According to James Cameron, Avatar 2 Should be Projected in No-Glasses 3D
James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment has extended their collaboration with Christie Digital for five more years, including working on high brightness, high frame rate laser projectors that will be able to feed images to a parallax-barrier 3D autostereoscopic cinema screen. The technology involvement will result in crystal clear, sharp images, and eliminating 3D glasses. It is supposed to be used for the Avatar 2 release on December 18, 2020.
“In addition to the latest in projection technologies, Christie is fully committed to sharing our ongoing research and development efforts, including product roadmaps, with our co-visionary, Lightstorm, so that its productions will repeat the awe-inspiring success of Avatar in the years to come,” said president and CEO of Christie, Jack Kline.
Parallax Barrier Technology
The glasses-free 3D screen expected to be used for Avatar2 is coming from MIT/Weizmann research. Read the "Cinema 3D Automultiscopic Display " scientific paper on which it is based here.
Avatar 2 Plot
Avatar 2 is slated to have a war-themed plot with prisons. The upcoming installment will feature and explore oceans of Pandora, which is rumored to be the new Na’vi home. To add to the dark side of the story, new characters and beings will be introduced.
Avatar 3,4, and 5
Lightstorm and 20th Century Fox have also finalized their schedule for the Avatar sequels, with Avatar 2 arriving December 18, 2020, followed by Avatar 3 on December 17, 2021, Avatar 4 on December 20, 2024 and Avatar 5 on December 19, 2025. Avatar stars Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Stephen Lang (Colonel Miles Quatrich), Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Grace Augustine) and Joel David Moore (Norm Spellman) have signed on to reprise their roles, alongside new cast members Cliff Curtis (Tonowari) and Oona Chaplin (Varang).