The multiple delays for the first Avatar sequel have made its existence as something as a joke, but now James Cameron has given a date when motion capture will begin; and they will be doing all of the sequels at once.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Cameron confirmed the sequels will be underway this year:
“The thing is, my focus isnâ€™t on Avatar 2. My focus is on Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5 equally. Thatâ€™s exactly how Iâ€™m approaching it. Theyâ€™ve all been developed equally. Iâ€™ve just finished the script to Avatar 5. Iâ€™m now starting the process of active prep. Iâ€™ll be working with the actors in the capture volume in August, so Iâ€™m booked in production every day between now and then. Our volume is up and running, and everything is designed, and so weâ€™re going full-guns right now. I feel like Iâ€™ve been let out of jail, because Iâ€™ve been in the writing cave for the last two years. Iâ€™m actually enjoying life. I donâ€™t enjoy writing. I wouldnâ€™t wish writing on a dog.”
Avatar 2 is currently scheduled for December 21, 2018. We’ll have to wait and see if a year is enough time to get all of the effects done for the movie…