The actor is reportedly playing a human general in charge of colonizing the Na'vi in this anticipated sci-fi sequel.
The books will expand upon the filmmaker's stories for this epic film Quadrilogy, though no book release date has been set.
James Cameron has brought on writers Josh Friedman, Shane Salerno, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver for these highly-anticipated sequels, all shooting simultaneously next year.
The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles writer is brought on to finesse the script as Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are expected to reprise their roles in upcoming sequels.
Producer Jon Landau showed a series of live-action motion capture tests that were shot in November featuring a human and a Na'vi.
Actress Zoe Saldana reveals that the writer-director is trying to remove himself from distractions so he can finish the screenplay.
The actress stressed how they need to happen at the same time due to the very hard process of shooting these sequels.
Producer Jon Landau revealed that they will be using the filming technique at this year's NAB Technology Summit on Cinema.
The director offers an update on these two impending follow-ups to the hit 2009 film, revealing that he feels no pressure.
The director wants to shoot at 48 frames per second, just like Peter Jackson did on The Hobbit movies.
The director makes the argument that it would be logical for the Chinese to be on Pandora.
The producer confirms that Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 will be shot back-to-back, but a third sequel isn't in the works.
The actress reveals the major news that James Cameron will not be shooting two, but three sequels to his blockbuster hit.
The filmmaker dissolves his development arm and will no longer produce other people's films, focusing only on Panadora and documentaries.
The director believes his Pandora sequels will 'do more good' than Battle Angel for the global audience.
Producer Jon Landau reveals that, while production has started on this sequel, there may be more than two years worth of work ahead.
It was previously believed the highly-anticipated sequel would hit theaters in 2014, with Avatar 3 to follow in 2015.
The director is writing the second and third films together, and reveals that he is creating new planets for this franchise.
The director comments on Sigourney Weaver's continuing role as the deceased Grace Augestine in the upcoming sequel.