James Cameron has been hard at work on the sequels to 2009's highly successful (at least monetarily) "Avatar". Yes, you heard that right: there will be two sequels to "Avatar" and will shoot back-to-back with the first one to be released some time in 2015.
In a recent interview, Cameron had this to say about the current work-in-progress of his films:
I’m working on Avatar 2 and Avatar 3… I’m deep into it and I’m living in Pandora right now. There is that start up torque where you feel it’s coming to you. Then you build up momentum. That’s when it gets fun. The characters talk and it’s writing itself. I’m almost there right now. It’s building fast…
It’s a little daunting because sequels are always tricky. You have to be surprising and stay ahead of audience anticipation. At the same time, you have to massage their feet with things that they know and love about the first film. I’ve walked that line in the past, so I’m not too worried about it. At the same time, I definitely have to deliver the goods… As for a release date that will be determined by when I get the script out. No pressure!
The original "Avatar" took ten years to make and remains to this day the highest grossing film of all time with a record of $2.8 billion in worldwide sales.
While "Avatar" may be the highest grossing film in history and the CGI and graphics were praised for being stunning and ahead of its time, the story was lackluster and too much like a blue and other worldly version of "Pocahontas". Yes, it did have its own ecosystem and language created just for the movie, but does the film itself really need a sequel? Or two?
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