In an interview with E! at Sunday’s Producers Guild of America Awards, Cameron talked about his plans for Avatar 2.
Thanks to E!:
“We always planned on continuing the world and continuing the characters,” Cameron said. “In fact, that was part of the original pitch to 20th Century Fox.”
“We’re going to spend a lot of money building this world and all these digital characters and digital plants and trees and mountains and so on, and then once we’ve got it, we’ve got it. It’s not like it’s a practical set that when you build it, you have to tear it down and you’re left with a big pile of lumber out behind the studio. We have all that stuff so we can go again.”
The best part about “Avatar” was that you got lost in the world that Cameron had created. And, I have every faith that he can do that again. I do like the fact that he already planned on continuing the story that he has created.
However, despite how much you love “Avatar”, you shouldn’t be to quick to buy your tickets for the sequel:
“We just have to come up with a great story, which we haven’t done yet,” Cameron says. “I have a rough story, but you need to make a script, so that might take some time. Don’t start going to buy your tickets.”
I have no doubt Cameron can come up with a great story. All of his films in the past have had a great story, so I expect the same from him again.
I do like how he is taking some time on the story and not rushing it. Hopefully, he doesn’t go with the whole “Aliens vs. Humans” plot line again. He did have a great twist on the Terminator storyline in the second film, so maybe he could do that again. I’ve also heard that there is a possible way to have Colonel Quaritch return(though it was probably just a joke).
There are also concerns of the sequel maybe not as great as the original, but just remember what Cameron did with Terminator. At least now we know that its definitely worth the money.
Although, I’m still of the mind the first film was great as a stand alone film.
What do you want out of Avatar 2? And what would be a good direction for the film?