Avatar-ians rejoice! The sequels are in the works, including a possible Avatar 4. This news comes after Avatar 2 was pushed back from a 2014 release to a 2016 release. Earlier this year James Cameron spoke with The New York Times about his plans for the sequels– including the return of Sigourney Weaver‘s character (who dies in the first Avatar). Deets and some douchey-sounding-ish Cameron quotes inside.
In an interview about the Chinese film industry, Cameron told The New York Times, “I’m making ‘Avatar 2,’ ‘Avatar 3,’ maybe ‘Avatar 4.’” He added, “I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them. I’m not interested in taking scripts.”
(Kinda douchey-sounding, right?)
Sigourney Weaver has said that the three films will be shot in the near future, consecutively. The appearance of Weaver‘s character (Grace) in the series might seem a bit strange, seeing as how the last time we saw her she was “with Eyway,” the deity of Pandora. AKA ‘dead’. Cameron explained to Vulture that her death is really a non-factor in terms of her appearance in the sequels: “Have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling? A lot happens on that planet before she shows up, and before Jake shows up to join her.” He went on to say, “she’s there for fifteen years ahead of time. I don’t know, but I wouldn’t jump to conclusions. [...] When you have a science-fiction series, a science-fiction franchise, you’re never dead, unless your DNA is expunged from the universe. And then there’s always time travel!”
Ok, so I’m excited to hear about an Avatar sequel that might function as a prequel, but didn’t he sound kinda douchey? Lol. “Have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling?” sounds like a great way to insult a movie buff. But maybe I’m just being sensitive ;) And Avatar did gross $2.7 billion. I guess he’s allowed to say what he wants or something.
Avatar-ians and Anti-Avatar-ians– care to weigh in on the Avatar sequels/prequels and/or James Cameron‘s presumed semi-doucheyness via these quotes?