Film outfit 20th Century Fox confirmed that it will be giving "Avatar" fans a yearly Christmas sequel as science fiction film "Avatar 2" is bound to hit theaters on Christmas 2017, with sequels "Avatar 3" and "Avatar 4" expected to be released on the same dates in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
According to Master Herald, film director James Cameron has come up with a major plan for his box-office franchise's comeback: the "Titanic" director is shooting all three sequels simultaneously. He also revealed that he is planning to film the sequels at an advanced frame rate compared to the industry's standard 24 frames per second.
While Cameron is aiming to create better "Avatar" movies, he revealed that he is maintaining the visual and emotional horsepower that touched the hearts of audiences around the world.
"In the second and third films, which will be self-contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc, we will not back off the throttle of 'Avatar's' visual and emotional horsepower, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world. I'm looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild," he said.
Wikia said co-producer Jon Landau confirmed that humans will be present in the sequel. These include good and bad humans as well as good and bad Na'vi. He also said there will definitely be "action" as well as "family story."
Also to watch out for in "Avatar 2" is the underwater scenes, which will be captured using an underwater motion capture technology exclusively for this purpose.
"WETA is working out underwater performance capture for underwater scenes," Landau said. "It's going to be like the Floating Mountains in the first movie. It's not going to be all underwater; it's going to be a place we go to, leave and come back to," he was quoted as saying.
Landau also confirmed to Wikia that "Avatar 2" will show more of the Na'vi culture than Avatar.
Viewers can reportedly expect to see the influence of the cultures of small pacific civilizations of Micronesia in the film. Cameron, in 2013, admitted that he was exposed to these cultures during preparations for his dive in the Marianas Trench, according to the aforementioned website.
Wikia also said that in 2010, it was revealed that the next "Avatar" film will feature more volcanoes. It should be noted, however, that Cameron had four scripts in hand, which was subjected to alterations and adjustments to come up with only three without losing "Avatar's" vision of a masterpiece and fans' expectations.
According to Master Herald, a few weeks ago, Fox CEO Jim Gianopulus said the final scripts are being finalized.