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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Passes ‘Avatar’ to Become Biggest Movie of All-Time

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by Mike Sampson January 6, 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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As was widely expected, Star Wars: The Force Awakens passed Avatar as the highest grossing movie of all-time on Wednesday morning. It was a record many, including George Lucas, thought would never be broken; The Force Awakens did it in just 20 da

James Cameron Says ‘Avatar’ Sequels Are a ‘Meta-Narrative,’ Wants to Release ‘Avatar 2’ in 2017

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by Britt Hayes December 22, 2015 @ 7:53 PM
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It’s been a while since James Cameron updated us on the status of his planned sequels to Avatar, the highest-grossing (and perhaps most divisive) film of all time. The director is still hard at work prepping the next three films in what he calls a “meta-narrative” series, and says he hopes to release Avatar 2 in 2017, just in time for the holidays.

Bear Witness to the Surreal Terrors of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Avatar’-Themed Show

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by Charles Bramesco November 3, 2015 @ 9:13 AM
For anyone sorely missing James Cameron’s 2009 feature Avatar, today’s about to become a good day. It was not enough for Cameron to schedule three (3!) sequels to the sci-fi fantasia, and it was not enough for him to guarantee that they will “be bitchin’” and “make you s— yourself with your mouth wide open.” It was not enough for Disney to begin development on an Avatar theme park, effectively making the world of the movie real. The only place left to take Avatar-branded entertainment is to the realm of unsettlingly surreal, and that is where Cirque du Soleil comes in.

10 Things You Might Not Know About James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’

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by ScreenCrush Staff September 28, 2015 @ 1:47 PM
The design of the Na’vi was one of the most striking parts of James Cameron’s Avatar, an entire race of people with their own look and language. But the look of the Na’vi didn’t come from Cameron or his talented team of artists. They actually came from his mom. Yes, the design of the Na’vi came from a dream James Cameron’s mother had and relayed to her son. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which takes you on an unexpected journey behind the scenes of Avatar !

Disney Reveals a First Look at Their ‘Avatar’ Theme Park Land

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by Jacob Hall February 27, 2015 @ 11:14 AM
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Five years after its initial release, does anyone care about James Cameron’s Avatar or its upcoming sequels? Disney bet countess millions of dollars on a “yes” when it officially broke ground on The World of Pandora, a new expansion to their Animal Kingdom park at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Although the actual park “land” is still a massive dirt pit filled with construction equipment, Disney has released a brief new video showcasing some of the technology and scenery that will be featured in their latest theme park endeavor and we’d be lying if we said it didn’t look awfully impressive.

James Cameron Promises the ‘Avatar’ Sequels Will Make You “S--t Yourself”

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by Matt Singer November 26, 2014 @ 11:49 AM
James Cameron doesn’t lack for confidence. And why should he? This is the guy who made the biggest movie in the history of the universe, and then he topped himself and made the biggest movie in the history of the universe a second time. If there is anything in the world of movies James Cameron can’t do, he hasn’t found it yet.

How'd They Do That? A Brief Visual History of Motion-Capture Performance on Film

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by Nick Romano July 14, 2014 @ 2:31 PM
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With 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' now in theaters, marking a high point for this art form, we take a look back at some of the most incredible instances of motion-capture performances, and see how this art form has evolved.

'Avatar' Sequels Confirm the Return of Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana

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by Damon Houx January 14, 2014 @ 5:19 PM
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With so much attention focused on 2015, and the explosion of tentpole releases that are coming, it's worth noting that the biggest sequel of them all isn't due until the year after. James Cameron is gearing up to make some of the biggest films of all time as he's working on three sequels to 'Avatar,' with the first due in 2016, and today some expected casting for the series has been confirmed: Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will return to Pandora.

James Cameron Reveals Plot Details of the 'Avatar' Sequels

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by Nick Romano December 16, 2013 @ 9:40 AM
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James Cameron made movie history when 'Avatar' became the No. 1 box office movie of all time, and if that doesn't warrant a sequel (or, rather, a bunch of sequels), what does? Cameron has already begun work on three more 'Avatar' films -- the first of which to be released in December 2016 -- and, of course, there's been some misleading gossip as to where he'll take us next. To set the record straight a bit, the director let loose a few tantalizing tidbits to whet the palette.