December 17, 2021
Avatar 3 is a planned sequel to Avatar 2, and its aimed release date was Christmas 2015, instead now releasing in Christmas 2020. It will be shot back to back with Avatar 2. It will be the third installment in the planned Avatar series. James Cameron has already hinted that no sequel will actually have "Avatar" in the title, as Jake Sully is no longer an avatar at the end of the first film; "Avatar 3" is most likely just a temporary title.
On April 20, 2010 Cameron confirmed that Avatar 2 will take place in Pandora's oceans and that Avatar 3 will explore more of the Alpha Centauri System. As the scripts for all four sequels were finished in 2015, it's unknown if the Alpha Centauri System still plays a role in Avatar 3. It is intended that the plot be able to stand alone, though it will form part of a meta-narrative that extends from Avatar 2 to 5. Underwater elements will be a major aspect of Avatar 2 and 3, though they will also have some role in Avatar 4 and 5.
After Cameron confirmed the sequel, he confirmed that the sequels would be filmed back-to-back, and be released in a lapsus of one year in between: “I am in the process of writing the next two Avatar films now. We are planning to shoot them together and [edit them in post-production] together, and we will probably release them not quite back to back, but about a year apart.”  In October 2013, Sam Worthington confirmed that the three sequels would start shooting in fall 2014,  however Weaver later stated that her shoots would not take place until fall 2015.
When asked about his involvement with the ongoing franchise in April 2015, James Horner stated that he would stay with it through its entire run "If I last that long". Tragically, James Horner died unexpectedly in a plane crash that June.
In September 2017, James Cameron expressed intent to start production on Avatar 4 and 5 after the release of Avatar 3, as part of the back-to-back production and release schedule of the sequels. Avatar 2 and 3 will be shot back to back and go through post production sequentially, in a "two and two structure" that will also be done for Avatar 4 and 5. On February 6, 2018, David Thewlis confirmed having a Na'vi character role in Avatar 3-5, having already done motion capture work for Avatar 3 in Los Angeles.
During promotion for Avengers: Infinity War, Zoe Saldana said that motion capture on Avatar 2 and 3 was "just about done", with pre-production starting afterwards on the live action portion. The New Zealand location filming will take place for six months. She mentioned overall production as approximately halfway done.
- Sam Worthington as Jake Sully
- Zoe Saldana as Neytiri
- Sigourney Weaver as ???
- Stephen Lang as Miles Quaritch
- Matt Gerald as Lyle Wainfleet
- Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge
- Dileep Rao as Max Patel
- Cliff Curtis as Tonowari (Metkayina clan)
- Oona Chaplin as Varang
- Jamie Flatters as Neteyam
- Britain Dalton as Lo'ak
- Trinity Bliss as Tuktirey
- Bailey Bass as Tsireya (Metkayina clan)
- Filip Geljo as Aonung (Metkayina clan)
- Duane Evans Jr. as Rotxo (Metkayina clan)
- Jack Champion as Javier Socorro
- David Thewlis as a Na'vi character
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During the initial announcements for Pandora: The World of Avatar in 2011, James Cameron stated that the theme park would include elements from the second and third movies. The park opened on May 27, 2017; approximately three and a half years before the release date of the third film.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cinemacon-james-cameron-announces-four-884060
- ↑ http://www.starkinsider.com/2010/10/james-cameron-on-avatar-2-environment-reaching-ocean-bottom-video.html
- ↑ http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-2-3-sandy-83703/
- ↑ http://www.scificool.com/wait-there-will-be-more-navi-in-avatar-2-or-whatever-it-ends-up-being-called/
- ↑ http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65366 Avatar 3 will explore Alpha Centauri's star system.
- ↑ http://collider.com/avatar-sequels-underwater-filming-explained-james-cameron/#motion-capture
- ↑ http://screenrant.com/avatar-sequels-release-dates-sandy-97896/ James Cameron Announces Avatar 2 & 3 Release Dates
- ↑ http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/10/18/sam-worthington-says-avatar-sequels-will-shoot-fall-of-2014
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=27&v=-3_o67a1wY4
- ↑ http://www.slashfilm.com/james-cameron-more-avatar-sequels/
- ↑ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33235271
- ↑ https://www.inverse.com/article/10520-avatar-2-delayed-from-december-2017-won-t-go-up-against-star-wars
- ↑ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/james-cameron-doubles-down-wonder-woman-critique-details-avatar-sequels-1043026
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWbYVz3J6CQ
- ↑ http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-zoe-saldana-gamora-avengers-infinity-war-20180430-story.html
- ↑ http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/avatar-2-will-see-sigourney-weaver-play-a-brand-new-character/
- ↑ https://youtu.be/hMT3pTWh-Ac?t=1m2s
- ↑ http://deadline.com/2017/08/avatar-sequels-matt-gerald-returns-1202144393/
- ↑ http://movieweb.com/avatar-2-sequels-cast-giovanni-ribisi/
- ↑ http://deadline.com/2018/01/dileep-rao-james-cameron-avatar-sequels-1202269089/
- ↑ http://m.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11852179
- ↑ http://ew.com/movies/2017/06/20/avatar-four-sequels-oona-chaplin/
- ↑ http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/22/us-jamescameron-3dmovies-idUSTRE78L0HS20110922
- Internet Movie Database: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1757678/
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