AVATAR Franchise Expanded to Three Sequels as James Cameron Recruits Co-Writers; AVATAR 2 Set for December 2016 Release

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Yesterday we got a bit of an update on the long-promised sequels to writer/director James Cameron’s 2009 film Avatar, but it turns out there’s much more to the story.  Cameron has been working on two follow-up films to the sci-fi pic over the last four years, with an eye towards filming both Avatar 2 and 3 at the same time and then releasing the sequels a year apart.  While last we heard Cameron was holed up in New Zealand finalizing the scripts for the sequels, news broke yesterday that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles creator Josh Friedman had been enlisted to pitch in on the screenplay for Avatar 2.  It just so happens that this was only one third of the story, as Fox announced today that Cameron has actually enlisted the help of four screenwriters to collaborate with him on the screenplays for not only Avatar 2 and 3, but also Avatar 4, with the first sequel poised to hit theaters (finally) in December 2016.  Hit the jump for much more.

avatar-4-sequelFox announced today that not only will Cameron now film three Avatar sequels simultaneously, but he has hired screenwriters Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and Shane Salerno (Savages) to collaborate with him on the screenplays in order to “help bring his growing Avatar universe to life and to expedite the process.”  This is a major development with regards to the proposed Avatar follow-ups, and Fox notes that Avatar 2 will be released in December 2016, Avatar 3 will hit theaters in December 2017, and Avatar 4 will follow a year later.  Yes indeed, a trio of Avatar films are heading our way beginning in just a few short years.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard word about Avatar 4, as Cameron previously teased the the potential fourth film would be a prequel that explores the colonization process of Pandora.  Whether that’s still the plan is unknown, but we now know that Fox is guaranteed to make a shitload of money with three sequels officially in the pipeline.

james-cameron-avatar-4-sequelsAll three Avatar follow-ups will be filmed simultaneously, with production set to get underway next year.  Cameron had this to say regarding the news:

“Building upon the world we created with Avatar has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience.  In writing the new films, I’ve come to realize that Avatar’s world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated, and it became apparent that two films would not be enough to capture everything I wanted to put on screen. And to help me continue to expand this universe, I’m pleased to bring aboard Amanda, Rick, Shane and Josh — all writers I’ve long admired -­ to join me in completing the films screenplays.”

It’s not specifically stated in the press release, but one assumes that Friedman, Jaffa & Silver, and Salerno will each be assigned a specific sequel on which to collaborate.  Jaffa & Silver most recently penned the script for the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and also wrote the upcoming Jurassic Park IV.  As for Salerno, his directorial debut hits theaters later this year by way of the documentary Salinger.

avatar-3-sequelsCameron hasn’t shared a screenplay credit on any of his directorial features since 1994’s True Lies, so it’s certainly telling that he has opened up the Avatar world to include four more voices.  Given that Avatar is the highest grossing movie of all time with a worldwide total of $2.7 billion, Fox has been eager to get the Avatar sequels off the ground for some time now.  Bringing in some screenwriting help to get these things moving might just be the momentum Cameron needs in order to finally get the follow-ups in front of cameras.  Whether three additional Avatar films is entirely necessary, however, is another question altogether.  Hopefully Cameron makes the extensive trek back into Pandora worthwhile, since these will likely tie him up from working on any other films until 2018 at the absolute earliest—though he has said previously that he only wants to make Avatar movies from here on out.

What do you think, dear readers?  Are you excited about the prospect of three Avatar sequels?  What areas of Pandora would you like to see explored?  Sound off in the comments below.

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  • genie

    sounds avatarded

    • Lulz at Genie

      Lol at you guys. Can we all stop pretending that we aren’t going to see the sequel. You guys talk big now but there’s NO f-cking way you won’t be lined up for this opening night. Give me a f-cking break.

      • Liderc

        Agreed. Despite thinking it’s pointless, there’s no way I won’t go see it because it’ll look good even if it’s not good, just like the first one.

      • yeldarbn

        And I think that’s why EVERYONE will go and see it – both critic and fanboy/gal alike….BECAUSE it’s one of, if not the most aesthetically appealing movies of the modern era.

        Think about it. Lord of The Rings would NEVER have done as well as it did, if only the book fans went to see it. They made it into an aesthetically glorious film, and so everybody went to see it.

        Like it or not, we are all suckers for anything that pleases the eye…This phenomenon is even more pronounced in males.

