Roughly eight years since its release, director James Cameron is making good on his previous promise when he said that if "Avatar" became successful he would make a sequel. With the acclaim the original film gained and tickets the film has sold since then, Cameron confirmed in MTV Movies Blog that he will make good on his promise.
Fans are excited to get a glimpse as to when the productions of the next film begins or what would the plot be about. Thankfully, "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Zoe Saldana was able to unveil some hints.
Although the "Colombiana" actress wasn't concrete about the details, she still suggested that it will be about "an overall spiritual journey."
"I wish I knew! I've been told by Jim [Cameron] that it'll be about an overall spiritual journey, but I don't have a script," Saldana told The Hollywood Reporter.
She further revealed that the back-to-back filming for the sequels would likely happen in the better part of a year.
With regards to the "Star Trek" star's pregnancy, the talented director said that it won't affect filming schedules.
"The beauty of doing the performance capture is that she can be as big as a house and it really doesn't matter," Cameron told The New York Daily News. "Because we're not photographing her, we're 'capturing' her. She might have some physical limitations running around through the jungle, but we can get around all that stuff."
The 36-year-old star recently spoke with The Daily Mirror about the timetable for the filming saying that it could take eight to nine months to wrap up.
"We're going to be shooting mainly in Los Angeles and that will make things easier for me since I live there," Zoe added.
"Avatar 2" is reported to hit the theaters sometime around December 2016. "Avatar 3" and its fourth installment will follow 2017 and 2018 respectively.