Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Old 09-02-21, 02:10 PM
  #526  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Ash Ketchum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 12,416
Received 203 Likes on 152 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

A recent interview with Michelle Yeoh includes this bit:

...while Yeoh has had her plate full, too, what with playing the indomitable Emperor Philippa Georgiou on Star Trek: Discovery since 2017, and shooting four Avatar sequels back-to-back.
Have there really been four AVATAR sequels shot already?

Here's the whole article for anyone interested:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/202...o4rk0rLsHiQ7hU
Old 09-02-21, 02:33 PM
  #527  
Moderator
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41,942
Likes: 0
Received 3,544 Likes on 2,407 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

2 and 3 are wrapped. 4 is in production… mostly mo-cap has been done so far.
Old 09-02-21, 03:42 PM
  #528  
Banned by request
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Goodbye and Good Luck
Posts: 17,800
Received 777 Likes on 581 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

2 and 3 wrapped probably years ago. 4 will finish in 5-10 years. My grandkids can watch them in theaters in 2050.
Old 09-02-21, 03:52 PM
  #529  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 40,679
Received 1,813 Likes on 1,296 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
This video I posted here over 3 years ago turned out to be be prescient. Avatar 2 is perpetually just 2-3 years away.
What will come out first, Avatar 2 or The Winds of Winter?
Old 09-05-21, 12:53 PM
  #530  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 23,194
Received 154 Likes on 117 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

So all of these sequels are coming regardless?
Old 09-05-21, 01:10 PM
  #531  
DVD Talk Hero
 
TomOpus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 38,911
Received 1,026 Likes on 748 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Who knows. They need to do something with them
Old 09-05-21, 01:19 PM
  #532  
DVD Talk God
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 73,394
Received 2,447 Likes on 1,814 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
So all of these sequels are coming regardless?
Regardless of what? Box office? Disney/FOX chose to pay Cameron all that money up front to make them. If they're good, then that's great. If not, then that's on them.
Old 09-05-21, 04:01 PM
  #533  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 23,194
Received 154 Likes on 117 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Has anyone else ever made several sequels at once ? I know LOTR did all three movies simultaneously , but never heard of four movies being made all at once.
Old 09-05-21, 04:59 PM
  #534  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 23,704
Received 2,269 Likes on 1,509 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
Has anyone else ever made several sequels at once ? I know LOTR did all three movies simultaneously , but never heard of four movies being made all at once.
I imagine the Avatar movies are somewhat unique in that the budget for shooting Principal Photography is probably a lot lower than filming another seriesí sequels all at once. They could probably film Avatar 2-4 relatively inexpensive and over a short period of time then spread the bulk of the budget over years with the post-production stuff.
Old 09-05-21, 10:00 PM
  #535  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 19,393
Received 517 Likes on 363 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Cameraon stated back in 2017 that if 2 & 3 aren't successful, 4 & 5 won't be released

https://screenrant.com/avatar-sequel...ffice-success/
"Let’s face it, if Avatar 2 and 3 don’t make enough money, there’s not going to be a 4 and 5. They’re fully encapsulated stories in and of themselves. It builds across the five films to a greater kind of meta narrative, but they’re fully formed films in their own right, unlike, say, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, where you really just had to sort of go, “Oh, shit, all right, well I guess I better come back next year.” Even though that all worked and everybody did."
So 2 & 3 seem like sure things now, but even with them reportedly shooting some mo-cap and principle photography for 4 & 5, the post production on those likely hasn't started, and Fox/Disney could just cut their losses and not finish those films, since the post-production is likely the big money suck for these films.
Old 09-05-21, 10:24 PM
  #536  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Michael Corvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 62,031
Received 732 Likes on 516 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

It's James fucking Cameron. Those films will be finished.
The following users liked this post:
Why So Blu? (09-05-21)
Old 09-05-21, 11:39 PM
  #537  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 36,475
Received 875 Likes on 671 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
It's James fucking Cameron. Those films will be finished.
Exactly. Folks have been hating on the guy since '98. Some of the haters weren't even born in '98!
Old 09-06-21, 12:20 AM
  #538  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 23,704
Received 2,269 Likes on 1,509 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
It's James fucking Cameron. Those films will be finished.
Exactly. I know Cameron has had a chip on his shoulder since Titanic but the guy sometimes plays the underdog card a bit too often. Heís James Fucking Cameron. Of course theses movies are going to be finished.
The following users liked this post:
Dr. DVD (09-06-21)
Old 09-06-21, 10:36 AM
  #539  
DVD Talk Legend
 
bluetoast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 11,341
Received 172 Likes on 130 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

On a tangential note, James Cameron's Masterclass is great. He goes over scenes from Terminator, Aliens, Avatar, and Titanic in detail, explaining his choices and building tension, introducing characters. Better than a straight up commentary, since some of them are like 20 minute + breakdowns.
The following users liked this post:
Why So Blu? (09-06-21)
Old 12-14-21, 09:59 AM
  #540  
Moderator
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41,942
Likes: 0
Received 3,544 Likes on 2,407 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Old 12-14-21, 11:16 AM
  #541  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 23,704
Received 2,269 Likes on 1,509 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Oh yeah, this is still happening.