        We can argue and bicker, whine, moan, and complain all we like, but, when the movie finally hits, we are ALL going to see it, whether we like it or not, because that is who we are.

  • genie

    sounds avatarded

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    More avatar is good for the health. thanks Jim.

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    More avatar is good for the health. thanks Jim.

  • TJW

    I don’t understand why this made 2 billion. Titanic, I get, to some degree.

    • HeSaidSheSaidMv@Twitter

      It made $2 bill because it was shiny and Cameron’s first movie in a decade. That is all.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Also, the 3D ticket prices helped.

    • Liderc

      It made 2.8 billion, so you’re almost missing a billion. And it made that much because it was the first 3D spectacle that all age ranges went to see, repeatedly. It’s not good, just looks good.

  • TJW

    I don’t understand why this made 2 billion. Titanic, I get, to some degree.

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  • Lance

    I wish them all the best. But I do wonder if this franchise really has enough story for three sequels. The first barely had enough story as it was.

    • kilar

      I wonder if we needed 7 Fast and furious films before we need one sequel to Avatar

  • Lance

    I wish them all the best. But I do wonder if this franchise really has enough story for three sequels. The first barely had enough story as it was.

  • fechu1922

    fuck you james!… do battle angel already

    • kilar

      Yeah, do a violent M rated film that cost 300 million for a few core fans (That will undoubtibly whine and bitch about it) and that probably wont make it’s budget back at the box office.

      • come on

        you know this is James Cameron right? I get what your saying but this is James Cameron

      • Miles Bennett Dyson

        yeah cause Terminator 2 which made well beyond its 200m budget (most expensive at the time) was pretty M rated and was pretty violent. just saying

      • Gondorff

        T2 only had a $100 million budget. but that was the biggest budget ever at that point. Titanic was actually the first movie to have a $200 million budget

  • fechu1922

    fuck you james!… do battle angel already

  • HeSaidSheSaidMv@Twitter

    Who cares? I mean that. Who actually cares about these movies? They have no standing in pop culture. How many Avatar costumes do you see at Comic Con? How many toys, books, or other merch do you see? Hell, how often do you hear people talking about it?

  • HeSaidSheSaidMv@Twitter

    Who cares? I mean that. Who actually cares about these movies? They have no standing in pop culture. How many Avatar costumes do you see at Comic Con? How many toys, books, or other merch do you see? Hell, how often do you hear people talking about it?

    • Neven

      Regardless of Avatar, you shouldn’t judge quality of something based on it’s popularity.

      • HeSaidSheSaidMv@Twitter

        I’m not judging quality, I’m talking about whether people like it or not.

      • Sweet Pea

        Yeah thats how movies should be judged, by how many geeks dress up as characters from it at conventions. Forget the $2+ billion it made in theatres. Shame on you hollywood!! Lol dork.

      • Sweet Pea

        Yeah thats how movies should be judged, by how many geeks dress up as characters from it at conventions. Forget the $2+ billion it made in theatres. Shame on you hollywood!! Lol dork.

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        It made $2 billion at the theaters. Therefore one sequel makes sense…not three all at once. The movie didn’t sustain that $2 billion box-office momentum. The geeks don’t dress up. The general public is only moderately interested.

        While everyone went to go see the film, few people were absolutely in love with the film. The response was generally luke-warm. It was a generic plot told professional with incredible effects. Few people have any interest in where this story is going next.

      • Mike

        It was rumored that Avatar cost up to $500 million to make. It grossed 2.8 billion. Are you honestly telling me that you won’t watch a movie that costs 600 or possibly even 700 million to make? The effects will be so far past what any other movie is doing.

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        First off, yes I will. But I also follow multiple movie blogs and watch daily vodcasts about movie news. So I don’t really speak for the general public.

        Second, I don’t know that the novelty of great special effects will carry this franchise for 3 more films in the US.

        I totally get making an avatar sequel. Maybe I understand (but don’t like) them making two back to back. But three sequels?

      • Norman Dostal

        it didnt cost 500 million, retard

      • webslinger48

        Do you realize how many people rewatched Avatar? You don’t gross $2.8 million unless people are going back. It was a cultural phenomenon that has not been rivaled in the last ten years of movies. It’s the highest grossing movie of all time. By a lot. This is not a fluke.

