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December 14, 2017
21st Century Fox, the distributor of the Avatar franchise, is bought out by the Disney Corporation.[1]
December 6, 2017
Penguin Random House enters a multi-year Avatar book publishing deal with Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. This deal involves books for kids and adults that "expand and enrich the Avatar universe". James Cameron will be involved in the development of the titles. The first books will be released in the leadup to Avatar 2 and further books will be released through and beyond the release of Avatar 5.[2]
November 14, 2017
The first successful run of the underwater motion capture technology for the Avatar sequels takes place.[3]
October 13, 2017
Giovanni Ribisi is confirmed to return as Parker Selfridge in the Avatar sequels.[4]
October 3, 2017
Kate Winslet joins the Avatar sequel cast as Ronal, twenty years after her leading role in James Cameron's Titanic.[5]
September 27, 2017
The "next generation" cast of the Avatar sequels are revealed, including Jake Sully and Neytiri's children, other Na'vi children from the Metkayina clan, and Javier "Spider" Socorro, a human teenager who was born at Hell's Gate. The casting of Filip Geljo, who plays Aonung, the son of Tonowari of the Metkayina, was leaked five days earlier by TMZ. [6] [7][8]
September 25, 2017
Principal photography starts on Avatar 2 starts, announced by James Cameron during a special Terminator event the week before. [9]
August 24, 2017
During promotion for a theatrical release of the 3D version of Terminator 2, James Cameron confirms that the Avatar sequels are in "full tilt" production. Cameron is currently guiding actors through the virtual sets as a form of "location scouting", with principal cast rehearsals starting at the end of September. [10]
August 8, 2017
James Cameron reveals that Miles Quaritch is the main antagonist for the Avatar sequels. [11]
August 7, 2017
Matt Gerald is confirmed to return as Lyle Wainfleet in the Avatar sequels. [12]


For older news, see the news archive or the timeline of real-world events.

