Avatar 2 and 3 Planned but the Lack of Necessary Advanced Technology is Causing Delays!


After Avatar released in 2009, the audience was made aware of the fact that it broke new grounds in cinema fully showcased the hugely untapped potential of CGI use. However, it has been six years without a sequel but the film is still remembered quite fondly.

Reports suggested that the production of Avatar 2 started in 2014 and according to James Cameron himself, it is highly unlikely that we will get to see this movie anytime soon. On surprising note, the director admitted that the present state of technology isn’t good enough for what he wishes to do with this film and therein lays the main problem.

He further declared that he has a bunch of ideas that should bear fruition but they would require some use of technology that just isn’t there yet. The upcoming film (or films) would require complicated filming and intensive post-processing due to the fact that he wants to explore the underwater part of Pandora in great detail.

The makers are not yet aware if that can be supported by the current level of technology, however, it definitely sounds like something that people would love to see in the upcoming movie. Cameron has planned something highly unusual and tremendously exciting that which possibly has the capacity to blow your minds like it did back in Avatar.

However, he hasn’t been specific about the kind of technology that is currently missing.  Thankfully, rendering tech is in a quite advanced state right now but there are a lot of good things that can be done with the application of modern technology. The only rumor that we have heard about right now is the fact that it has to do something with motion capture.

Keep in mind that there are many things which take a lot of time to render and with a movie like Avatar 2, we can only imagine the huge amount of time it will justifiably take. Usually, we see the use of huge server clusters for rendering films, as in the case of Disney. If Cameron wants to release Avatar 2 in time, he will definitely need to use something like that.

However, on a more exciting note, Cameron has clearly confirmed that he wants it to be a trilogy. It is not often that you see two sequels being confirmed at the same time, especially in case of massive franchises like Avatar. The first film ended with some major cliffhangers and this left a lot of room for exciting developments and additions in the future.

There are a lot of ways this story can go and Cameron might decide to choose an entirely new direction for the upcoming movies. As it is, it will be quite difficult to pack a huge cluster of ideas into two movies.

Previously, this is what Cameron said to Coming Soon, “We’re making up an ocean ecosystem for Pandora. That’s gonna have less to do with the deep exploration that I’ve done than it has to do with my concerns about conservation of Earth’s oceans.”

However, keeping in mind the lack of advanced technology needed to accomplish this film, we can be sure that Cameron has some neat tricks up his sleeve and we just aren’t aware of it yet.

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In the meantime, Zoe Saldana mentioned in an interview with Crossmap that Avatar 2 is going to be pretty emotional and admitted that they actually choked up when director James Cameron relayed it to them.

Meanwhile, similar to Star Wars fanboys, supporters of the Avatar franchise are getting known for the patience and loyalty to this franchise. After the first revolutionary movie was released in 2009, fans expected that the next installment might release soon due to the huge success of the first movie.


  1. I think this is bogus.

    “On surprising note, the director admitted that the present state of technology isn’t good enough for what he wishes to do with this film and therein lays the main problem.”

    Just my own personal opinion on the matter, but if they can make CGI movies, commercials, TV series, and trailers of upcoming DLC add-ons to video games (World of Warcraft for instance) look so good that you can’t tell whether it’s real life or CGI…even with motion capture added in…then I don’t know what the hold up is. Fans have been waiting for these movies since the first one came out in 2009. We’ve been waiting 5 years for the next one that has been promised over and over again, yet never delivered. So many other movies have come in it’s place that have exceeded the boundaries and expectations of CGI work. Impressively as well! I don’t think that we will ever see Avatar 2 or 3. Also, when was the last time you saw Sam Worthington in a movie? The latest one I remember was Wrath of the Titans and that was 2012…3 years ago. Come on! If you are going to scrub the movies, at least be up front and honest about it instead of telling us that technology isn’t good enough yet, because that’s a load of bull. Technology, special effects, motion capture…. Speaking of motion capture, just look at Gollum from Lord of the Rings. They are even using motion capture in video games these days and you can’t even tell that half these people in video games these days are even fake characters. They move, look, and act so gracefully. And that’s video games! I’m sorry but I have given up waiting for an Avatar 2 to be made. They wrote the ending for the first one without any cliff hangers for a reason. They did have a deleted scene in the special features showing an unfinished piece with Neytiri pregnant with Jake’s baby. It never went in there because they’re pretty set on the fact that there WILL NOT be a second one. If it took them 5 years to even come up with a script for the second one, how in the world are they going to get people to stick around for a third or fourth that James Cameron is talking about? By the time this movie is done with, I’ll be old, bald, and probably in a nursing home. I guarantee you that there will be NO Avatar 2. Or 3. Or 4. That’s my two cents on the subject.

  2. I completely disagree with Larry. Unless he has some insider information that the rest of us do not, he has no idea what James Cameron is planning or what his expectations are for the next Avatar films. As far as motion capture and CGI goes, there is a indisputable difference between generating human-like characters walking around on land and creating an vibrant, realistic undersea ecosystem as described in the article. I for one say: “James, take your time and deliver us a masterpiece.”

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