        Just look at all of the 3D movies we’ve been dealing with over the last 3 years. It was Avatar that made these studios think that 3D was the bee’s knees. Only, as we’ve learned since, 3D in lesser directors’ hands is nothing special.

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        Everyone rewatched it…in the theater.

        I saw the first time in 2D and then made sure to see it in 3D the second time. I’ve had zero desire to ever rewatch it on my TV at home (and I have a good TV). There aren’t many movies I watch multiple times in theater but have no desire to watch them again at home. That’s just my experience, but I know I’m not alone.

        James Cameron created a MUST SEE THEATER EXPERIENCE. But the story didn’t match the experience. Therefore, the linger opinion afterwards has been more luke warm. So jumping to THREE sequels seems extremely premature.

      • webslinger48

        Mr. Chandler…you just PROVED my point. Avatar was an EXPERIENCE. Name another movie released in the last ten years you can say that about. I agree, seeing it in 3D was the only way to do it. I own it on Blu Ray and watch it and it isn’t as good, but you know what? It reminds me of the FEELING I felt when I saw it in 3D. That in itself is worth more than 1,000 Michael Bay transformers movies. Or 1,000 Avengers movies, for that matter.

        I didn’t even bother seeing Iron Man 3 in theaters. You know why? Because it will be just as good or better on my 55″ LCD TV with surround.

        Avatar? You could watch it on 100″ rear projection with a $20K sound system and it won’t match the theater experience.

        When you get down to brass tacks, movies like Avatar are the only reason to go to the theaters these days. And to undersell it’s impact is disingenuous. And ignorant.

        Name another director out there mobilize people to go to spend $700 million domestic to see their movie, just because they directed it.

        Hmmmm…Methinks I will be waiting a long time before you can answer that one.

        Trust me, it didn’t become the highest grossing movie ever because Sam Worthington is in it.

        Nobody else has Cameron’s cache. Not Spielberg, not Jackson, not Del Toro, not Abrams, NOBODY.

        Okay fine, Nolan is okay, But c’mon, that last Batman movie was dumb. In a world of overhyped garbage, Cameron delivers the goods. And to say that is not a big deal…well, that must be quite a fantasy world in which you dwell.

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        It made $2 billion at the theaters. Therefore one sequel makes sense…not three all at once. The movie didn’t sustain that $2 billion box-office momentum. The geeks don’t dress up. The general public is only moderately interested.

        While everyone went to go see the film, few people were absolutely in love with the film. The response was generally luke-warm. It was a generic plot told professional with incredible effects. Few people have any interest in where this story is going next.

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        He’s not necessarily judging the quality. He’s judging the interest, and interest is primarily based on popularity.

      • Scullibundo

        The film made 2.8 billion dollars worldwide. It made 1.3BILLION more than The Avengers and we’re arguing about whether it’s popular? The international market has also since exploded since 2009. You people are idiotic.

        People saying it will have been too long are also misguided. You know what other Cameron sequels came seven years after the original? Aliens and Terminator 2. The difference being that the predecessors to those films weren’t the highest grossing film of all time.

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        No one is arguing that the film didn’t make truck loads of money. We are saying that the truckloads of money didn’t translate into rabid fans. James Cameron created a film which you had to see in theaters to fully appreciate, and that created a huge wave of momentum. That momentum did not continue when it hit home video.

        People absolutely loved Alien and Terminator. Most conversations surrounding Avatar are either about the special effects & 3D or about how the plot mirrored that of Fern gully, Pocahontas and 15 other movies. In person, I’ve never run into a single person who said anything like, “I hope they make a sequel to Avatar.”

        If the first sequel doesn’t have a much better story, making THREE sequels back to back is a huge gamble on the foreign markets. Really no matter what this is a huge gamble on the foreign market.

      • Daniel

        You know what other sci-fi movie became super-popular in theaters, had special effects way ahead of its time, and yet had an incredibly derivative plotline, plenty of bad acting, and other misfires that led its non-fans to dismiss it as a short-lived phenomenon that would die before its promised sequels?

        Star Wars: A New Hope.

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        I am a fan of Avatar. I’m not opposed to a sequel, but the phenomenon of Avatar disappeared when it left theaters. When Star Wars was released in theaters (which they did many times before Empire Strikes Back), it made truck loads of additional money. When Avatar was re-released in theaters with additional footage, it made about $10 million.

