Sam Worthington And Zoe Saldana Officially Signed On For Three More AVATAR Movies

While it was expected that both Sam Worthington (Terminator: Salvation) and Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy) would be reprising their Avatar roles, it has now been confirmed that they will in fact be back for all THREE of them. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/14/2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have now finalised their deals to return for the next three Avatar movies. They join Stephen Lang, who was confirmed to be making a return (despite being killed in the first instalment of the 3D franchise) last year. Director James Cameron will be making all three movies back to back, while Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno were all drafted in a little while back to help him with the screenplays. Plot details are currently scarce, although the trade does say that Jake Sully and Neytiri, the characters played by Worthington and Saldana, have kids in the sequel. Avatar 2 is set to be released in December, 2016, with the other two following in 2017 and 2018.
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BritishMonkey - 1/14/2014, 2:54 PM
Booooo.
TankD - 1/14/2014, 2:54 PM
LET IT DIE
Kurne - 1/14/2014, 2:54 PM
Haha, Cameron thinks he can top Avatar's take ins.
TheAbaryMan369 - 1/14/2014, 2:56 PM
I can't wait to see Zoe film these and GOTG 2 at the same ti... oh wait...

Uh oh...?
Facade - 1/14/2014, 2:57 PM


I'll likely see 'em ;D
giannis - 1/14/2014, 2:59 PM
I liked the first, so I'll probably see the sequel when it comes out!
Custer28 - 1/14/2014, 2:59 PM
Avatar franchise = 9 Billion dollars in 4 Movies.
Custer28 - 1/14/2014, 3:00 PM
Can reach 10 Billion!
Arrowhead77 - 1/14/2014, 3:01 PM
Man, the first Avatar was horrible in my opinion. Great visuals but the story was not original. Rip off of Fern Gully, Dances with wolves, and many other movies. I agree with TankD: Let it Die
JordanKing - 1/14/2014, 3:03 PM
If they plan on shooting all three back to back, and the first isn't scheduled until December 2016, I don't see it getting in the way of a potential GotG 2. That would have to arrive at 2017 if not 2018 the earliest.

Also.. screw Avatar! etc etc
Jazza815 - 1/14/2014, 3:03 PM
It's going to be funny seeing these crash and burn. Then we'll never see Cameron again, he used to be brilliant, but the greed got to his head.
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 3:07 PM
oh man not a fan of sam worthington, i actually wasnt a fan of the first avatar before it seemingly become cool for people to hate on it, sure visually, it was great and appealing but the story was just bleh imo, i like saldana and im excited to see her as Gamora

also,lets see how Guardians of the galaxy owrks out before we start talking about a sequel
TheBlackNerd - 1/14/2014, 3:08 PM
Man, I wonder what that paycheck is going to look like!
Ranger14 - 1/14/2014, 3:11 PM
They couldn't even come up with an original idea for the first one...how are they going to pull off another 3? Not sure the visuals will keep the people coming back for more...hmmm..
CaptainObvious - 1/14/2014, 3:13 PM
Sam Worthington has to be one of the most interchangeable, boring, charmless actors working today.
staypuffed - 1/14/2014, 3:14 PM
Couldn't give a [frick].
HelaGood - 1/14/2014, 3:15 PM
dear god WHY??!?!?!?!?!
HelaGood - 1/14/2014, 3:15 PM
Sam Worthington is right up there with Orlando Bloom and Hayden Christensen
I liked the first one, so check these sequels out.

Danzigg1979 - 1/14/2014, 3:19 PM
That's such a gamble if the sequel underperforms then they left with another 2 to put out, had hoped Cameron would move onto something else.
All of you complainers sound like James Cameron personally hurt you.
ALegendaryPanda - 1/14/2014, 3:22 PM
I really liked the first one, I just hope the script is a little better this time around.
Inhuman - 1/14/2014, 3:24 PM
^_^
DEATHbyEXILE - 1/14/2014, 3:26 PM
SuperCat - 1/14/2014, 3:31 PM
Sam is still getting work?!?!
blkyank - 1/14/2014, 3:33 PM
People have been predicting doom on Cameron's career since he took time off from action films after True Lies to focus on a passion project called Titanic.

Avatar was as much a rip off of Dances with Wolves as Star Wars was of The Hidden Fortress or World War II B-17 bomber footage,yet everybody here can't wait for more of that franchise.

Cameron has proven twice with Aliens and T2 that he can expand a universe to truly epic scale in a sequel so the man deserves the benefit of the doubt and not "Yet it die"
GL - 1/14/2014, 3:33 PM
Mostt overrated movie of all time
Battabing - 1/14/2014, 3:34 PM
Dances With Wolves rip-off must DIE!!
blkyank - 1/14/2014, 3:35 PM
I mean "Let it die"
blkyank - 1/14/2014, 3:38 PM
Lets see if Cameron can take the franchise to another level with the sequels before sh.ting all over it.
marvel72 - 1/14/2014, 3:39 PM
i enjoyed the first movie,looking forward to the sequels.

just imagine if cameron pulled the impossible & had the top five slots of the highest grossing movies of all time,he currently has one & two.
Lhornbk - 1/14/2014, 3:43 PM
The first Avatar was a true breakthrough in terms of effects and imagery. It deserved to be a huge hit based on that alone. However, the story itself kinda sucked. It was just typical, PC save the environment, businessmen & corporations are evil liberal nonsense. I just cannot see the sequels coming close to equaling the first. The effects and 3D breakthrough has already happened, so you won't have people watching the movies just for that. And I don't think the characters have the same kind of following that Star Wars characters, or comic book heroes have. So unless they come up with a truly amazing, original story, or some new technical breakthrough, I don't see them being huge hits. And them bringing the colonel back shows me that they may have already jumped the shark. The first will probably have a huge opening weekend, but unless they have a better story, I don't see billions happening.
supermarioworldE - 1/14/2014, 3:43 PM
It'll be shit and still make more than the first one.

GA's are morons.
DrDoom - 1/14/2014, 3:45 PM
I like how of all movies, Avatar is the only one with a vehement hate base that decries it for being unoriginal, when nearly all films that have ever been released are unoriginal.
blkyank - 1/14/2014, 3:45 PM
@GL

I don't think anybody is calling Avatar "Citizen Kane" or saying its the best written film to come along.Many people do on the other hand, recognize it for its technical execution.

Funny,if anybody has a beef with Marvel,the first thing its supporters throw up in its defense is, "The Avengers made 1.6 billion dollars at the box office."

When it comes to Avatar,which seems to have drawn the ire of the fanboy community,box office is pushed aside with the disclaimer that the film was still sh.t.

So box office means everything or it means nothing. Interesting.
Interestein - 1/14/2014, 3:47 PM
It's visually spectacular, and adventuerous, but lacked story. Keep em coming, I say, fun movies.
AlexanderLykins - 1/14/2014, 3:50 PM
If they give us a good story then I'm in. Saw Avatar for the visuals and that's it.
MeatyButt - 1/14/2014, 3:53 PM
Yes, Fergully 2, er, I mean Avatar 2 the we nuke the site from orbit and call it even. I guess ol Cameron does it for the challenge. Surely he doesn't need any more money. Still would have preferred a movie about the colonial marines-ones that aren't engaged in deforestation.
SageMode - 1/14/2014, 3:58 PM
This pretty says it all......

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