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Avatar 2 is “Avatar on steroids” according to Stephen Lang

Stephen Lang, returning for Avatar 2, has called the film “Avatar on steroids”.

It continues to be a long wait for the sequel to one of the most successful movies in history. James Cameron’s Avatar broke the box office upon release in 2009 and sequels have been promised ever since.

We are now getting a multitude of new Avatar films and actor Stephen Lang, who plays Miles Quaritch, has told Screen Rant what people can expect from the sequel.

When asked about the ways in which Cameron is using new technology in the film, Lang highlighted the movie’s underwater nature:

“I mean, look it’s no secret that we’re doing a lot of underwater motion capture, which, in itself is groundbreaking, it just hasn’t been done.

“There’s something about the world being undersea. That is extremely beautiful, fascinating, challenging to him. So, you know, there’s sections that take place.
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James Cameron on his Avatar sequels, pushing boundaries and taking risks

James Cameron is a busy man at the moment, with the filmmaker currently in the middle of his ambition plan to shoot Four sequels to 2009’s sci-fi blockbuster Avatar. Nevertheless, he managed to take some time out of his schedule to speak to IGN about his new TV show Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, during which he also provided an update on said Avatar sequels.

“It doesn’t matter how much you dress it up with great production design and great visual effects. If the story is not working, if you don’t connect to the characters, it’s just simply not going to work,” said Cameron. “Of course, we can’t afford for it not to work, the budget level that we are dealing with. But, of course, you always have to give yourself permission as an artist to fail no matter what the stakes are.
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Dileep Rao To Reprise His Role In James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Films

Dileep Rao To Reprise His Role In James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Films
Exclusive: Dileep Rao is set to reprise his role as Dr. Max Patel in James Cameron's forthcoming Avatar sequels, joining returnees Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, Cch Pounder and Giovanni Ribisi. Newcomers include Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin and Cliff Curtis. The 20th Century Fox film officially began production last September, while plot details continue to be kept under wraps. The sequels to the original, which holds the record for…
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 25)

Family and friends gather to celebrate Christmas on The Doctors

(1967), Guiding Light (1979), General Hospital (1981),

EastEnders (1986), Search for Tomorrow (1986),

All My Children (1986) As the World Turns (1995),

Another World (1996) and Days of our Lives (2001).

"History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1939: On Bachelor's Children, Sam (Olan Soule) was relieved to learn that Janet had safely given birth to a healthy child after a grueling, perilous labor. Sam's relief was so great that he appeared to be in shock and could only respond to questions with grunts and murmurs. Janet was exhausted but ecstatically happy, and moved by the fact that her baby daughter's
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NCIS: New Orleans: Season Five Renewal Coming?

What's in store for NCIS: New Orleans? Recently, CBS announced TNT has acquired the syndication rights to the popular TV show.A spinoff of NCIS, the procedural drama centers on Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team at the local field office in New Orleans. Together, they investigate criminal cases involving military personnel. The cast also includes Cch Pounder, Daryl Chill Mitchell, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Shalita Grant, and Vanessa Ferlito.Read More…
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James Cameron: “If Avatar 2 and 3 don’t make enough money, there’s not going to be a 4 and 5”

After close to a decade in development, production is now finally underway on James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, with the filmmaker embarking on his hugely ambitious plan to shoot four films consecutively. The production will however be taking a break between the first two sequels and the latter two, and it seems that Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 may not yet be set in stone.

“Let’s face it, if Avatar 2 and 3 don’t make enough money, there’s not going to be a 4 and 5,” Cameron tells Vanity Fair. “They’re fully encapsulated stories in and of themselves. It builds across the five films to a greater kind of meta narrative, but they’re fully formed films in their own right, unlike, say, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, where you really just had to sort of go, ‘Oh, shit, all right, well I guess I better come back next year.
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James Cameron on the technical challenges of shooting underwater on the Avatar sequels

Although plot details on James Cameron’s four Avatar sequels are being kept tightly under wraps, we do know that the movies will explore the oceans of Pandora, with Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 in particular set to feature a number of underwater sequences.

Given that the Avatar movies rely heavily on performance capture, this change of environment has raised a number of technical challenges for Cameron and his crew, which the filmmaker has discussed in a recent interview with Collider.

“It’s never been done before and it’s very tricky because our motion capture system, like most motion capture systems, is what they call optical base, meaning that it uses markers that are photographed with hundreds of cameras,” said Cameron. “The problem with water is not the underwater part, but the interface between the air and the water, which forms a moving mirror. That moving mirror reflects all the dots and markers,
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NCIS: New Orleans: Season Four Viewer Votes

How well do Pride and his team work their cases in the fourth season of the NCIS: New Orleans TV show on CBS? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show NCIS: New Orleans is cancelled or renewed for season five. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustrated that their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all the season four season episodes of NCIS: New Orleans for us, below. A CBS military procedural, NCIS: New Orleans stars Scott Bakula, Cch Pounder, Daryl Chill Mitchell, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Shalita Grant, and Vanessa Ferlito. The military procedural drama centers on Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Bakula) and his team at the local field office in New Orleans. Together,
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Giovanni Ribisi returning for all four Avatar sequels

With production underway on James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, Deadline is reporting that Giovanni Ribisi has become the latest cast member from the original movie to sign on for all four of the new films.

