Filmmaker James Cameron is hoping his "Avatar" sequels will help pioneer new 3D technology, insisting fans won't have to wear glasses to experience the film.
Cameron went on to say he believed the creating and using new technologies was vital if people were to keep coming to cinemas. After acknowledging the fact that they still have some work to do before it's entirely feasible-citing the need for brighter projection-he said he believes it's possible: "Ultimately I think it can happen-with no glasses".
Maybe he will. Right now, though, just getting a second Avatar film made has taken its fair share of time.
"Avatar 2" is set for a release sometime in 2018.
Thank you, James Cameron for your dedication to advancing film in every way other than plot and character development. However, at the time he was only considering the option and hadn't yet made a decision.
"Avatar" has become one of the most successful films in theaters that amazed the viewers with the kind of innovation on technology that has never been done in the past. But they do get a sense of whether a film "looks weird" or "feels strange" because something like the frame rate is different than they're used to. The next one is now planned for 2018, although if Cameron gets his way and decides to do something completely unprecedented, it might take even longer than they thought.
"I think [high frame rates] is a tool, not a format", he told The Hollywood Reporter.
"Avatar 2" will premiere in late 2018, and it will be followed by "Avatar 3" in 2020, "Avatar 4" in 2022, and "Avatar 5" in 2023.
Though a lot of fans are still wondering as to how Cameron will be able to pull off glasses-free 3D, he has had a solid track record so far, and audiences have learned not to underestimate him. Should this happen, fans can expect a whole lot of eye-catching scenery and nearly real-life settings even without putting on 3D glasses for a more realistic approach.