Avatar 2 Release Date: Why Has It Taken So Long to Make Avatar 2? Avatar Sequels Budget!

Avatar 2: The Way of Water will be released in 2022, more than a decade after the original film. After months of merely being named Avatar 2, a title was announced in April, and we now know that Avatar:

The Way of Water will be released soon. Fans will be able to watch what happens next for Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) in the second film, which follows on from the events of the first film.

Which saw Jake permanently transported into his avatar after Ney’tiri saved him from suffocation.

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New and Returning Characters in Avatar 2

Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldaña, and Sam Worthington are all set to reprise their roles. The following cast members for Avatar 2: The Way of Water has been confirmed.

  • Jake Sully is played by Sam Worthington.
  • Neytiri is played by Zoe Saldaa.
  • Colonel Miles Quaritch is played by Stephen Lang.
  • Parker Selfridge is played by Giovanni Ribisi.
  • Dr. Norm Spellman is played by Joel David Moore.
  • General Ardmore is played by Edie Falco.
  • Dr. Karina Mogue is played by Michelle Yeoh.
  • Dr. Ian Garvin is played by Jemaine Clement.
  • Tonowari is played by Cliff Curtis.
  • Ronal is played by Kate Winslet.
  • Neteyam is played by Jamie Flatters.
  • Tuktirey is played by Trinity Bliss (“Tuk”)
  • Tsireya is played by Bailey Bass (“Reya”)
  • Aonung is played by Filip Geljo.
  • Rotxo is played by Duane Evans Jr.
  • Dr. Max Patel is played by Dileep Rao.

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What Is the Plot of Avatar 2?

The second Avatar takes place over a decade after the conflict between the Na’vi warriors and the RDA soldiers in the first film. Dr. Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver) is said to have died.

And Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) is said to have transferred his consciousness into a Na’vi body, abandoning his existence as a human Marine. Jake and his life mate Ney’tiri (Zoe Saldaa) have started a family on Pandora with four children in the sequel.

They are doing everything they can to stay together, but new and old threats to their developing civilization loom on the horizon, compelling their family to relocate from the forest to the Metkayina clan’s reefs.

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In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, James Cameron revealed more insights about Avatar 2’s plot:

When Will Avatar 2 Hit Theaters?

To summarize a long story, Avatar 2 will ultimately be released on December 16, 2022, after being postponed from December 2021 owing to the ongoing global health crisis.

The sequel began filming in 2017, but given the film’s blend of live-action and motion capture elements, it’s understandable that it took so long.

Cameron claimed in September 2020 that Avatar 2 was “100% complete” while Avatar 3 was roughly 95 percent complete.

As previously said, Cameron stated in April 2022 that the sequel is nearing completion, thus everything appears to be on schedule for a December release.

Why Has It Taken So Long to Make Avatar 2?

Here’s the complete narrative of the sequel’s long and winding road to the big screen. Looking back, the fact that Avatar 2 was set to be released in December 2014 and Avatar 3 in December 2015 seems almost ludicrous.

Following delays, filming on Avatar 2 was supposed to begin in April 2016, however April came and went with no filming.

It was announced in January of the following year that motion-capture work on the picture would begin in August 2017, although it actually began in September.

The news of a fourth Avatar film put everything back, and then it was pushed back again, with Avatar 2 due to release in December 2017. (and the rest set for 2018 and 2019 presumably).

The delays, according to James Cameron, are due to the “extremely complicated” writing process. Then, in January 2017, Avatar 2 was again postponed, with the belief that it was afraid after Star Wars: The Last Jedi was pushed back from May to December 2017.

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After Disney completed its takeover of Fox, the sequel was rescheduled for December 2020, before being pushed back to December 2021, which brings us right up to the newest postponement.


Cameron, on the other hand, has been entirely unconcerned about any delays. He explained that there was a seven-year gap between The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and a seven-year gap between Alien and Aliens.

Budget for Avatar Sequels

The Avatar sequels cost $1 billion to make, according to Deadline, making it the “most costly shoot of its kind” in history. With films like Titanic, Terminator 2, and aliens under his belt, Cameron’s tale is sure to be worthwhile in the end.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Avatar available on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video?

Avatar is included in your Disney Plus subscription and is available to view. For a small fee, you can watch Avatar on Amazon Prime Video.

Is Avatar available on Netflix?

Unfortunately, Avatar is not one of those movies that can be found on Netflix.

Is Avatar available on Amazon Prime?

Season 1 of Avatar: The Last Air bender is available on Amazon Prime.

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