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Published On: Wed, May 8th, 2013

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ star Zoe Saldana confirms ‘Avatar 2’ and ‘Avatar 3’ set to film in 2014

While star Sam Worthington believes James Cameron will begin shooting Avatar 2 and Avatar 3  when the writer-director is “good and ready,” co-star Zoe Saldana says that time will be next year.

Zoe Saldana  Star Trek Into Darkness photoSaldana also confirmed on the Jonathan Ross Show [via DigitalSpy] they’ll be shooting the sequels back-to-back because “if we just do two and then wait, I’ll probably be 45 or 50 by the time we get to part three. It takes a long time, it’s a very hard process.”  She also doesn’t believe Avatar 2 will be released until 2015.

There haven’t been details on the new films, but Cameron did mention the motion capture being an underwater challenge and then producer Jon Landau revealed that “We have kept a team of digital artists on from Avatar in order to test how we can create performance capture underwater.  We could simulate water [in CG], but we can’t simulate the actor’s experience, so we are going to capture performance in a tank.”

Saldana returns in Star Trek Into Darkness and then is already cast as Gamora in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy set for next year.

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