News ArchiveEdit

July 30, 2017
Weta Digital, who previously worked on the first Avatar film, begins visual effects work on the four sequels. [13]
July 1, 2017
The Avatar: Discover Pandora exhibition opens in Bangkok, Thailand as its first stop in Southeast Asia.[14]
June 20, 2017
Oona Chaplin, best known for her work on Game of Thrones, is cast in all four Avatar sequels in a lead role. She will be playing Varang, described as a "strong and vibrant central character". The announcement was made during the CineEurope trade convention in Barcelona, Spain. [15]
June 8, 2017
Lightstorm Entertainment renews a five year collaboration with Christie Digital to help develop the technology for glasses-free 3D viewing. Christie Digital will provide the Avatar sequels with an RGB laser projector while Lightstorm will be providing Christie with research findings on 3D, high frame rates, color spacing, and high-dynamic range. [16]
June 5, 2017
The second stop for the Avatar: Discover Pandora exhibition is announced. The exhibition will be in Bangkok, Thailand at The Mall Shopping Center Bankapi from July 1 to September 3, 2017.[17]
May 27, 2017
Pandora: The World of Avatar officially opens at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom.
May 24, 2017
The dedication ceremony for Pandora: The World of Avatar takes place, with an official Disney Parks livestream starting at 8:10am ET. James Cameron, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and Kam Demarco present during the ceremony, with Jon Landau and representatives from 20th Century Fox in attendance.[18]
May 16, 2017
Ubisoft clarifies the release window of the Avatar Project game, confirming no plans to release the game before April 1st, 2020.[19]
May 8, 2017
Cliff Curtis, best known for his work on Fear the Walking Dead, is cast in all four Avatar sequels in a lead role. He will be playing Tonowari, leader of the Metkayina, the reef people clan.[20]
May 6, 2017
The Free Comic Book Day 2017 issue of the Dark Horse Avatar comics is released.
April 28, 2017
A Pandora: The World of Avatar media preview for select theme park news outlets takes place from April 28th to the 30th, providing the first extensive look at the attraction. Imagineer Joe Rohde, Executive Creative Director Stefan Hellwig, and Jon Landau are in attendance. Certain effects, like portions of the bioluminescence, aren't complete yet. [21][22][23][24]
April 22, 2017
On the official Facebook page, new release dates for Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5 are announced, with Avatar 2 hitting theaters on December 18, 2020, Avatar 3 on December 17, 2021, Avatar 4 on December 20, 2024, and Avatar 5 on December 19, 2025. [25]
March 26, 2017
Toruk - The First Flight concludes its North American tour with a final showing in Dayton, Ohio. The crew begin preparations for the Asian leg in the summer.
March 9, 2017
Good Morning America, The View, The Chew, and Nightline on ABC, owned by Disney, air sneak peek segments of Pandora: The World of Avatar.[26]
James Cameron confirms another Avatar 2 delay as production on the four Avatar sequels starts this year.[27]
March 3, 2017
Responding to questions from PC Gamer, Ubisoft confirms that work on the new Avatar Project will not be at the cost of continued development for The Division.[28]
February 28, 2017
A new Avatar game for PC and consoles is announced. Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment studio leads the development in a collaboration with Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Interactive.[29]
February 26, 2017
Casting site My Entertainment World confirms that filming for Avatar 2 starts August 15, 2017 in Manhattan Beach, California.[30]
February 13, 2017
Sam Worthington discusses Avatar 2 during an interview with We Got This Covered while doing press for The Shack. He confirms that the sequels will still be shot concurrently, filming will start in 2017, and that Avatar 2 will have a family narrative. He also mentions Avatar 2 being set eight years after the original film and that he's read the scripts for Avatar 2-5.[31]
February 8, 2017
Lightstorm Entertainment present a grant of $2495 to LearnNavi (a site devoted to the Na'vi Language) in order for them to purchase a new server to host the site.[32]
February 7, 2017
The May 27, 2017 opening date for Pandora: The World of Avatar is announced by Disney.[33] VisitPandora.com, the Visit Pandora Twitter, and the Visit Pandora Instagram launch.
February 5, 2017
Jon Landau is interviewed during Super Bowl LI's pre-game show on Fox, promoting Pandora: The World of Avatar. Close-up shots of the attraction's environment are shown, including waterfalls on the Hallelujah Mountains and the bioluminescence at night.[34]
February 2, 2017
A leaked screencap from footage of Disney Imagineers testing the Flight of Passage ride from Pandora: The World of Avatar appears online. Instead of a ride vehicle that seats large crowds of people at the same time, Flight of Passage has a two rider only vehicle that resembles a banshee as seen in the films. The image shows two people on the banshee ride vehicle with the attraction's projection screen in front of them.[35]
January 31, 2017
The revised cover and first two pages of the Free Comic Book Day 2017 issue of the upcoming Dark Horse Avatar comic series are previewed on Mashable.[36]
January 29, 2017
James Cameron confirms in an interview with The Daily Beast that Avatar sequel motion capture starts in August. More active production will be taking place this year, with the motion capture volume already up & running and design work completed. He also confirms that the scripts for the Avatar sequels are complete, with Avatar 5 being the most recently finished.[37]
January 26, 2017
Another projection mapping test takes place in Pandora: The World of Avatar on the Hallelujah Mountains. The projection mapping is speculated by WDW News Today to be part of a future nighttime show.[38][39]
December 25, 2016
A behind the scenes preview of Pandora: The World of Avatar premieres during the television airing of Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration.[40] Disney posts the clip onto their Disney Parks YouTube channel.[41]
December 22, 2016
Avatar makes its first appearance in the Animal Kingdom nighttime show, Tree of Life Awakenings. The brief segment features a Great Leonopteryx flying past a waterfall, with floating woodsprites serving as a transition to the next scene.[42]
December 13, 2016
Dark Horse reveals a special Free Comic Book Day 2017 issue of their upcoming Avatar comic, written by Sherri L. Smith, illustrated by Doug Wheatley and colored by Wes Dzioba. The Dark Horse line of Avatar comics and graphic novels is set to launch with the May 2017 FCBD issue, with a greater rollout announced for late 2017.[43]
December 12, 2016
The first publicly observed projection mapping test takes place on the Hallelujah Mountains in Pandora: The World of Avatar.[44]
December 10, 2016
In an interview with Superhero Hype, Sigourney Weaver mentions seeing three of the four scripts for the upcoming sequels. She also mentions James Cameron shooting "experimental" footage that might not make it to the official film releases.[45]
December 7, 2016
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Picture from the ribbon cutting ceremony for Avatar: Discover Pandora