I knew that there were going to be some underwater sequences in the sequels but I didnít realize the majority of 2 and 3 would take place underwater. All the floaty things should look cool in 3D.
Old 12-14-21, 02:33 PM
  #542  
DVD Talk Legend
 
spainlinx0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: NJ
Posts: 18,264
Received 347 Likes on 207 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

I saw the first in theaters and loved the environment, but yes, the dialogue and story were not great.

I really think this would make an amazing VR experience. I enjoyed the 3D in the theaters, and later on my TV.
Old 12-14-21, 03:26 PM
  #543  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 3,425
Received 143 Likes on 95 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Let's be realistic, that 3D surcharge is a big reason Avatar made as much money as it did (it's just outside the top ten in all time ticket sales so that boost from 3D showing was huge), with that gimmick a thing of the past, what will be the hook for these films? I don't know a single person who was asking for more Avatar. I thought it was entertaining enough, but nothing special (ranks near the bottom of Cameron films for me).
Old 12-14-21, 03:36 PM
  #544  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 33,276
Received 539 Likes on 388 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
Oh yeah, this is still happening.


I knew that there were going to be some underwater sequences in the sequels but I didnít realize the majority of 2 and 3 would take place underwater. All the floaty things should look cool in 3D.
As long as they don't run into any Gungans.
Old 12-14-21, 03:47 PM
  #545  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Posts: 264
Received 88 Likes on 57 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Obligatory post wondering when True Lies and The Abyss will be on blu-ray.
Old 12-14-21, 04:29 PM
  #546  
kd5
DVD Talk Legend
 
kd5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 12,163
Received 264 Likes on 186 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Unlike the haters in this thread, both my wife and I really enjoyed the first Avatar the 4 times we've seen it since 2010 when I bought the Extended Collector's Edition on DVD. Last summer I found a clean Extended Blu-Ray Collector's Edition at the flea market for cheap so next time we watch it the visuals should be even better. Though my wife probably doesn't think about it very much (if at all, even though she'll probably be awestruck by it when we see it), I'm excited for Avatar 2 and will more than likely add it to our collection when it comes out on physical media. I just wish he'd get fucking done with it already.
Old 12-14-21, 04:38 PM
  #547  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 40,679
Received 1,813 Likes on 1,296 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Originally Posted by Rodney2187 View Post
Obligatory post wondering when True Lies and The Abyss will be on blu-ray.
I gave up hope on The Abyss coming out on blu-ray (or UHD) a long time ago. I just don't think it will happen. Cameron dragged his feet for too long, and the window for disc releases of catalog material is rapidly closing at the major studios. And without any sequels, remakes, or reboots of The Abyss or True Lies to promote, there just doesn't seem to be any kind of will to release them. And, on top of that, Disney now owns Fox, and they seem to have little interest in physical media these days outside of new release movies.
Old 12-14-21, 04:55 PM
  #548  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Inhumans99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 4,540
Received 212 Likes on 181 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

To the folks saying that True Lies and The Abyss will never see a proper North American Blu/UHD release, never say never. I never thought that Alligator would get a UHD release of all formats, and had pretty much given up hope, yet here we are...Shout stepped up to put out the film on UHD. Now, I will grant that most people do not hold Alligator with the same regard as they might for The Abyss or True Lies, but stranger things have happened and maybe Cameron will take advantage of the push around Avatar 2's eventual release on UHD to finally okay the release of True Lies and The Abyss. Also, I forgot that seeing films in 3D in the theater was still a thing, but if any film deserves a 3-D presentation Avatar 2 certainly does. The 3-D for Avatar was so good that at times I felt like I was on the planet or on a ship floating in zero gravity.

I will certainly put in the effort to see this film in theaters.
Old 12-14-21, 06:44 PM
  #549  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 23,704
Received 2,269 Likes on 1,509 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Originally Posted by kd5 View Post
Unlike the haters in this thread, both my wife and I really enjoyed the first Avatar the 4 times we've seen it since 2010 when I bought the Extended Collector's Edition on DVD. Last summer I found a clean Extended Blu-Ray Collector's Edition at the flea market for cheap so next time we watch it the visuals should be even better. Though my wife probably doesn't think about it very much (if at all, even though she'll probably be awestruck by it when we see it), I'm excited for Avatar 2 and will more than likely add it to our collection when it comes out on physical media. I just wish he'd get fucking done with it already.
Calm down. 2062 will be here before you know it.
The following users liked this post:
Jay G. (12-15-21)
Old 12-14-21, 06:49 PM
  #550  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 23,865
Received 904 Likes on 736 Posts
re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Originally Posted by Rodney2187 View Post
Obligatory post wondering when True Lies and The Abyss will be on blu-ray.
Still so crazy neither of these are out.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.