said the sequels had been delayed… but they'd be coming out in2017 — probably. Later in 2015, Cameron also hinted that there'dbe an Avatar 5. In April 2016, James Cameron told folks atComic Con: "The next time I see you will be on Pandora."

 He also claimed that Christmastime would officiallybe Avatar-time… because Avatar 2 would be coming out on Christmas 2018. Of course, that didn't happen. Then, in April 2017, the timeline shiftedagain — and Cameron announced we could expect Avatar 2 on December 18th, 2020. Is your head spinning yet? "If you feel light-headed or dizzy -- " "Ooohhh" "You're wiggling your toes!" "That's good." December 18th, 2020 was the official wordfor another two years — but that all changed on May 2019. After Disney acquired Fox — the studio thathad previously owned Avatar — it was announced that, "Four forthcoming Avatar films, expandingthe vibrant world of Pandora, will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other yearbeginning in 2021." That's the story for now, anyway. "Avatar 2, 3, 4, 5…" 'Are you really?" "Seriously, they're all written. And we've done the capture." We still don't know for sure what the officialtitle of Avatar 2 will be. At one point, James Cameron reportedly didn'teven want the word 'avatar' in future installments of the series. In 2012, he pointed out that Jake left hisavatar to become a real Na'Vi at the end of Avatar.

"Whatever happens tonight, either way, I'mnever coming back to this place." Because of this major plot development, Cameronclaimed the term "avatar" no longer applies to the series. But perhaps he's had a change of heart. Or perhaps he was strongarmed by studio brassinto keeping the word "avatar" in the film titles. In 2018, the BBC claimed they'd seen documentsthat referred to four upcoming Avatar projects that were called: Avatar: The Way of Water Avatar: The Seed Bearer Avatar: The Tulkun Rider And, last but certainly not least, Avatar: The Quest for Eywa Of course, as with all things Avatar, allthese titles should be taken with an unusually large grain of salt. James Cameron has said that most of what we'llsee onscreen in the four Avatar sequels is motion-capture footage. His team reportedly started filming back inSeptember 2017, working on Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 back-to-back… as well as scenes for thefourth installment. At an IMAX Q&A in February 2019, producerJon Landau revealed: “We’re going to do our live-action filmingin New Zealand in the spring of this year."

 Then, in an interview with Empire that samemonth, James Cameron revealed: "That pesky little live-action component isgoing to cost me five months of my life, across the two movies." We expected to see Sam Worthington and ZoeSaldana return for the Avatar sequels… but we were quite surprised to hear that SigourneyWeaver and Stephen Lang are reportedly returning for all four films, too. After all, both characters were supposedlykilled off in the first film: Dr. Grace Augustine was struck by a fatal bullet, and ColonelQuaritch was hit by two arrows fired by Saldana's character, Neytiri. Weaver claims she'll be playing a differentcharacter in the upcoming movies, but James Cameron confirmed that Lang will somehow bereturning as the ill-willed colonel. In fact, he'll supposedly be the primary villainin future films — which isn't to say he was a sweetheart in the original Avatar. "You crossed a line." In October 2017, it was revealed that Oscar-winningactress Kate Winslet had been cast as a character named Ronal.

 Talking to Vanity Fair in 2017, Cameron said: "She’s very excited. She plays a character who’s part of theSea People, the reef people. The one thing she did do is demand that shedo all her own water work." The fact that Cameron and Winslet are workingtogether again may raise a few eyebrows. After all, their experience filming Titanicdidn't exactly sound like smooth sailing — no pun intended. Reportedly, Winslet was often afraid thatshe'd drown while filming Titanic, and she once said of Cameron: "There were times when I was genuinely frightenedof him. Jim has a temper like you wouldn’t believe." But producer Jon Landau claims Winslet tookto her watery scenes in the Avatar sequels like… well, like a duck takes to water. He told Collider: "Kate Winslet had to train in this and shegot up to a static breath hold of just about seven minutes. It’s amazing, it’s mind over matter. You see Kate going underwater and she justfelt so comfortable." That's no small feat. In 2017, it was announced that Game of Thronesactress Oona Chaplin would be playing a character named Varang.

Deadline reported that: "[Varang is] a strong and vibrant centralcharacter who spans the entire saga of the sequels." In March 2019, the official Avatar Twitteraccount posted that Chaplin would be joined by a fellow former Game of Thrones cast member. "Run away, little Theon. It's what you do best." The tweet reads: "Brendan Cowell has been cast in the Avatarsequels as Mick Scoresby, captain of a large-scale marine hunting vessel on Pandora." And here's more great news for you: on February6th, 2019, an announcement on the Avatar Twitter account revealed, "We are thrilled to share that Edie Falcois joining the #AvatarFamily as General Ardmore, the Commander in charge of the RDA's interestsin the Avatar Sequels! Are you as excited as we are?" During an IMAX Q&A in February 2019, producerJon Landau praised that particular casting choice: "In typical Jim [Cameron] fashion, he findsthis powerful woman to play what could be very easily [be] a male role if people werejust to read the script." Two months later, it was announced that MichelleYeoh of Crazy Rich Asians would play a scientist named Dr. Karina Mogue.

