Arlesian of cinema, Avatar 2 tests the nerves of moviegoers waiting for the sequel to James Cameron’s blockbuster released in 2009. Here’s everything you need to know about this spectacular Disney-produced movie.

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In light of the record success ($ 2.8 billion in revenue) of the first play, Fox announced in 2013 that James Cameron had started several sequels, including three films. Avatar 2 was out in 2016. Postponed each year by the director of Terminator 2 and Titanic, the movie was supposed to premiere in December 2020, then late 2021 before being pushed back to a (final?) Date. set for December 16, 2022 in the United States. However, this date falls on Friday, and for films that are released on Wednesdays in France, it is possible that the film will hit theaters on Wednesday, December 14 in France if Disney grants the premiere to France, as it has already been able to. make for opus from the latest Star Wars trilogy.

Including Avatar 2, a total of four sequels are planned to enrich the original film universe. James Cameron said he shot Avatar 2 and 3 next, to ensure continuity between the two films with the actors. The filming sequences of these two films would be finished according to their director, although the post-production phase (very long for this type of film) has not yet been completed. They are all filmed in 3D, like the first one. Avatar 3, 4 and 5 could be released in 2024, 2026 and 2028 respectively, if the schedule is respected.

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Very little information has been leaked about the Avatar sequel. But if we cross-reference the various official clues and visuals left by the production team on social media, we can confirm certain script choices. It is now accepted that Avatar 2 should take place primarily in the oceans of the planet Pandora. If the first work in the saga took us to spin in the air and learn about the terrestrial and aerial fauna of the planet, James Cameron chose to immerse his cameras in the lush seabed, as suggested by the conceptual art published on social networks (drawing up ). Information corroborated by actresses Kate Winslet and Sigourney Weaver, who took freediving lessons for the purpose of filming.

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It is also known that the plot will not unfold a few days or months after the destruction of the Tree of Life. In fact, several years will have passed on the planet Pandora since the war between the Earthlings and the Na’vi. Therefore, the characters will have aged and it is a safe bet that the reunion of the tribes of this planet has upset the relations that they could have between them, while their uprising against the Earth that exploited their resources did not help them in interplanetary relations. .

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Promised to be part of the continuity of the story of Avatar (2009), this second episode will therefore go to the original cast.

Sam Worthington, aka Jake Sully, will reprise his role. Become a Na’vi at the end of the first episode, you will be alongside Zoe Saldana, who plays her partner Ney’tiri.

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Actors Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang have been confirmed, while Avatar 2 should include several sequences of flashbacks, no doubt to support a little more the story that links Earthlings to the planet Pandora. Giovanni Ribisi, who plays one of the big baddies, will also be in the cast.

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