The Avatar franchise, created by director James Cameron, has been one of the most highly-anticipated film series since the release of the first movie in 2009. The film broke box office records and won three Academy Awards, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Over a decade later, the franchise has returned with four highly-anticipated sequels.
The original Avatar film, set on the fictional planet Pandora, followed a Marine named Jake Sully in a battle between the Na’vi and a mining corporation. The ground-breaking use of motion capture and 3-D technology enabled it to become a box office juggernaut. With the sequels set to continue the story of Jake Sully and his relationship with the Na’vi people, fans are awaiting the return to Pandora.
Development of the Sequels
In the years following the release of the first Avatar film, James Cameron announced his plans for four sequels. The first sequel was planned for release in 2014, but due to the desire to perfect the realistic visuals, the release date was pushed forward multiple times.
Despite the delays- Cameron and his team have been working hard on the sequels. They are taking the time to perfect the technology, to build an even more immersive world for audiences to experience.
Avatar the Way of Water Plot
Avatar: The Way of Water is the second sequel and it came to cinemas in December of 2022. The plot takes place years after the events of the first film. The story still follows Jake Sully. Now he is fully integrated into the Na’vi culture and becomes a leader in their war against the human military. Along with his wife Neytiri and other Navi warriors, Jake fights the humans to protect Pandora’s oceans and the creatures that live within them. They are forced into war when humans attempt to extract a valuable mineral from the ocean floor. The film also further explores Na’vi’s spiritual connection to Pandora and the impact of humans’ actions on the environment.
Avatar 3 Information
The 3rd installment to the Avatar Film series (set to release in December of 2024) will reveal the other 15 Navi populations. Cameron has announced that the fire Navi will be a crucial part of the plot line of Avatar 3. Known as the “ash people”, Director Cameron revealed that the fire Navi wouldn’t be as friendly as the Metkayina. We speculate that there will be a sort of Pandoran War between each clan. This would be a fresh change for the franchise, which could end up bearing very positive feedback from fans.
Possible Plotlines of the Upcoming Avatar Sequels:
One possible plot line is a continuation of the conflict between the humans and the Na’vi, with Jake Sully, caught in the middle. The sequel could explore the political and military tension as the humans and the Na’vi continue to battle for control of the planet’s valuable resources. Meaning it could include further exploration of the corporation’s evil intentions to exploit the resources of Pandora.
Another possible plot line is the exploration of Pandora’s diverse and unique ecology. The sequel could take fans deeper into other rainforests, mountains, and oceans of Pandora, introducing new tribes, and ecosystems.
The upcoming sequels could focus on the sacred Tree of Souls and explore the powerful bond Na’vi have with it. Furthermore, the sequel could showcase the beauty and wonder of Pandora’s natural world and the importance of preserving it for future generations.
Although director James Cameron delayed the release of Avatar sequels for nearly a decade, we got to see how much effort they put into every little detail of the movie. We hope to see this continue into the next set of films in the Avatar franchise.