This popular franchise returns to the big screen
This film takes viewers back to Pandora, and reintroduces some familiar faces, as well as some new ones. Cast members Jack Champion, Bailey Bliss, Trinity jo-Li Bliss, and Jamie Flatters from “Avatar: The Way of Water” joined Michelle Oliver on “Live in the D” to discuss the new film.
Peter Jackson to make original animated content for Weta
Weta Digital, the Academy Award-winning visual effects company that made The Lord of the Rings and Avatar possible, is making original animated content for cinemas and streaming for the first time in its 25-year history. Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, the married filmmaking team behind The Lord of the Rings and majority stakeholders in the company, plan to write, produce and direct several of the projects for Weta Animated. Its also been one of the rare filmmaking companies that has been able to continue functioning safely throughout the pandemic. In addition to the Avatar sequels, Weta Digital is also working on Jungle Cruise and The Batman.Akkaraju co-founded SR Labs with Sean Parker, who recently invested in the company and joined the board as vice chairman. Im thrilled to be joining Peter, Fran and the extraordinary team at Weta as we enter into a hypergrowth stage with the launch of original content, Akkaraju said.
'Avengers: Endgame' Has Dethroned 'Avatar' as Biggest Film of All Time
"Avengers: Endgame" is now the highest-grossing movie of all time. As of Friday, "Endgame" has grossed just over $2.789 billion around the world since its April 26 opening, according to Box Office Mojo. That's still several hundred thousand dollars behind Avatar's $2,789.7 billion, but "Endgame" will surpass that after the weekend box office is counted. In a statement, Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn congratulated Marvel Studios and Disney for the film's success. "And thank you to the fans around the world who lifted 'Avengers: Endgame' to these historic heights," he added.