 James Cameron tweeted, "Michelle has always created unique and memorablecharacters. I look forward to working with her to do thesame thing on the Avatar sequels." Avatar's official Twitter feed isn't the onlysocial media account buzzing with exciting casting news. On April 3rd, 2019, Fast & Furious star VinDiesel posted a video to his Instagram account: “[There is one person in Hollywood thatI've always wanted to work with and learn from, and… where is he?" "Yeah, where is that guy?" Of course, that strongly implied Diesel wouldbe appearing in at least one of the Avatar sequels. The actor later confirmed his involvementwhile speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the Avengers: Endgame premiere in April 2019. By the sound of it, he's super-excited tobe reunited with a certain co-star. "My favorite in the whole cast, or the closestto my family, is Zoe Saldana… hence Avatar, hence why I'm doing Avatar." At the moment, Diesel's IMDb page only listshis upcoming role in Avatar 2 as "rumored." If he is in the film, you might have to beespecially eagle-eyed to spot him. Motion capture is tricky like that. Speaking to Empire, James Cameron revealedthat a large chunk of Avatar 2 will focus on Jake and Neytiri's eight-year-old daughter.

 He also revealed that Jake and Neytiri arestill a couple, and a crucial plot point involves a huge disagreement between the two lovebirds. "And you may choose a woman. We have many fine women." In fact, the audience is apparently goingto watch this fight play out through the eyes of their daughter. It sounds like there will be lots of childactors in the Avatar sequels. In 2017, we were introduced to seven kidswho will be playing various Na'vi — either from Neytiri's Omaticaya clan, or the Metkayina,a community of ocean dwellers who evidently live on reefs. As Cameron explained, he now sees the Avatarfilms as a family saga — one that's akin to the Godfather movies. He says that introducing kids into the actionsignifies a major shift in perspective for the adult characters… because now they haveto consider how their actions will affect their families. As he tells it: "[Avatar 2 is] a continuation of the samecharacters… but what happens when warriors who are willing to go on suicide charges andleap off cliffs, what happens when they grow up and have their own kids? It becomes a very different story."

At least two stars will be on their home turfwhile shooting the live-action scenes for the new Avatar films. We're talking about New Zealand here, notPandora. Outside of his home country, Cliff Curtisis best known for playing Travis in the AMC spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead. He'll be playing the character of Tonowari,the leader of the Metkayina. Curtis told Newstalk ZB that he didn't evenhave to audition: "[I got] a phone call from James Cameron. That turned into a Skype call and he offeredme four movies. It was that simple. It was a straight invitation." There's one more New Zealander heading offto Pandora: actor, writer, and director Jemaine Clement. You may recognize him as one half of the comedyduo Flight of the Conchords, or perhaps you've seen his work on the 2014 vampire comedy WhatWe Do in the Shadows. Clement is also an executive producer on theFX series of the same name, which is loosely based on the film, of course. “The hardest thing about making a show likethis is not being bitten by vampires." On May 15th, the official Avatar Twitter accountannounced: "Jemaine Clement has been cast in the Avatarsequels as Dr. Garvin, a marine biologist on Pandora.

 Glad to have you aboard" In 2010, Jon Landau told MTV that James Cameronwas planning to write a novel that offers more insight into the various characters'backgrounds. Specifically, he said that we'd be hearinga lot about Dr. Augustine's time teaching in the schoolhouse. "This was our school… Now it's just storage." We'd also learn more details about Jake'sidentical twin brother Tommy. "Jesus, Tommy." "The strong prey on the weak. A guy with a knife took all Tommy would everbe." Landau noted that it wouldn't be a novelizationof the first movie, but a separate story that goes into far more detail than the first film. Cameron confirmed this, saying that he'd alwaysintended to write a novel if Avatar ever made any money. Which it most certainly did. But as plans for the follow-up films stalled,plans for the book evidently stalled, too. Then, in 2017, The Los Angeles Times reportedthat Penguin Random House was teaming up with Cameron to release a whole slew of books basedon Avatar… stories that would be geared towards children and adults alike. The first books are expected to come out justbefore the Avatar 2 premiere… which means we still have to wait awhile before we canread them.

 If you enjoyed the colorful visuals of Pandora,you'll be pleased to know that the next four films are all going to be set there, too. In an IMAX Q&A, producer Jon Landau said, "We realized that if we looked at Earth, wecould spend our whole life traveling the globe [...]. Let’s do that on Pandora. Let Pandora really truly be that metaphorwhere we get to go see all these incredible different environments." Meanwhile, a lot of the action in Avatar 2takes place underwater — which reportedly led to a number of production hitches. In November 2017, Cameron noted that, "Basically, whenever you add water to anyproblem, it just gets ten times harder." With any luck, we'll be able to enjoy theseAvatar sequels before our entire planet is underwater. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite movies are coming soon.


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