It’s been seven years since director James Cameron released the epic science fiction film “Avatar,” and though the James Cameron promised that he’d be making a sequel to his critically acclaimed movie masterpiece, the director still hasn’t issued an official release date for “Avatar 2” as of yet. Until now that is.
James Cameron Wants 3D Without Glasses
According to a report by Digital Spy, Cameron is pinning the release of the sequel to “Avatar 2” to Christmas of 2018 with “Avatar 3” to follow in 2020, “Avatar 4″ to come in 2022” and then “Avatar 5” to come up in 2023. Apparently, the director has been facing a few roadblocks in the production of the film because Cameron needs technology not currently available to see through his vision for the films.
Indie Wire reports that Cameron had opened up about his grandiose plans for the upcoming “Avatar” film series while he was accepting the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers’ honorary membership (an honor given to A-lister filmmakers like Ray Dolby, George Lucas, and Walt Disney), saying that he had planned to push the boundaries of filmmaking innovation with his “Avatar” follow-ups.
While receiving membership, Cameron had said that he was going to look for a way for viewers to get 3D viewing without the glasses themselves, a feat that still isn’t possible with current technology.
“I’m going to push. Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rates (HFR) — the things we are working toward,” Cameron promised. “I’m still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen — with no glasses. We’ll get there.”
While Cameron has already given out the release dates for the four upcoming films in the series, Cameron also isn’t afraid to move the movies’ release dates back or forward as necessary saying that he wants all the films to be released “as close together as possible.”