James Cameron’s Avatar hit theaters in 2009. Ever since, he’s been promising several sequels that were starting to sound like more of a fantasy than the planet of Pandora. Well, it looks like the wait is finally over, because Cameron has just announced that all of the sequels are going into production this Summer.
The thing is, my focus isn’t on Avatar 2. My focus is on Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5 equally. That’s exactly how I’m approaching it. They’ve all been developed equally. I’ve just finished the script to Avatar 5. I’m now starting the process of active prep. I’ll be working with the actors in the capture volume in August, so I’m booked in production every day between now and then. Our volume is up and running, and everything is designed, and so we’re going full-guns right now. I feel like I’ve been let out of jail, because I’ve been in the writing cave for the last two years. I’m actually enjoying life. I don’t enjoy writing. I wouldn’t wish writing on a dog.
On a side note, his view on writing could have something to do with why the first film felt like a rehash of Ferngully and Dances with Wolves.