Avatar: Discover Pandora opens in Taipei.
November 19, 2016
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman releases more details about Pandora: The World of Avatar and announces its opening on summer of 2017.[46]
October 4, 2016
Toruk announces a short tour leg in Mexico during 2017, starting with Guadalajara in February.[47]
September 30, 2016
An internal casting call goes out at Disney regarding Pandora: The World of Avatar. Details of the call reveals the concern about creating an immersive experience, like requiring the cast to learn Na'vi.[48]
September 8, 2016
In an interview, James Cameron reveals what the Avatar sequels will be about.[49]
August 29, 2016
Stephen Lang states that the second film is still on track for the 2018 release date.[50]
July 24, 2016
Infiniteer Adventures reveals that Jake Sully and Neytiri figures were considered for Disney Infinity 3.0 before its cancellation, along with concept art.[51]
July 23, 2016
Cameron briefly discusses Avatar at Comic-Con, discussing how the project moved from a trilogy to a pentalogy.[52]
June 29, 2016
Gamespot reveal a new Avatar MMO is in development by Kabam. The game will be for mobiles.[53]
June 17, 2016
A "Toruk Zone" opens at Denver Comic-con, featuring Na'vi morphing stations and live make-up demonstrations.[54]
April 28, 2016
Imagineer Joe Rohde showcases a few of the props for Pandora: The World of Avatar on the Disney Parks blog.[55]
April 15, 2016
Toruk - The First Flight's performances in Raleigh are cancelled in response to North Carolina's HB2 legislation,[56] which many view as being discriminatory.[57] A number of other events and performances in North Carolina are cancelled by both Cirque and other organisations in response to the bill.
April 14, 2016
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Logo used in the announcement

Avatar 5 is announced; a "fourth sequel" to the original film. The other sequels are delayed for a fifth time, with Avatar 2 moved from Summer to December 2018.[58]
March 31, 2016
In anticipation of upcoming shows in Kansas City, several members of the Toruk cast perform around the city center, in full costume.[59]
March 27, 2016
Toruk - The First Flight has its 100th show.[60]
February 17, 2016
Episode 7 of the Cirque du Soliel video series Great is the Detail is released, focussing around the puppet work for Toruk.[61]
February 5, 2016
The Toruk - The First Flight Soundtrack is released on Itunes.[62]
February 2, 2016
It is announced that Avatar 2 is to begin filming in April.[63]
January 27, 2016
Avatar Wiki has a new admin: Cadellin
January 23, 2016
Avatar 2 and the other sequels are delayed by six months, possibly due to a scheduling conflict between it and Star Wars- Episode VIII. Avatar 2 is now scheduled for Summer 2018[64]
January 22, 2016
Toruk returns to the United States, with a week of performances in Auburn Hills, Michigan. A soundtrack is also announced in the form of an Itunes release.[65]
January 6, 2016
Avatar's domestic box office record is broken by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.[66]
December 21, 2015
Toruk has its Canadian debut in Montreal, Quebec.
December 11, 2015
Cameron gives a small update on the progress with the sequels, stating that while small refinements on the scripts are still taking place, "the characters, settings and creatures are all pretty much [set]".[67]
December 4, 2015
An interview with James Cameron and other staff from Toruk goes up on Facebook. The interview confirms a rough date for the story of 837 BC.[68] (3,000 years before the events of the film)
November 27, 2015
A promotional ticket-giveaway for Toruk is enacted, with a quiz on Facebook.[69]
November 20, 2015
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The first floating mountain on the site

The first floating mountain is raised during the construction of Pandora: The World of Avatar.[70]
November 12, 2015
Toruk premieres in Bossier City, Louisiana.
October 28, 2015
Cirque du Soleil hold a media-only premiere for Toruk.[71]
October 26, 2015
Cirqu du Soleil confirms more dates for Toruk, including an August 2016 performance in Chicago.
October 9, 2015
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The new comic series

