Avatar 2: James Cameron Talks Avatar 2, Avatar 3, Avatar 4

March 13, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Avatar director James Cameron recently discussed the upcoming sequels to the original movie–Avatar 2, Avatar 3, and Avatar 4.

The movies are among the most anticipated movies in the next several years. They’re slated to be released one a year starting in 2016.

Cameron spoke to French media RTL about the sequels and different aspects of them. 

Here’s a summary of what he said:

-The movie is still in creative pre-production

-There’s going to be new worlds, habitats, and cultures

-It will still be humans (dominating nature) vs Navi (integrating into nature) but with new manifestations

-Filming is being sped up so that each movie won’t take four years like the original did.

-Cameron is looking at high frame rate, and still deciding whether the entire film will be shot that way or just parts of it. 

-As for the story, Cameron said: “The thing that’s great 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.”


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