Some blockbusters ensure that the movie theaters will fill up for at least a few weekends. Although there are voices against blockbusters – that they are always the same, nothing original…
At the same time, streaming continues to steal viewers. Between one thing and another, James Cameron continues to do his thing.
The director has been preparing little by little – so much so that almost 15 years have passed. The sequel to Avatar, and next December 16, we can see on the big screen Avatar: The Way of Water.
Of course, we do not know what will happen at the box office. Still, after seeing the advances and the stir it has been causing, we can almost say that James Cameron has arrived to save the cinema. Avatar 2 will be the great cinematic event of the decade.
It’s not just a sequel. Nor is it just a great production. With this production, Cameron wants people to go back to theaters and realize how much it’s worth seeing things on the big screen.
To do this, he has pulled technological advances never seen before. He has also played with the magic of cinema as if he were a child with a new bike. Cameron has had a great time with this shoot and wants us to do it too.
The second part of the saga was expected to arrive in 2014. But the technology to implement the filmmaker’s vision was not yet advanced enough. And then came the pandemic and the shutdown that we all know.
Eight years have passed, and everything seems ready for us to return to Pandora. Although Cameron is prepared for the worst, nothing seems to say it will go wrong.
The director has stated that he does not know what will happen after the premiere. “The market could tell us that we are finished in three months or that we may be semi-finished.
Which means, ‘Okay, let’s complete the story with the third film and not go indefinitely if it’s not profitable…'” he says in an interview with Collider.
It would be a hard stick for him and the studio since they propose a franchise of five films. After Avatar 2, there would be Avatar 3, Avatar 4, and Avatar 5.
The second and third installments were shot simultaneously for two reasons.
- To save costs
- Prevent the protagonists from aging too much.
After all, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) now have a family. We can now assume that it won’t be too long between Avatar 2 and 3.
AN XXL CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE
Avatar (2009) lasts 162 minutes -reaching 178 in the extended version-. Those almost three hours are nothing compared to what Avatar: The Way of Water will last. The second part could reach 190 minutes, according to Deadline.
There is still no confirmed duration. But we can count on it as a cinematic experience to accommodate well in the seat. And if the following films continue on the same path, we may face the longest franchise in history.
Avatar: The Way of Water picks up Avatar’s adventure after a time jump. It’s roughly corresponding to the time it has spent in real life.
Jake, Bey’tiri, and their family have been driven from home by the fight against the Resource Development Administration (RDA).
They find refuge in the Metkayina tribe, led by Ronal (Kate Winslet) and Manowar (Cliff Curtis).