With Avatar the hottest movie in recent memory and the biggest grossing movie of all time, talk of a sequel is already expected — and since director James Cameron’s previous movie obviously can’t get a sequel unless you turn it into a supernatural movie (you know what I mean), an Avatar sequel becomes all the more important for movie fans and the film studio.
James Cameron has weighed in on possible Avatar sequels. Cameron revealed that he was not thinking about a sequel when he first wrote the script of Avatar more than 15 years ago. He did say ideas for a sequel began to pop up during the course of making Avatar. He said that anything they thought up or designed for Avatar that they didn’t know how to include in the movie was immediately considered as something that can be put in a sequel. This means, according to the director, that they have a huge backlog of things that they can put into future movies.
Cameron further said that he already thought up of a story arc for a second or even third Avatar movie but everything’s still up in the air. He vaguely said that there may not be a third film, or they can go further than three films. The just have to figure out how things will develop in the future.
We’ll see if Cameron does follow through with a sequel, and if it will take less than fifteen years to develop it.