For Avatar Sequel, Just Add Water
Cameron revealed his plans for the Avatar sequel during an interview with the LA Times this week:
I’ve already announced this, so I might as well say it: 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.
He teased more of what to expect to SciFi Wire:
“There are a couple of water scenes in the film, one in particular where he goes into the river, turbulent rapids and all that… If we can do that, we can do anything. That was a tough scene.
He also told SciFi Wire that the sequel will definitely happen, and that it’s literally just a question of when:
Look, Avatar 2 is going to get made. It’s a question of is it the next film or is there something else in between. I haven’t made that decision yet.
That certainty is echoed by Fox Film Entertainment co-chairman and chief executive officer Tom Rothman:
The truth is that just like I didn’t worry about the deal for the movie, I don’t worry about the deal for the sequel… When Jim is ready to do it, we at Fox will be ready to do it with him.
When you repeatedly make the most successful movies of all time, after all, who needs contracts? And when you add mix the action and spectacle of Avatar with the water of Titanic, let’s face it: There’s no way Aquatar can fail.