Ribisi reprises his role of Parker Selfridge, head administrator of the Rda responsible for the mining operations on Pandora. He joins fellow returnees Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Cch Pounder, Matt Gerald, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver, while new additions to the cast include Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin, Cliff Curtis, Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, Jack Champion, and Duane Evans Jr.

Avatar 2 will open on December 18th 2020, followed by Avatar 3 on December 17th 2021, Avatar 4 on December 20th 2024 and Avatar 5 on December 19th 2025.
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Giovanni Ribisi Returns for All Four Avatar Sequels

Giovanni Ribisi Returns for All Four Avatar Sequels
With Avatar 2 and the rest of the Avatar sequels starting production just a few weeks ago, the cast continues to be rounded out, with the latest addition returning from the original blockbuster Avatar. Giovanni Ribisi has come aboard to reprise his role as Parker Selfridge from the original Avatar, joining returning stars such as Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Grace Augustine), Stephen Lang (Colonel Quaritch), Cch Pounder (Moat) and Matt Gerald (Corporal Lyle Wainfleet). This also comes a few weeks after the young Avatar 2 cast was announced, which make up the Sully family, members of the Metkayina Clan and a former Hell's Gate Adolescent.

Giovanni Ribisi also joins a slew of new cast members including Cliff Curtis as Tonowari, the leader of the Pandora underwater reef clan known as the Metkayina Clan, Oona Chaplin as a new character named Varang and Kate Winslet,
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Kate Winslet will reunite with James Cameron for Avatar sequels

James Cameron has begun production on his ambitious sequels for Avatar, but that apparently hasn’t stopped him from adding cast members to the films. Now, according to Deadline, Cameron is set to reunite with an actress from his second-highest grossing movie, with Kate Winslet joining Avatar 2 and its sequels – marking the the first time she and Cameron have worked together since 1997’s Titanic – with Winslet set to play a character named Ronal.

“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on Titanic, which was one of the most rewarding of my career,” Cameron said. “I can’t wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life.”

Its unknown right now if Winslet will be playing a human character or a member of a Na’vi clan. Last week Cameron revealed the group of young actors who will be
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Kate Winslet to Reunite With James Cameron in ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Kate Winslet to Reunite With James Cameron in ‘Avatar’ Sequels
Kate Winslet has come on board James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels, reuniting with the director two decades after they collaborated on “Titanic.”

“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on ‘Titanic,’ which was one of the most rewarding of my career,” Cameron said. “I can’t wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life.”

The four sequels will hit theaters starting on Dec. 18, 2020 for “Avatar 2.” “Avatar 3” will open on Dec. 17, 2021, followed by a three-year break for “Avatar 4,” set for Dec. 20, 2024. “Avatar 5” will then debut on Dec. 19, 2025.

Cameron began filming the first of the four Fox movies last week in California. The creator of the original “Avatar” — the 2009 fantasy epic that remains the all-time worldwide box office champion with $2.8 billion — first announced plans for four pics in 2016. He had initially envisioned two sequels, but after meeting with the screenwriters, artists,
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NCIS: New Orleans: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

Vulture Watch What's next for Special Agent Pride and team? Is the NCIS: New Orleans TV show cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on CBS? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of NCIS: New Orleans, season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the CBS television network, NCIS: New Orleans stars Scott Bakula, Cch Pounder, Daryl Chill Mitchell, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Shalita Grant, and Vanessa Ferlito. The military procedural drama centers on Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Bakula) and his team at the local field office in New Orleans. Together, they investigate criminal cases involving military personnel. Read
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NCIS: New Orleans: Season Four Ratings

Like last year, the NCIS: New Orleans TV show won't have the security of airing directly after the original NCIS, which remains the most watched scripted series on CBS. Unsurprisingly, the spinoff did shed some viewers in its new timeslot. But, although NCIS: New Orleans ran about middle of the pack in terms of its demo ratings, it still managed to be a top-five show where total audience is concerned. Since this fourth season will give it a decent sized syndication package, it is time to wonder how much longer it will remain on the air. Will NCIS: New Orleans be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. A military action procedural, NCIS: New Orleans stars Scott Bakula, Cch Pounder, Daryl Chill Mitchell, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Shalita Grant, and Vanessa Ferlito. The CBS drama centers on Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Bakula)
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‘Avatar’ Sequels: First Images Of Cast Revealed

