M. Night Shyamalan received negative reviews for The Last Airbender from the critics. Given how popular the television show was and that a successful director was taking the helm, it is puzzling that the movie seemed to fail miserably. Is there likely to be a second movie eight years after the first one came out?
In actuality, a lot of people have expressed their disagreement with the publication of The Last Airbender 2. Many people think that the damage has already been done because the original struggled. M. Night Shyamalan has acknowledged that he does intend to create the movie, but he first wants to see one of his other projects come to fruition. Although this is unusual for him, the fact that he has written the script and expressed his satisfaction with the first draught shows that a release date is being thought about.
Even if the movie hasn’t even started shooting yet, it’s likely that it won’t be released for a while. It won’t be released until at least 2022 because movies like the original can take up to three years to produce. To make a long story short, the release of Avatar 2 has been postponed from December 2021 to December 16, 2022 because of the ongoing worldwide health crisis. Although production on the sequel began in 2017, it has taken so long because the film combines live-action and motion capture scenes. Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 were both “100% complete,” according to Cameron, who stated this in September 2020. The sequel is currently receiving the “final touches,” as described above, so everything appears to be on track for a December release. Cameron stated as much in April 2022. FINALLY.
Here is the complete account of the sequel’s drawn-out trip to the big screen. When you think back on it, it almost seems insane that Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 were both slated for release in December of the same year. Avatar 2 filming was supposed to begin in April 2016 following delays, however April passed and there was no sign of it. The motion-capture portion of the movie would have begun production in August 2017 according to a January announcement made the following year, but it actually started in September.
All of them were delayed after the news of a fourth Avatar film, and then they were all delayed once more, with Avatar 2 set for December 2017. (and the rest set for 2018 and 2019 presumably). Cameron attributed the delays to the “pervasive” writing process. Avatar 2 was then again delayed in January 2017, with speculation that this time it was due to fear following the May 2017 release date change for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The sequel was initially scheduled for release in December 2020, but after Disney successfully acquired Fox, they again delayed it until December 2021, which takes us to the most recent postponement. But throughout it all, Cameron has remained unfazed by any delays. Between The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, as well as between Alien and Aliens, there was a seven-year hiatus, he added. At CinemaCon, the teaser trailer had its debut before being made available only in theatres alongside Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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