Back in November of 2018, BBC News got their hands on documentation that revealed the possible Avatar sequel titles: Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar: The Seed Bearer, Avatar: The Tulkun Rider, and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa. 20th Century Fox didn’t confirm those titles, but now James Cameron says there’s some truth to them.
Speaking with ET, the filmmaker says that “those titles are among titles that are in consideration. And no final decisions have been made yet.” What do you think about the Avatar sequel titles? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
James Cameron started filming the performance capture for the sequels on September 25, 2017. Avatar: The Way of Water is scheduled to open in theaters on December 18, 2020, and will be followed by Avatar: The Seed Bearer on December 17, 2021. Avatar: The Tulkun Rider and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa will be released on December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025, respectively.
Collider also chatted with producer Jon Landau about the filming for the sequels. “We have completed our principal capture on Avatar 2, 3, and part of 4,” he said. “We’re going to do our live-action filming in New Zealand in the spring of this year. We just announced today that we’ve cast Edie Falco to play General Ardmore, who is the head of the RDA forces. In typical Jim [Cameron] fashion he finds this powerful woman to play what could be very easily a male role if people were just to read the script.”
Landau talked about how the sequels are all set on Pandora as well. “We also made the decision on the sequels to do everything really based on Pandora. There are times when other science-fiction movies, if they want water, they go to the ocean planet. If they want snow, they go to the ice planet. We realized that if we looked at Earth, we could spend our whole life traveling the globe and not see all of the wonders that Earth holds. Let’s do that on Pandora. Let Pandora really truly be that metaphor where we get to go see all these incredible different environments that Pandora holds. But just as importantly, as we go throughout the sequels we’re gonna meet new clans with very diverse cultures. Because our world, we’re a melting pot. In the first movie, we really only met one clan, the Omaticaya. But if a clan has lived forever on the oceans, they’re culturally gonna be very different than a clan that has lived in the rainforest, and we wanna present that in the movies as well.”
You can read more on how Kate Winslet was able to hold her breath underwater for seven minutes here.
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, and Sigourney Weaver are returning for the Avatar sequels. Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Oona Chaplin, and Edie Falco are also on board. The young members of the Sully family are played by Jamie Flatters, Britain Dalton, and Trinity Bliss, while the Metkayina Clan members are played by Bailey Bass, Filip Geljo, and Duane Evans Jr. Jack Champion is playing Javier “Spider” Socorro, a human teenager, born at Hell’s Gate but who prefers his time in the Pandoran rainforest more than the asphalt of Hell’s Gate.
The Avatar sequels will be produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau through their Lightstorm Entertainment. The James Cameron-directed sequels are written by Cameron along with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman, and Shane Salerno.
The first Avatar movie remains the highest-grossing film worldwide with $2.7 billion.