Almost a decade has passed since the first "Avatar" film, and very little has been reported about its sequel. Although it was previously reported that the movie will be released in 2016, Master Herald has stated that it has been pushed back to a Christmas 2017 release date as director James Cameron follows "his own pace."
Given that the director works at his own pace, the makers of the CGI spectacle, specifically Cameron, aren't reportedly satisfied yet with the technology used in the production of the movie. It was said that there are certain elements in the movie that current technology can't achieve yet, but the crew is working hard into reaching the standard and quality that they are going for. It has been reported back in 2012 that an underwater ecosystem might be in the works.
Cameron previously told Coming Soon, "We're making up an ocean ecosystem for Pandora. That's gonna have less to do with the deep exploration that I've done than it has to do with my concerns about conservation of Earth's oceans."
Although the specific kind of technology Cameron is looking for isn't exactly clear yet, viewers and fans are expecting revolutionary graphics again and rendering technology like no other. It is also worth mentioning that the revered director has also come up with motion-capture technology that he has developed specifically for the sequel.
With "Avatar 2" finally in production, what can fans expect from the third installment? Some fans are fearing that the second movie might end up with too many "cliffhangers," asMaster Herald stated, just to gear up for the third one. Zoe Saldana, meanwhile, has previously mentioned in an interview with Crossmap that "Avatar 2" will be "emotional" and that they choked up as director James Cameron relayed it to them.
Despite the delays and the almost-decade wait, the makers of "Avatar" assure fans and viewers that "Avatar 2" is going to be worth it.