The Avatar sequel is a year away; however, despite how we always thought the sequel to the all-time box office champion would eventually come out, it is really happening. No matter what happens, this movie will be released to the public in some shape or another. Avatar 2 continues to inch forward slowly but definitely. For all of the upcoming Avatar sequels, composer Simon Franglen is in to score, as franchise producer Lon Landau has confirmed. Choosing Mychael Danna to fill in for James Horner, who passed away, was wise.
The only Oscar nomination James Horner received after he died was for the first Avatar movie. But the respected composer could not finish writing the music for the Avatar sequels because he died away in 2015. Simon Franglen will step in and replace her. Fraglen previously scored the remakes of The Magnificent Seven and Jennifer Garner’s Peppermint, both of which were composed by James Horner, but Fraglen was also involved in the original Na’Vi film’s scoring process and even penned the songs. In addition to scoring the music that can be heard at Pandora – The World of Avatar, he has extensive experience working on the series.
As James Horner was the main composer of the Avatar series, it only makes sense for Simon Franglen to pick up where Horner left off. There’s a good chance that the Avatar sequels will include music from Horner’s original soundtrack. While Franglen may introduce new music, it is unlikely this will come across as a new style. Moviegoers, who’ll likely also include some of the original composers, demand that the next new films retain aspects of the Avatar music that they know and love.
And if you’ve ever felt like you were in a strange world while at The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World, then Avatar 2 may be able to recreate that sensation for you. It’s feasible that some of the music from the theme park might be repurposed to help bring the broader franchise to life and create more immersive experiences.
And by creating the score, we take another step toward making Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 a reality, which would mean that our reality and imagination would have merged. Recording the score is a crucial stage in post-production, and it’s something we’re currently working on. Everything matters.
We won’t have to wait for another six years. Avatar 2 will finally be released in December of 2022. Regardless of whether or not the movie succeeds or fails, it is evident that everyone involved in it did all in their power to create an unforgettable spectacle.