Avatar 2 Release Date
Avatar 2 is an upcoming American epic science fiction film directed by James Cameron and produced by 20th Century Studios. It is the second film in Cameron’s Avatar franchise after Avatar (2009). Cameron is producing the film with John Landau, with Josh Friedman originally announced as Cameron’s co-writer. It was later announced that Cameron, Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno all participated in the writing process of the sequels before being attributed to separate scripts, leaving the final writing credits unclear.
Cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Dilip Rao, CCH Pounder, and Matt Gerald are all reprising their roles from the original film, with Sigourney Weaver returning in a different role. New cast members include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, Vin Diesel and CJ Jones.
Cameron, who stated in 2006 that he would make a sequel to Avatar if successful, announced the first two sequels in 2010 after the massive success of the first film, with Avatar 2 aiming for a 2014 release. Due to Covid-19 it is currently planned for release on December 17, 2021, after which it can be expected to release three sequels in the coming years. Preliminary shooting of the film began in Manhattan Beach, California on August 15, 2017, followed by principal photography with Avatar 3 in New Zealand on September 25, 2017; After shooting for over three years, filming ended in late September 2020.