James Cameron is one of the most successful directors today. He wrote film history with Terminator, Titanic and Avatar. His last two movies, in particular, had unprecedented successes. For many years, the story of the sinking ship was the most successful film in the world. It was reserved for Cameron himself to replace his super hit at the top of the cinema charts. Avatar brought 3D back to the cinemas and conquered the title of the most successful movie ever. The concentrated power of numerous heroes was necessary to drive Avatar off the top. Marvel’s Avengers have claimed the throne for themselves but it could be over soon. In 2021, the first of the numerous Avatar sequels will hit the cinemas, and the struggle for supremacy among film fans will begin again.
From Flop to Mega Hit
All the super hits by James Cameron have one thing in common. Before they were released, they were considered safe flops at the box office. However, the audience saw it differently and reliably catapulted the films to the top. Everything is different this time. The four planned sequels to Avatar are considered programmed super hits. Accordingly, James Cameron had more money than ever before. He is currently working on at least two movies simultaneously, but actually the number could be bigger. Rumour has it that Cameron is even shooting all four sequels at the same time. The director is known as a perfectionist; fans can expect great films. Nobody yet knows what the finished blockbusters will look like. But the start dates for the four sequels are already set. Avatar 2 starts in December 2021, Avatar 3 comes in December 2023. After that, the saga will pause for a year. Avatar 4 will continue in December 2025, and Avatar 5 should finally conclude the story in December 2027.
A Huge Budget
The first concept images from the world of Pandora are already circulating on the Internet, but otherwise, James Cameron is silent. In any case, his plans are gigantic. The first sequel is supposed to bring the best 3D ever on the screens. You immediately believe that because Cameron is known for his love of discovery and experimentations. He announced that in the course of filming, he had solved a long-known problem in action cinema. Avatar 2 is supposed to show underwater scenes in unprecedented brilliance. All of this will again consume a lot of money. Cameron is known for blowing his budgets well. That is one of the reasons why he tackled several sequels at the same time. The cost is still breathtaking. The four films are said to devour the sum of $ 1 billion. The cast of Avatar 2 – 5 proves that everything is possible with the ambitious filmmaker. Sigourney Weaver returns in her role as Dr. Grace Augustine to the world of Pandora, as does Stephen Lang will continue the role of Colonel Quaritch. Both characters died in the original film. In addition to leading actors Sam Worthington and Zoe Zaldana, Kate Winslet and Michelle Yeoh will also be there this time.