‘Avatar 2’ and ‘3’ Not a Traditional Trilogy Says James Cameron

The director reveals his Free-Film sequels are more of a long character arc than a traditional trilogy, and that every character who lived through ‘Avatar’ will return.
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‘Avatar 2’ and ‘3’ Not a Traditional Trilogy Says James Cameron

James Cameron says Avatar 2 and 3 will complete the story of Pandora Director James Cameron is currently writing the sequel scripts for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, which will be released in 2014 and 2015. The filmmaker revealed his Pandora franchise won't necessarily be a trilogy, and confirmed that all of the characters who lived in Avatar will return for the sequels.

We're shooting two films back-to-back, so I'm writing two scripts, not one, which will complete a free-film story arc - not really a trilogy, but just an overall character arc so I'm pretty excited about that. We're doing a lot of preliminary work right now on new software and new animation techniques and so on. We're creating a new facility in Manhattan Beach so everybody that's not already dead is coming back."

We reported last month that Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 will be shot at the enormous MBS Media Campus in Manhattan Beach, California. Producer Jon Landau indicated the sequels could created up to 700 jobs, and also talked about the studio's flexibility.

"Another thing the Manhattan Beach studio affords us is the ability to expand. Should we need to pick up and do a live action shoot, should we need more space, they have it."

James Cameron also spoke about the pressure of living up to Avatar, the highest-grossing movie of all time, although he is used to the pressure by now.

"There's always an expectation. I had to deal with that after The Terminator back in 1984. All of a sudden I had a big hit movie and it was 'what are you doing next?' But my job is take the audience on a journey and entertain them," he said. "The second I am sitting down writing, I just go to Pandora. I don't think about that stuff, about standing on a red carpet. It has its own life, really. The characters have their own lives."

CLICK HERE to read the entire interview piece with James Cameron.

Avatar 2 comes to theaters November 2017.

Avatar 3 comes to theaters November 2018.

Sources:Fox News

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  • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

    @ghostman

    Yeah, that's going to be interesting to see. Also, since Avatar 2 and 3 are coming out in 2014 and in 2015, it's going to be a while until we see it as well.

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    • ghostman • 4 years ago

      @sean I hope so! got all excited when he announced it :)

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      • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

        @ghostman

        That's probably going to be filmed between the time that they make Avatar 2 and Avatar 3.

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        • deathface • 4 years ago

          People don't understand that you go see a film to be sucked into to another world. Avatar was huge, not only because of the effects or the price of the tickets (it would still be number one even if it wasn't in 3d) but because the world was so diverse. The plot fair enough has been done before but its really only there to move things along. It might be a bold statement but James Cameron is in many ways like J.R.R Tolkien. He created a unique world with unique creatures and beings.

          I'd also like to add that i have a possible title for Avatar 2 which is AVATAR: THE WRATH OF MAN.

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          • Herosyie-Syie • 4 years ago

            can be little early I can not wait

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            • moviegeek • 4 years ago

              @SomethingMore Star Wars was the highest grossing film of all time and it had a sequel.

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              • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                Whatever, I'm excited for the day to come :)

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                • kguy • 4 years ago

                  @SomethingMore Yep, and it's enough time for it to grow more popularity!

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                  • SomethingMore • 4 years ago

                    For very first time, we'll see sequel to top grosser of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                    • SomethingMore • 4 years ago

                      Well guys, if Avatar become top grosser of all time than it has something in it that's why it become a history. So..get over it. Peoples who watch movies in threaters are not fools. They liked Avatar that's why it become history

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                      • SomethingMore • 4 years ago

                        For very first time, we'll see sequel to top grosser of all time!

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                        • SomethingMore • 4 years ago

                          For very first time, we'll see sequel to top grosser of all time

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                          • dan1 • 4 years ago

                            @thedude1 I'm prob the most relaxed individual on this site. You don't gotta worry bout me, man.

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                            • thedude1 • 4 years ago

                              @dan1 My fault lol. Most of the time people don't joke around when talking about Alien and Aliens and which one is better.

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                              • rojodiablo • 4 years ago

                                I didn't think Aliens 3 was all that bad. The first two films just set the bar way too high imo.

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                                • ghostman • 4 years ago

                                  Such a loooooong wait!! and btw, what the hell happened to the 'planned' Avatar prequel novel Mr. Cameron?

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                                  • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                    @thedude1 Bitter much? I was just messin' around, dude.

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                                    • thedude1 • 4 years ago

                                      @dan1 And Avatar was a terrible movie and I will hear no more. See two can play at this stupid game.

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                                      • darkmarkman • 4 years ago

                                        @rufio, I 100% agree with you. How a science fiction ripoff of Dances with Wolves made that much money is beyond me.

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                                        • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                          @ejk1 I wish that were true....

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