James Cameron promises that the next ‘Avatar’ will be the best 3D movies ever seen.
James Cameron continues to be the master and lord of the box office thanks to Avatar, which, almost ten years after its release, is still the film that has raised the most box office money in history: more than $2,787 billion. With this figure, it would be no surprise if the director of Titanic and Fox were to collaborate again together for their four planned sequels on the Na’vi: Avatar 2 (December 18, 2020), Avatar 3 (December 17, 2021), Avatar 4 (December 20, 2024) and Avatar 5 (December 19, 2025).
After evolving the visual effects with the first saga, James Cameron hopes that the sequels set in Pandora with Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) will surprise us all. The first sequel has taken on the challenge of recording underwater motion capture scenes, and during last week’s Vivid Sydney in Australia, the director pledged that the sequels of Avatar will be the best 3D movies ever seen in the cinema.
“I’m doing the four sequels of’Avatar’. They will be, to the best of my knowledge, the best 3D possible. That includes working with the people at Dolby Cinema, who have developed an advanced projection that can put 16 foot-lamberts of light on a 3D screen through the glasses, which is revolutionary. Normally, you see about three foot-lamberts. You should see 16. That’s how movies should be.”
Foot lambert’ is a measure of light that basically specifies the amount of light reflected on a cinema screen. Why are they important? Because they explain the brightness of the screen and therefore determine that an image is light and visible in a dark room. According to Cameron, the next step will be to watch 3D movies without wearing glasses. “We need these laser projection systems to be available so we can fully appreciate 3D with glasses in theaters,” says VFX Blog about the three-time Oscar winner’s talk. “Next, we need large self-starsoscopic screens with which we won’t need glasses […] Any 3D geek knows what I’m talking about. Anything is possible. It all comes down to whether or not it will pass. And here’s the important thing: “I guarantee one thing,” Cameron continued. “Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be in 3D and look splendid.”