If You Care About Avatar in 2020, Please Seek Help

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It’s been over a decade since James Cameron’s nonsensical fantasy film Avatar premiered, but that hasn’t stopped the director from working on several (several!) new movies in the series. First up: a sneak peek at a sequel I’m not sure anyone wants.


At the 2020 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) this year, Cameron unveiled some new art images for Avatar 2, Entertainment Weekly reports. They look like what you’d expect them to look like: glossy, psychedelic forests and oceans replete with weird creatures, fit for a desktop screensaver.

The sequel is set to hit theaters December 2021 and many of the first film’s actors will return, including Sigourney Weaver and Zoe Saldana. The repeatedly postponed movie is definitely coming—it wrapped filming in late 2019. But I have to ask: do people care?



The public’s relationship with Avatar is so weird. It made more money than any movie in history (a record it held until a few months ago), and I don’t know that I’ve ever met anybody who thought it was a really good movie worth seeing more than once. A couple weeks ago, I tried to watch it with my daughter (who had never seen it before but who really liked the ride at Disney World), and we both made it about 45 minutes in before finding excuses to leave the room and subtly never return.