‘Avatar’ Sequels: First Images Of Cast Revealed
20th Century Fox has shared the first look at the brand new actors joining returning Avatar cast members Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Cch Pounder, and Stephen Lang for the forthcoming sequels. Game of Thrones star Oona Chaplin is also starring in an unknown role. Appropriately shot at The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the new sequels feature a young batch of actors. This includes Jake (Worthington) and Neytiri’s (Saldana) children. Jamie Fl…
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‘Avatar’ Sequel: First Photos of New Cast Members Unveiled

‘Avatar’ Sequel: First Photos of New Cast Members Unveiled
20th Century Fox has revealed the newest cast members and images for the Avatar sequel, following Monday’s start of production in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Members of the Sully family include Jamie Flatters, Britain Dalton, and Trinity Bliss. New cast members for the Metkayina clan include Bailey Bass, Filip Geljo and Duane Evans Jr. Jack Champion will portray Javier “Spider” Socorro, a human teenager born at Hell’s Gate. But he prefers his time in the rainforest of Pandora more than the asphalt of Hell’s Gate.

The four sequels will hit theaters starting on Dec. 18, 2020 for “Avatar 2.” “Avatar 3” will open on Dec. 17, 2021, followed by a three-year break for “Avatar 4,” set for Dec. 20, 2024. “Avatar 5” will then debut on Dec. 19, 2025.

James Cameron announced at CinemaCon in 2016 that he would make four sequels to “Avatar,” promising that the films would start hitting theaters in 2018. The creator of the original “Avatar” — the 2009 fantasy epic that remains
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Avatar 2 casts Sully family and Na’vi clans, James Cameron reveals shooting details for sequels

As James Cameron begins production on Avatar 2 and its sequels, the official Facebook page has announced the casting of several young actors in the series. They will portray children the children of Sam Worthington’s Jake Sully and Zoe Saldana’s Neytiri as well as children of the Metkayina Clan, led by Cliff Curtis. Only one of them will remain a human, born at the military base Hell’s Gate from the first film. Avatar 2 released a picture of the young cast with the announcement…

Pictured from left to right is Jack Champion, playing (Javier “Spider” Socorro), Trinity Bliss (Tuktirey of the Sully Family), Bailey Bass (Tsireya of the Metkayina Clan), Jamie Flatters (Neteyam of the Sully Family), Britain Dalton (Lo’ak of the Sully Family), Filip Geljo (Aonung of the Metkayina Clan), and Duane Evans Jr (Rotxo of the Metkayina Clan).

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, producer Jon Landau
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Avatar sequels begin production with budget in excess of $1 billion

After years of development and pushed back release dates, cameras have now officially started rolling on James Cameron’s four Avatar sequels, with production getting underway today in Manhattan beach.

The four follow-ups to the highest-grossing movie of all time have a reported budget in excess of $1 billion, and will be shot together in succession in 3D. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it has been said that parts of the films will take place underwater, while Stephen Lang’s Colonel Quaritch will be the main villain across all of the sequels. Meanwhile, Sam Worthington has also said that Avatar 2 in particular will have a focus on family.

See Also: James Cameron isn’t concerned about the long gap between Avatar movies

The Avatar sequels will featuring returning cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Cch Pounder, Matt Gerald, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver, while
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James Cameron begins shooting Avatar 2 on Monday

After years of development, numerous delays, and months of pre-production, director James Cameron is finally set to return to the world of Pandora, with Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter revealing that cameras will start rolling on the first of four Avatar sequels this coming Monday.

Also…James Cameron finally begins shooting Avatar 2 Monday.

— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) September 20, 2017

Although plot details are being kept under wraps, producer Jon Landau teased what we can expect from the sequels, stating that: “At the heart of any movie are the characters. One of the strengths of great scripts are always the universal and relatable themes… There’s no more relatable theme than family. At the center of each of our four movies will be the Sully family. Each sequel will play as a stand-alone movie. Each movie’s story will come to its own conclusion… However, when looked at as a whole,
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Bagdad Cafe Screens September 21st at Webster University

Bagdad Cafe screens Thursday September 21st at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). The movie starts at 7:30pm.

Drawn to a pair of lights in the barren American desert sky, a mysterious German woman, Jasmin (Marianne Sagebrecht), stumbles upon a dilapidated motel/diner in the middle of nowhere. Her unusual appearance and demeanor are at first suspicious to Brenda (Cch Pounder), the exasperated owner who has difficulty making ends meet. But when an unlikely magic sparks between the two women, this lonely desert outpost is transformed into a thriving—and popular—oasis.

Admission is:

$6 for the general public

$5 for seniors, Webster alumni and students from other schools

$4 for Webster University staff and faculty

Free for Webster students with proper I.D.

Advance tickets are available from the cashier before each screening or contact the Film Series office (314-246-7525) for more options. The Film Series can only accept cash or check.
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