James Cameron geeft Avatar sequels update

Avatar ging op 18 december 2009 in première en werd de grootste blockbuster aller tijden. De film wist $2.782 miljard wereldwijd op te brengen. Momenteel werkt regisseur James Cameron aan de sequels. Hij vertelde in een interview:

“I’m working on ‘Avatar 2’ and ‘Avatar 3.’ I was talking the other day with Peter Jackson and said, ‘You had it easy dude. You had the books when you did the second and third ‘Lord of the Rings.’ I have to create my own books in my head and extract a script from it. 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.”

Aldus Cameron. Hij vervolgde:

“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.”

Cameron kon nog geen releasedatum voor de eerste sequel geven, hetgeen afhankelijk is wanneer hij het script aanlevert aan de studio. Origineel stond Avatar 2 gepland voor december 2014 en deel 3 december 2015.