Avatar Sequels updates, do we have a composer yet?

Avatar Sequels updates, do we have a composer yet?

There has been several new updates to the sequels in February and March. Two new actors have been announced. Brenden Cowell as Mick Scoresby, a captain of a large-scale marine hunting vessel on Pandora, and Edie Falco as General Ardmore, the Commander in charge of the RDA’s interests. Also this past Thursday 3/28/19 Jon Landau announced the 2nd unit tank work was completed. It really feels like things are getting buttoned up on the Avatar motion/performance capture front. Live action is rumored to begin in May, so that is fast approaching.


I share this post from Jon Landau because in the comments I saw something very interesting to me, because it is something I have wondered about for a long time…

I noticed Jon only replied to this one comment out of 48. So it’s not like he was under any expectation to answer this, so I take this at face value. It’s very interesting that a composer hasn’t been chosen yet, but I am positive that Jon and Jim will find the best one for their vision. I am very sad James Horner passed away, his music was truly a masterpiece in the first film.

2 thoughts on “Avatar Sequels updates, do we have a composer yet?

  1. I really hope they’re at least courting James Newton Howard for first rejection rights. Certainly “Waterworld”, “Dinosaur”, “Blood Diamond” and “King Kong” are ample evidence that JNH could thrive in a similar sonic landacape of classical/tribal world fusion action/adventure music as what James Horner did for the first film.

    After him, I’d think Alan Silvestri, John Debney, Mark Mancina, Joel McNeely, David Arnold, Benjamin Wallfisch, Christopher Young, Marco Beltrami, John Powell, Steve Jablonsky and of course Hans Zimmer should also be on the shortlist of contenders for the job.

    Tom Holkenborg continues to impress, but I can’t quite imagine him being the best bridge from James Horner’s particular style.

    Other solid choices would include Edward Shearmur, Ilan Eshkeri, Andrew Lockington, Blake Neely, Michael Giacchino, Dario Marianelli, David Newman, Don Davis, and Harry Gregson-Williams.

    But really, I do think James Newton Howard has the most perfect resume for what I should surmise the Avatar sequels will be in want of. But because he is so supremely established in his own right, he may not be interested in picking up after someone else and inviting comparison snd undue criticism for the trouble. So I could certainly see him declining the offer, although then again he does do the Fantastic Beast scores in the looming shadow of John Williams indelible mark on the wizarding world of JK Rowling – and does it quite it quite sublimely.

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