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‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Teaser Trailer Debuts Online

The teaser trailer for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has arrived online. The first look was playing exclusively in theaters over the weekend, ahead of Disney-Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But on Monday, it went live for all to see on YouTube and social media. Each of the four Avatar sequels — […]

Who’s Afraid of Streaming? Theater Owners’ Swagger Returns at CinemaCon

While the annual gathering of theater owners in Sin City wasn’t as rowdy as it might have been in pre-pandemic times, it returned to some semblance of normal as the box office makes gains and streaming turns out not to be the boogeyman that exhibitors feared. The Hollywood Reporter headed to CinemaCon to chronicle the […]

‘Avatar 2’ Footage Astonishes Audience at CinemaCon

CinemaCon delegates, donning their 3D glasses, gave a wildly enthusiastic welcome to their return to Pandora with a first look at the stunning teaser trailer for James Cameron’s newly titled sequel Avatar: The Way of Water, Wednesday during Disney’s slate presentation in Caesars Palace’s Colosseum. “We need to make sure [audiences] have an experience they can’t […]

‘Avatar 2’ Expected to Preview at CinemaCon

While Disney is keeping tight-lipped, CinemaCon attendees are expected to get a first glimpse at James Cameron’s wildly anticipated Avatar sequels — the first of which is scheduled to open Dec. 16 — during its slate presentation Wednesday at the theater owners confab. Avatar’s immense impact on movies — from production to exhibition — can’t […]

CinemaCon Hot Topics: Summer Movies, Box Office Recovery (and Netflix)

Much has changed since Hollywood studios and theater owners gathered together for a smaller-than-usual CinemaCon in late August of 2021. The box office was still in the early stages of recovery, and most media and entertainment analysts questioned whether the theatrical experience would ever return to normal amid the streaming gold rush. In the time […]

Sigourney Weaver on Taking a Break From ‘Avatar,’ Reuniting With Kevin Kline for ‘The Good House’

Sigourney Weaver is in a good place. The three-time Oscar nominee, creator of such iconic cinema heroines as Ripley in the Aliens sci-fi franchise, Dian Fossey in the biopic Gorillas in the Mist and Dr. Grace Augustine in James Cameron’s Avatar movies, finds herself, at 71, in high demand. In addition to the Avatar franchise — […]

Weta Inks Deal With Amazon To Expand VFX and Animation in the Cloud

Peter Jackson's Wellington, NZ-based visual effects and animation studio has inked a multi-year deal with Amazon Web Services to use the Amazon cloud to forward its VFX and animation production.

With L.A. Shut Down, Productions Find Safe Spots to Shoot Globally

Film production remains on hold in most of the U.S. because of still-surging coronavirus cases so the big studios and independent producers are looking globally for places to shoot safely. 

Production Set to Restart on ‘Avatar’ Sequels in New Zealand

Following an enforced shutdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, production on James Cameron's 'Avatar 2' is set to restart in New Zealand "next week," according to producer Jon Landau.

Coronavirus: ‘Avatar’ Sequels Shut Down Production in New Zealand

Filming on James Cameron’s 'Avatar' sequels in New Zealand has been delayed indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns in the country.

Jemaine Clement Joins James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Jemaine Clement is joining James Cameron's 'Avatar' sequels, playing marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin.

Disney-Fox’s Combined Film Calendar Is a Box Office Death Star

Just like that, Disney's movie studio has doubled its release calendar for 2019 and 2020.