More than eyeing to match or surpass the box-office success of “Avatar” as the most successful film in history, Director James Cameron wants viewers to enjoy the sequel “Avatar 2” in the most interactive way possible.
He has been employing state-of-the-art filming technology in the shooting of not just the sequel but also the next two films of the franchise – “Avatar 3” and “Avatar 4.” These were, in fact, the reasons why from a 2016 playdate, “Avatar 2” has been moved to a December 2017 release to global theaters.
“Avatar 3” and “Avatar 4” will come out to cinemas in December 2018 and December 2019, respectively.
The critically-acclaimed producer, writer and director, in a recent interview said that it is mainly because of the technological constraints given the advanced technology and filmmaking equipment needed for the filming that prompted them to push back the release date of “Avatar 2.”
Sharp visuals and realistic
Cameron said that he wanted to show a novel ecosystem in Pandora which means various underwater scenes that needed cutting-edge motion capture technology for higher frame rates, sharper visuals, and realism.
The director added that he wants nothing but the best for “Avatar 2” and that is why he is not pressured into releasing the sequel to the most successful film in history based on ever growing fan clamor.
Instead, he is taking his sweet time in making a really good movie, perhaps even thinking of equalling or surpassing the feat of “Avatar” when it was released in 2009.
But 20th Century Fox, which is producing the movie, says that it is okay with the Christmas 2017 showing of “Avatar 2” as per CEO Jim Gianopulos. He made the announcement during the Gabelli & Company’s Movie and Entertainment Conference held in July at New York City, details the Day Herald.
The delay or the push back in the release of “Avatar 2” was apparently worth it as James Cameron revealed in a recent interview that the reason for such is the fact that his team is currently focusing on creating graphics for the ocean ecosystem of Pandora.
After the graphics have been completed, the production film will start filming the underwater oceanographic exploration similar to the one shown in the movies “Titanic” and the “The Abyss.”
Cameron was also quoted in the interview as saying that the production team is doing all the three “Avatar” sequels so they are creating an ocean ecosystem for Pandora.
The director said that there is no direct map between the deep ocean exploration that he has done in “Titanic” and the ocean stuff that they are doing for the three “Avatar” films, but he will continue doing such as he has always been fascinated by ocean exploration stuff.
He explained that fans will get to see only part of the environment of Pandora. He said that the scuba diving he did before in the deep ocean has more of a direct connection to “Avatar 2” and “Avatar 3” which will not take place completely under the water. Cameron added that those are just part of the environment of Pandora that audience will see in the movies.
Cameron also said that the fact that people are basically overfishing resulting to climate change, citing that a few degrees of temperature rise is going basically take out the coral reefs. He also expressed concern that all those beautiful images of the coral environments that people grew up with won’t exist in 50 years at the rate that people are going in terms of pumping greenhouse gases into the environment.