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Published On: Mon, Apr 14th, 2014

James Cameron talks ‘Avatar 2’ and sequels, not being a fan of ‘Terminator’ sequels

The blockbuster Avatar will finally yield a sequel. In fact, there will be three sequels as director James Cameron continues to speak out about.

Sam Worthington Jake Avatar photoDuring the Reddit AMA Cameron offered a status update on the films and script.

“The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously. They’re essentially all in preproduction now, because we are designing creatures, settings, and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks.’

The Terminator director revealed that the editting on Avatar was much more challenging than the production.

“When we were making Avatar, when we started it, we naturally assumed it would be somewhat successful because it had the elements people like, you know, fantastic environments and good characters and a love story. But then as we got deeper into the production, and it became one of the highest costing films of all time, there was genuine concern that it would never break even, that it would never make money. And we had a very difficult post production, because the film was too long and I wound up editing the film for over a year, and we took out about 45 minutes of film. And I think at the moment we released the film, we still believed it was too long. Once it came out, it was clear the film for most viewers was too short, they wanted more of that world.”

Cameron confessed to not being a fan of the other Terminator films and offers some thoughts on a new one.

“I don’t think that the 3rd or 4th film lived up to that potential. Sarah Connor Chronicles I never really watched much of it, so I never gave it a chance I get to get hooked, like you have to with a TV series. I’m hopeful that the new films, which are being made right now as a reboot, but still involving Arnold [Schwarzenegger], will be good. From what I’ve seen from afar, it looks like they will be quite good.”

Go visit the full AMA to see his similar comments on the Alien franchise as well as a comment or two on his other projects.

20th Century Fox has already announced 2016, 2017, and 2018 release dates for the Avatar films.
 
Avatar Sam Worthington Zoe Saldana duo photo
 

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  1. James Cameron says ‘Avatar 2′ will arrive in 2016, two more afterwards - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] confirms details Cameron said earlier: “The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously. They’re essentially […]

  2. Phil says:

    This is such a massive gamble I’m surprised he’s doing it. 3 more sequels is overkill.

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