Director James Cameron Announces “Avatar” Prequel

Movies & TV

| September 11, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Sigourney Weaver made hoopla waves when she announced that director James Cameron plans to shoot three Avatar sequels as a single massive undertaking. However, most recently, producer Jon Landau clarified that the Avatar 4 film will be filmed separate from its peers.

Assuming that there will actually even be an Avatar 4, James Cameron has taken to the web to announce that he will be making a prequel to the popular box office behemoth. As Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 are officially in the works, Cameron does have plans of a fourth film and has officially announced that they are in the works.

“We’ll start, not imitating Star Wars, but it’s a logical thing to do because we’ll have completed the thematic arc by the end of three. The only thing left to do is go back to see what it was like on those first expeditions and create some new character that then become legacy characters in later films. It’s a plan,” Cameron said.

“We have spent two years refining the whole pipeline. It was a hideously complex process to make that film and a lot has been said about that, but we don’t want it to be done in the same prototypical way as the first one, we want it to be a much smoother workflow just for creativity reasons.”

The first Avatar film made more than $2.7 billion across the globe and stands as the highest-grossing film of all time, ahead of Cameron’s own Titanic, which earned $2.18 billion.

Props: Christian-Science Monitor