James Cameron unveils a Dark Horse comic book series set in the Avatar Universe. The comics will be set "before, during, and after the events of the original film.”[72]
October 6, 2015
Cirque du Soliel hold a Na'vi makeover booth at New York Comic-con, in support of the upcoming play.[73]
September 28, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter and IGN are fooled by a leaked art hoax, depicting a female Na'vi from the second film. The 'leak' was in fact a concept from the first film, posted by a fake Jon Landau Twitter account. [74]
August 17, 2015
A small exhibition of concept art takes place at D23, revealing images of the theme park attraction.[75]
August 15, 2015
Further details on Pandora: The World of Avatar are unveiled at the D23 expo.[76]
June 23, 2015
Cameron and Landau release a joint statement expressing their sadness at Horner's death. "James's music was the air under the banshees' wings, the ancient song of the forest, and the heartbeat of Eywa."[77]
June 22, 2015
James Horner dies in a plane crash in California. He had planned to start working on the sequels later this year.
June 10, 2015
20th Century Fox CEO Jim Gianopulos describes visiting the set of the film. "It’s a room…which is covered floor to ceiling with images, characters, worlds, settings. It’s the most amazing, breathtaking thing you’ve ever seen."[78]
June 3, 2015
Lightstorm and Fox sign a deal with HP related to an 'Avatar Digital Experience'.[79]
May 22, 2015
Warrior's Journey is released for Android and iOS.[80]
May 12, 2015
A promotional website for Toruk - The First Flight goes live, with the first appearance of the Kekunan Clan.[81]
April 29, 2015
The live show Toruk - The First Flight is unveiled.[82]
April 28, 2015
James Horner confirms his involvement with the sequel movies.
April 23, 2015
Avatar - Global Exhibition is officially unveiled.[83]
March 28, 2015
Sigourney Weaver states that she will not be playing Grace in the sequel.[84]
March 26, 2015
Development footage from Avatar Land is released, showing some of the bioluminescent flora.[85]
February 5, 2015
The Sounds of Pandora launches, a Soundcloud channel about the Na'vi language.[86]
January 19, 2015
The game Avatar: Warrior's Journey is announced for iOS and Android.[87]
January 15, 2015
Avatar 2 is delayed until 2017
August 1, 2013
Avatar 4 is officially confirmed. Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno are hired as screenwriters. Read more
November 29, 2012
James Cameron says that Avatar 2 may begin to be filmed in 2013. Read more.
James Cameron announces the general release dates for the second and third films; around Christmas of 2014 and 2015 respectively.
September 8, 2012
James Cameron reveals Avatar 4 plans as a prequel. Read more.
August 14, 2012
A 3D Blu-ray with the theatrical version of Avatar will be released globally on October 15 (actual date may vary by country). Read more.
January 12, 2012
Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 release is delayed until 2016 and 2017 respectively.
October 11, 2011
In an interview, James Cameron reveals more details about Avatar 2.
June 4, 2011
Avatar - The Exhibition has opened its doors at EMP in Seattle.
January 24, 2011
January 22, 2011
The Avatar Wiki has reached 600 articles! Congratulations everyone!
November 27, 2010
Ozzy has been promoted to rollback.
November 16, 2010
Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition has been released.
August 27, 2010
The special edition of Avatar was released, including 9 new minutes of footage!
August 16, 2010
The Avatar Wiki has implemented a new skin courtesy of Faern, Samsonius and Matias!
July 20, 2010
The Avatar Wiki has reached 500 articles! Congratulations everyone!
July 20, 2010
The Avatar Wiki is one year old, thanks to everyone for your awesome contributions!
July 8, 2010
Avatar will be re-released on August 27 with 9 minutes of new footage exclusively in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D!
July 6, 2010
Samsonius has been promoted to administrator.
April 22, 2010
The Avatar DVD/Blu-ray has been released!
April 20, 2010
Avatar 2 will explore the oceans of Pandora! Read the full interview with James Cameron!
April 20, 2010
CCH Pounder confirms in an interview that she'll return as Mo'at!
April 19, 2010
A new Avatar Soundtrack deluxe version was released with 6 new tracks, including Great Leonopteryx, The Death of Quaritch, among others!
April 5, 2010
We have three new admins!
We have two new rollbacks!
March 7, 2010
Avatar won 3 Academy Awards:
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Art Direction
February 18, 2010
Avatar cinema version will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on April 22nd (which is also Earth Day). The 3D Blu-ray and a value-added version are going to be released sometime around November.
February 2, 2010
Avatar has been nominated for 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

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