With James Cameron reveling in the success of Avatar: The Way of Water, it is the natural law that subsequent sequels and spinoffs of the universe be created. Actress Zoë Saldaña seems to think so too as she shared an update regarding the filming of the upcoming Avatar 3.
During her presence at the Oscars 2023, the Guardians of the Galaxy actress let it slip that they are going to go “back” to finish Avatar 3 this summer. With news by director James Cameron that the movie is already in post-production, this could potentially mean a sooner release date and the inclusion of some scenes for the later movies.
Zoë Saldaña Slips Up Regarding Avatar 3 At The Oscars
Being the only actress to star in four billion dollar box office blockbusters has its perks. Actress Zoë Saldaña has been beloved by the world for portraying Gamora in the MCU and Neytiri in the Avatar franchise. The love continues to grow every day as the actress reveals interesting tidbits regarding the world of James Cameron’s Avatar day by day.
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Director James Cameron had stated in January that he was done with Avatar 3 and that the movie was in the post-production stage of development. This turned out to be a lie however as actress Zoë Saldaña revealed during her talk with Canal+ at the Oscars 2023. In her statements, Saldaña claimed that she will be returning back to Avatar 3 this summer to “finish that up”.
“Well, we’re here for two, celebrating two. I hope it makes best picture. And ‘Avatar 3’, we’re going to go back this summer and finish that up. Because, allegedly, that’s coming out in a year.”
The actress further admitted that the movie will indeed be released in a year since previously it was rumored for a December 2024 release date. As for the other movies planned, director James Cameron revealed that he has it all figured out.
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James Cameron’s First Act of Avatar 4 Is Also Completed!
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Before Avatar: The Way of Water crossed its $2 billion mark, director James Cameron was so confident that he had already finished the making of Avatar 3. It was back in the December of 2022 that the director stated that Avatar 3 was “all shot”. He further remarked that the movie was essentially in post-production.
The director once again addressed the public that the first act of Avatar 4 had also been completed in January of 2023. With Oona Chaplin helming the movie as Varang, the leader of the Na’vi fire tribe, and Zoë Saldaña reprising her role as Neytiri, Avatar 3 is currently rumored for a release date of 20th December 2024 in theaters across the U.S.
Avatar: The Way of Water, after a good run at the global box office, is available to watch on select theater screens across the world.