‘Avatar 2’: James Cameron Says ‘It’s Going Very Well’

February 22, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Director James Cameron recently talked about his progress on “Avatar 2,” saying production is in the “early stages.”

“We’re still in the early stages. Right now we’re developing the software. I’m writing the scripts. We’re designing all the creatures and characters and the settings, and so on. So, I’m not actually directing yet, but I’m doing all the other creative processes that lead up to that. It’s going very well. I think it’s going to be spectacular,” he told Slashfilm.

He added: “You’ll see new worlds, new habitats, new cultures. The primary conflict between the human view kind of dominating nature and the Na’vi view of being integrated into nature is the same, but it manifests itself in very different ways.”

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Stephen Lang are starring in the movie to reprise their roles.

Cameron added, “That’s the great thing about Avatar, it’s such a rich world, I can explore any theme or any idea that I want. Once you’ve got the characters that an audience loves, it’s great to surprise them and make changes and turns that they don’t expect.”

“And you don’t have to spend so much time of the movie setting up all that stuff, because the audience will remember from the previous film. I don’t get bored. It’s a great world. I love being in the world of Pandora.”

The sequel won’t be in theaters until December 2016, and “Avatar 3” and “Avatar 4” will come out in 2017 and 2018.