        Star Wars created millions of rabid fans. Maybe it’s just where I live, but I don’t know anyone that’s a rabid Avatar fan. I know people that like it. I’m saying three sequels seems unwise.

        While Star Was is highly derivative of a Japanesse film which came out 25 year before it, Avatar is derivative of The Last Samurai, Ferngully, Dances With Wolves, Pocahontas, and more. So whether you like Oscar winners, children’s movies, or Tom Cruise movies, you will see Avatar as derivative. Only Joseph Campbell and Akira Kurosawa fans viewed Star Wars as derivative.

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        I am a fan of Avatar. I’m not opposed to a sequel, but the phenomenon of Avatar disappeared when it left theaters. When Star Wars was released in theaters (which they did many times before Empire Strikes Back), it made truck loads of additional money. When Avatar was re-released in theaters with additional footage, it made about $10 million.

        Star Wars created millions of rabid fans. Maybe it’s just where I live, but I don’t know anyone that’s a rabid Avatar fan. I know people that like it. I’m saying three sequels seems unwise.

        While Star Was is highly derivative of a Japanesse film which came out 25 year before it, Avatar is derivative of The Last Samurai, Ferngully, Dances With Wolves, Pocahontas, and more. So whether you like Oscar winners, children’s movies, or Tom Cruise movies, you will see Avatar as derivative. Only Joseph Campbell and Akira Kurosawa fans viewed Star Wars as derivative.

      • webslinger48

        The first movie was a huge gamble in all markets and it worked.

        Sequels as a rule are not as much of a gamble. They have an established fan base and recognition and most are guaranteed to make money. In the case of Avatar, even if they only gross half as much as the original they will make back their budget many times over.

        Mr. Chandler is making an issue out of a non-issue. He is saying that a sequel will only be a hit if there “rabid” fans for a movie. Well, Pacific Rim has rabid fans and as of now it looks like it won’t even get a sequel. So that point is debatable at best.

        But I would counter that there are many fans of the movie. They just aren’t the kind that go to Comicon and tout their fandom.

        If I offered you a bet right now whether Avatar would make at least $2b worldwide you would not take it. Because history has shown that those that bet against Cameron don’t stick around very long.

      • Norman Dostal

        right -considering Avatar was the most popular movie of all time

    • kilar

      So you judge a films audience by how many people bother to cover themselves in blue paint at a comic convention?

    • webslinger48

      I’ll tell you who cares: take the number of people who saw Pacific Rim…multiply it by ten…that is your answer.

      Geeks only make up 1/10th of the movie population.

  • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

    This seems like such a bad idea. While Avatar made truck loads of money, it didn’t generate rabid fans. It had unstoppable momentum in the theaters, but that moment quickly stopped once the film left theaters.

    Of all the things James Cameron has talked about doing or potential sequels he could do, this is possibly my least interesting….and he’s exploring doing THREE of them. Why o why?!?

  • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

    This seems like such a bad idea. While Avatar made truck loads of money, it didn’t generate rabid fans. It had unstoppable momentum in the theaters, but that moment quickly stopped once the film left theaters.

    Of all the things James Cameron has talked about doing or potential sequels he could do, this is possibly my least interesting….and he’s exploring doing THREE of them. Why o why?!?

    • HeSaidSheSaidMv@Twitter

      I don’t really get his obsession with this story/world either.

    • HeSaidSheSaidMv@Twitter

      I don’t really get his obsession with this story/world either.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      By the time he’s finished, he’ll have spent nearly 20 years on just Avatar and the technology behind it.

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        Exactly! I want to see him do other things.

  • Neven

    I would kinda see why they would make 2 and 3 back-to-back in order for it to be a trilogy, but 4 is pushin’ it a bit too far.

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  • Burning_Horizon

    I was a huge advocate of the first film. I encouraged all of my family and friend to get out and see it during the holiday season. I was excited about the prospect of a large scale creature feature (a la Jurassic Park, my favorite film) and the immersive 3D that was being advertised.

    When I finally saw the movie, I was impressed with the effects, but I was let down with the “by the numbers” story and the distracting 3D. I couldn’t care less about this franchise, and am totally bored by the prospect of 3 sequels.

  • Burning_Horizon

    I was a huge advocate of the first film. I encouraged all of my family and friend to get out and see it during the holiday season. I was excited about the prospect of a large scale creature feature (a la Jurassic Park, my favorite film) and the immersive 3D that was being advertised.

