Worthington Talks “Avatar 2” Aims, Scale & Shoot

Sam Worthington is going to be busy for much of this year with four full sequels to “Avatar” set to be filmed back to back. Speaking about the eight-year gap in the story and the current shooting schedule, the Aussie thesp seems to confirm director James Cameron’s earlier comments which suggest the new films are: “more of a family saga about the struggle with the humans.”

Talking up the faith-based drama “The Shack” with We Got This Covered, Worthington spoke about the “Avatar” sequel shoot and says his character Sully and his new family visit unexplored parts of Pandora in the new James Cameron films:

“They’re going to be shooting concurrently. The plan is to have some time in between, I think, but these things are always ambiguous until they start. We’re still set to start in the summer, though. James needed time to perfect the scripts. Whenever he says jump I go because he’s the man. I’ve read all the scripts, they’re great. This is going to be Jake eight years later, and he’s got a family now.

This film is going to be like nothing you’ve ever seen. The world is bigger than the first one, but essentially, it’s a movie about family. Jake will still have that essence of a kid seeing the world for the first time, but he’s been living in the world for a while now, so what’s this world he’s seeing now for the first time? The film will explore that within this family dynamic.”

“Avatar 2” opens in cinemas December 21st 2018 with the other sequels to follow in 2020, 2022 and 2023.