Every once in a while comes a movie that dazzles and amazes your concept for science fiction. It truly pushes the boundaries of imagination and gives it a scientific basis.
‘Avatar’ was one such megablockbuster. With some of the best graphic editing and VFX effects, Avatar till recently was the highest-grossing movie of all time. It earned 2.7 billion dollars worldwide. The movie is set in the 22nd century, where humans have mastered the art of space exploration and travel.
Why did this movie do so well in the box office? What kept the audience captivated during the movie? What is the status of the sequel? Read on to find out more about this James Cameron masterpiece!
Director James Cameron revealed in an interview in 2006 that if the first film was successful enough, there would be two more installments in the franchise. The movie turned out to be the highest-grossing movie of all time and was only recently unthroned by ‘Avengers: Endgame.’
The production for the sequel and supposedly the further installment of the franchise have already started in New Zealand. New Zealand is one of the few countries in the world that have officially been declared as ‘COVID-free’ countries. SO the cast and crew can resume the shoot without any problems. Health precaution, will, however, be taken.
After plenty of production delays and postponing the release date of the sequel, the date has been finalized somewhere in December 2021. The wait is long, but it will be worth it! Director James Cameron plans to release three more sequels to the movie and want to do it in consecutive years. That is the plan; for now, unexpected delays cannot possibly be predicted.
The first movie saw humans exploring the vast expanse of space for an alternate source of energy for a depleted Earth. They come upon the mythical planet of Polyphemus orbited by densely forested moon Pandora. Pandora is rich in unobtanium, a mineral which could solve the energy crisis of earth. They employ humans and genetically match them into the bodies of local tribes called the Na’vi. The job of these human- Na’ vi hybrids was to convince the localities to allow mining operations.
The local tribe disagrees, a war ensues, and loyalties are tested. Humans are the antagonists in this equation. They destroy a considerable portion of the tribal natural habitat. Eventually, all the local tribes unite, and with a little help from the human- Na’ vi hybrids, the tribes win the war and shun humans from their planet.
Jake and Neytiri are the protagonists of the story and will continue to be so even for the future sequels. The setting for the sequel will also remain the same. The story will take place on Pandora. The sequel is set 12 years after the first movie. Avatar 2 will show Jake and Neytiri staying together and starting a family. An old enemy from the past comes back to finish the unfinished fight. This forces the Na’ vi to explore the other parts of Pandora.
The cast list is as follows:
In addition to the above cast members, the new integrations are:
The above three cast members will portray Jake and Neytiri’s children. Additionally, we have Kate Winslet joining the cast as a Metkayina free-diver. Vin Diesel and CJ Jones have been cast in undisclosed roles.
Avatar truly takes VFX and motion capture to new heights. It is a beautiful cinematic experience and definitely worth multiple viewings!