    When I finally saw the movie, I was impressed with the effects, but I was let down with the “by the numbers” story and the distracting 3D. I couldn’t care less about this franchise, and am totally bored by the prospect of 3 sequels.

  • sense11

    Nice, go for it, why not

  • sense11

    Nice, go for it, why not

  • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

    So the fan reaction on this site can be summed up with “Jaded pedantic bitch moan Cameron sucks bitch moan Cameron sucks CGI 3D bitch moan Cameron Sucks” – Really and truly when has Cameron not delivered at least an entertaining trip to the movies? Piranha 2? Heck even that turd was fun! People can crap on Cameron all they want, the dude is still going to make the movies and the same hypocrites that complain on these boards are still going to pay for a ticket to see them. Don’t try and deny it – we know it’s true.

  • Ruprect

    Never fails. Mention Avatar and the haters swarm like locusts.

    • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

      they’re probably the same people that camped out in front of movie theaters for months in advance to see the Star Wars Prequels

      • Ruprect

        I’ve called it the Phantom Menace Syndrome for years. Easier to be a bitchy hater online and then grudgingly give something approval when it is good than it is to be totally stoked for something that turns out to be crap.

      • Ruprect

        I’ve called it the Phantom Menace Syndrome for years. Easier to be a bitchy hater online and then grudgingly give something approval when it is good than it is to be totally stoked for something that turns out to be crap.

    • Roy Batty

      itscuz theyre JEALOUS…..FACT

  • Ruprect

    Never fails. Mention Avatar and the haters swarm like locusts.

  • Micky Nozawa

    One Avatar film is already one too many…

  • Leonard Lemonfresh

    Let’s look at this from a positive angle: Hired screenwriters mean that we might actually get believable dialogue instead of Cameron’s baby-talk. And characters instead of cardboard.

  • DjangoBro

    People are acting as if they know where James Cameron is taking the story next. Nobody knows what’s gonna happen story-wise. So I think people should stop complaining as if he’s remaking it. I love it how people are fine with another trilogy from Star Wars but hate the idea of having 3 more Avatar movies… If Star Wars can have a total of 9 movies, I think Avatar can can have 4.

  • Bob

    Come on, I would be fine with a trilogy but this is getting crazy…the first sequel doesn’t come out till 3 years from now and there saying theres gonna be 2 more sequels. Okay, that’s just dumb.

  • Bob

    I just wish he would do “Halo”. Would be so epic.

  • name

    Avatar sequels up the ass.

  • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

    I liked Avatar. Not a hater at all. But I do seriously think he should make ONE more and prove that the story is something people care about enough. If nothing else, it shouldn’t be as familiar a story this time and I really hope he doesn’t simplify the characters so much like he did for the original (compared to his original screenplay). I mean it was probably a good decision for the first one. It’s hard to argue with $2+ billion, but audiences are accustomed to 3D now, audiences are accustomed to the basic Avatar “universe” and audiences can handle more nuanced characters and story in that environment just fine. :)

  • kilar

    We already have crappy films with 5,6,7 sequels, or more. At least Avatar will look stunning, and probably have a much more interesting story than the first (which wasn’t a bad story, just familiar).
    Once again, Cameron is just ahead fo the curve.

  • -

    Oh God, who even thinks this is going to be good? The first film was a visual spectacle and not much more (I saw it on DVD, so I was even less impressed by it). I mean really, a giant robot knife fight? This is the film people say to this day should have won the Oscar that year?
    Titanic was a similar sort of spectacle, but at least that had some kind of emotional resonance, in spite of all of its quite obvious flaws (the dialogue, how contrived the non-historical stuff felt, how DiCaprio’s character is basically this pretty face lacking in any real depth)

    • Isak

      I 100% agree.

      • Roy Batty

        its too bad both of you are going to hell for having the courage to defy the GREAT ONE’S legacy. may the fires melt your flesh ever so slowly.

      • bigfrog6

        Ain’t nuthin wrong with hell, son. It’s got some great milkshakes.

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  • Strong Enough

    i don’t get the avatar hate. i mean if you don’t like it don’t see it.

    • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

      For me it’s not hate of Avatar, it’s disappointment over loss of potential. James Cameron is one of the greatest film makers of all-time. From my perspective, besides Piranha 2, he has about as good of a resume as a director can have. Even his weaker films are still enjoyable and very well made, and his high points are genre defining classics.Avatar was an incredible accomplishment in special effects and technology, but one of his weakest most derivative stories.

      Given his potential for greatness, the other projects he could work on, his age, and how long he takes on projects, I absolutely hate the idea of James Cameron locking himself into this world for 3 sequels in a row.

      • Strong Enough

        i understand that view. i would love to se Battle Angel over any of these avatar sequels but alas we aren’t that lucky

  • IMPYEMU

    I will say that announcing a fourth film at this point seems excessive, I’m all for it. Avatar for me is better than all the movies it rips off, Dances With Wolves, Ferngully, Pocohantas, etc. The world is beautifully created and organic in feeling, the special effects are, as far as CGI effects go, the best effects I’ve ever seen in a movie. I’ve seen the movie only twice, and both times were in theatres, the experience is not even half as good at home.

    Even if the quality of the plot was on the same level for the sequels I’d be excited, but I think the bar is moderately low as far as plots go, I think they’ll go nowhere but up, especially if they’re bringing on additional screenwriters to help. I’m more worried about how they’re going to top themselves in the effects and the action department, the scenes with the banshees and the final battle? Those gave true definition to the word “epic”.

    If The Fast and the Furious, Transformers, and Star Wars can get these many sequels, so can Avatar.

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  • bigfrog6

    Yawn. I couldn’t sit through another minute of this bloated pompous movie.

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  • Snoop3

    The first one was something new so yeah it did good but the movie itself felt like it kept going and going and going I think people had enough Avatar . i’m just saying.

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  • eternalozzie

    Avatar was just a bad movie period.

  • Thomas Andersen

    Avatar was amazing from a technical point of view, but the story was not what I was hoping for. It was too much new age back to nature, and too little hard core sci-fi like in Aliens or Terminator 2. I hope the stories for the sequels will be more mature.

  • Alexander Michael Ozuna

    7 years between sequels is way too long. Cameron can deliver the goods, but “Avatar 2″ should’ve been released this December. Just saying, 4 years is usually the max between franchise installments.

  • supaflyguy666

    Ok, while I admit the first Avatar was a juggernaut at the box office, and it got mostly good reviews from critics, let’s just be honest that it was just a feast for the eyes and nothing else. Heck, my only attraction towards it when the trailer finally got out was the visuals alone. Everybody I know who’s seen this movie only had comments about the gorgeous visuals and the omg wow 3D effects. Story though, forget it. Everybody and their dog admitted that the acting, story line and dialogue was so-so at best. Heck I’d say the acting was too hammy and the dialogue was annoying.

    I watched it twice, but it was only because I knew I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the same thing at home. Fast forward to the present day and alot of people are upgrading to big screen 3D TVs. Not because they necessarily WANT 3D, but because TV manufacturers are pushing it hard. Another 3 years and the home TV market, and people’s living rooms, will be saturated with 3D TVs.

    While I’d be happier to see JC working on something else, if he comes out with some even more awesome technology or if the stories for the sequels are genuinely strong, sign me up first day first show. If it’s more of the same, rental FTW. And I can assure you most people will do the same.

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  • denroy3

    Is he going to hire a good writer and have a decent story for any of them? Now that Obama is in office for 5-6 years, there’s no Bush to bash so what will they do?

  • denroy3

    Is he going to hire a good writer and have a decent story for any of them? Now that Obama is in office for 5-6 years, there’s no Bush to bash so what will they do?

  • blo

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  • Tim Hansen

    There are so many possibilities with the sequals. The first sequel is said to explore the ocean on Pandora, so the question remains what the last two films will be about. It’s never a good idea to repeat yourself, so each new movie needs to offer something the others havn’t shown so far. There was some talk about an underground adventure on the moon, so that could be one possibility. Then there is the fact that Pandora is just a single world in a whole solar system. There could be another moon/planet that’s worth to visit, and how cool would it not be if there was life on the gas giant that Pandora is orbiting? We could have giant flying creatures, living airships and “coral reefs” filled with gas so they become an organic version of the Hallelujah Mountains in the first movie.

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    As much money as the first one made, I still think he might be biting off more than he can chew right now.

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  • Kuba

    The rumour regarding the “Governor” is too far away from reality and truth.
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