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'Avatar' Actress Says Sequels Filming Back-To-Back in 2014

By: Sean OConnell on May 6, 2013 at 1:35PM Comments (10)
Zoe Saldana can proudly claim to be part of some massive movie franchises. She’s about to play Uhura for the second time in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness. She recently signed up to co-star in Marvel’s The Guardians of the Galaxy. And now she’s setting the stage for not one but two Avatar movies, which should begin shooting in 2014.
 
At least, that’s what the actress said on “The Jonathan Ross Show” (via Digital Spy). Saldana even suggested that James Cameron would film Avatar 2 and 3 back-to-back.
 
“Because if we just do two and then wait, I'll probably be 45 or 50 by the time we get to part three. It takes a long time, it's a very hard process.”
 
Of course, Cameron has been teasing these movies for a long time now. Avatar came out in 2009 … back when Sam Worthington was still a movie star. If Cameron starts filming the next Avatar story in 2014, will we see it in theaters before 2016? Could he make a Christmas Day, 2015 release date? As Saldana says, these movie take time.
 
But if the cast is discussing a shoot schedule, that might mean Cameron has cracked the scripts for parts two and three, as well as the technology needed to complete the vision he has for his return to Pandora.
 
Here’s the trailer for Cameron’s original Avatar, just to refresh your memory!
 

 
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  • May 7th 2013 5:59PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    I think they should start filming next year, release 2 in late 2015 or early 2016, then have 3 come out later 2016 or early 2017

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  • May 7th 2013 9:33PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Excellent suggestion matt

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  • May 6th 2013 9:24PM

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    All I can say is they need to get a move on! They need to realize that these actors/actresses are not getting any younger and may not want to keep waiting to make the sequels

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  • May 6th 2013 10:21PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I agree

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  • May 6th 2013 1:51PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I think shooting the two movies all together is fine but the risk of opening Christmas Day 2015 is competition with Kung Fu Panda 3

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  • May 6th 2013 5:27PM

    the real mr movieman  said...

    It would be a hard goal to reach for Christmas 2015. But Avatar is mostly aimed for mature audiences. Kung Fu Panda 3 is a family film, yes it is competition. But if the movie is good, it can hold it's own weight fine.

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  • May 6th 2013 5:52PM

    fandad1960  said...

    But they are both distributed by Fox

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  • May 7th 2013 5:57PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Yeah, Fox would not want to release those films at around the same time because there would be competition and Fox would be in the middle of it because it distributed both films

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  • May 7th 2013 9:35PM

    fandad1960  said...

    The same thing happened with Avatar and Alvin and the Chipmunks the squeakquel but the kids were packing The Chipmunks vs. Chipettes madness in the end

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  • May 9th 2013 10:24AM

    fandad1960  said...

    However Avatar ended up making more money and critical acclaim

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