After weeks of speculation Avatar writer and director James Cameron told the world he had completed the scripts for all four planned Avatar films, actress Sigourney Weaver has confirmed that production for the highly anticipated sequel; Avatar 2, is to begin in the autumn of 2017.

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With Weaver set to return alongside Avatar’s original cast of Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana in their motion capture couture, she went on to tell The Hollywood Reporter at a screening of The Assignment in New York’s Whitby Hotel.

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“We’re starting, we’re starting training, and we’re starting — hmm, I probably can’t say anything. We will be actually shooting it by the fall.” She went on to say “I’m telling you, these scripts are so amazing, I’m not worried about [disappointing fans] at all,” she told THR. “Am I worried about how we’re going to bring them to life? Yes, because they’re so ambitious. They’re so worth it. They’re well worth waiting for. I’m not worried about that at all. We’re trying to get it done as quickly as possible.”

It’s been eight years since Cameron’s self-created universe wowed audiences across the globe with the oversized creatures of Pandora, so we are hoping the long absence has seen his creative juices flowing on material that could take us in any direction. Could we be in for an Avatar prequel, to find out where it all began? The script possibilities are endless but with a picture of the magnitude both visually and cost wise of its predecessor – because anything less than visually spectacular would be futile – this sequel is one we will have to sit on for quite some time before its ripe enough for our consumption, However, according to IMDB Avatar’s 3, 4 and 5 are set for releases in 2020, 2022 and 2023. A pretty grueling schedule lays ahead for the team in charge of this one.

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