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

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!

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
Kurne - 1/14/2014, 2:54 PM
Haha, Cameron thinks he can top Avatar's take ins.
Abary - 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!
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
TheRationalNerd - 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 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
MexicanSexyman - 1/14/2014, 3:16 PM
I liked the first one, so check these sequels out.

MexicanSexyman - 1/14/2014, 3:18 PM
*so I'll check
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.
MexicanSexyman - 1/14/2014, 3:21 PM
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?!?!
WarnerBrother - 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!!
WarnerBrother - 1/14/2014, 3:35 PM
I mean "Let it die"
WarnerBrother - 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.
WarnerBrother - 1/14/2014, 3:45 PM

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......

manofmidgard - 1/14/2014, 3:58 PM
mmm zoe saldana. yummy goodness.
amazing track record: the losers, colombiana, stra trek 1 & 2, avatar, and gaurdians of the galaxy coming up. loved every one of these (well, obviously i havnet seen gotg, but it looks like its gonna be awesome)and can't wait for more zoe. and she sure isn't hard on the eyes. so much win.
Ramiel - 1/14/2014, 4:07 PM
Unnecessary sequels. And how is an Avatar able to get someone pregnant? Where did the sperm come from?
WarnerBrother - 1/14/2014, 4:10 PM

I don't think Avatar was saying businessmen and corporations were evil.Rather,I thought that it was saying they were amoral and so focused on the bottom line (i.e. making money) that considerations about the environment or a native population would take a back seat to the forces of "progress"

Its not "Liberal nonsense" to point out that since the days of the first global corporation,(The East India Company)
that a lot of evil things have been done by colonial powers,run by good men,trying to build a better future.

It took the lives of millions of slaves and native peoples to develop North America.It also took the lives of millions of asians destroyed by opium addiction to open the far east to the west.

In the end,that bloodshed was worth it to build the modern world,but its not pleasant to think about.

Likewise,American intervention in the middle east could also be looked upon as on one level motivated by good reasons and on another as a license to exploit an underdeveloped part of the planet in the name of "Progress"

Maybe thats why the first film hit such a cord among Americans because Cameron held the mirror up to our faces and we didn't like what was looking back at us.
Curmudgeon - 1/14/2014, 4:14 PM
... we're on a site that almost exclusively caters itself to comic/cartoon/video game adaptations.

Does anyone here really have any right to bitch about 'originality'?
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