Sam Worthington has revealed that production for the sequel of Avatar will begin in October 2014.
The Hollywood Reporter states that Worthington revealed the production schedule during an Australian radio interview.
Worthington said that principal photography should go underway in early October of next year, and also mentioned that shooting for the next three films of the series are to be completed within a year of each installment’s release.
According to the film’s website, the sequel will be released in December 2016, the third in December 2017, and the final installment in December 2018.
Director James Cameron revealed this summer that he would create three sequels instead of two. On board for the series are screenwriters Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno. Cameron also announced that science fiction author Steven Charles will write four stand-alone novels based on the making of Avatar, as well as stories for Cameron's three sequels.
Worthington is expected to reunite with his co-star Zoe Saldana, who since Avatar has dabbled with sci-fi films which include J.J. Abrams Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), as well as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy out August 2014.
Not much is known about the plot for the sequels, and casting is being kept under wraps.
Expect a bigger budget with an over the top vision from Cameron’s world.