We can all sit back and relax, because there’s about six more hours of blue people footage coming our way. Director James Cameron has not only confirmed an Avatar sequel, but has now promised a third movie as well!
In the past, Cameron has talked about the intention of working on a sequel to the Oscar nominated film in the near future.
He said previously, "We always planned on continuing the world and continuing the characters. In fact, that was part of the original pitch to 20th Century Fox."
Now he tells the LA Times, "Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment—a different setting within Pandora. And I'm going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won't be a rain forest. I'm not saying we won't see what we've already seen; we'll see more of that as well."
Cameron says it’s no easy task creating Pandora, but now that they have the materials from the first film, it’ll take faster to complete this time around.
"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,” he explained.
Hollyscoop spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Sam Worthington recently, and he told us he’s up for as many sequels Cameron decides on. He told us, “When the boss decides that he is up for the challenge, when he writes it and tells me to jump, I’ll jump.”
He also joked about some character changes he hopes will happen to Jake, who is now part of the Nav’i race. “I want him to be fat,” Sam confessed.
We don’t think that’s possible! Cameron says the storyline in the second film will definitely have us wanting more. "We expand out across that system and incorporate more into the story—not necessarily in the second film, but more toward a third film," he explains.
For now, you can buy Avatar out on DVD tomorrow!