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Avatar 2 (2014)

Directed by: James Cameron

U.S. Opening Date: 2014

Not many movies make $2 billion at the box office so it was only obvious that Fox would push director James Cameron for an Avatar sequel. According to news reports Cameron has apparently worked out the story for three films already.

Little is known as yet about the sequel except that it would obviously further explore the relationship between the Na'vi and the humans that have interrupted their peaceful existence. (We’re reminded of the Gary Larson cartoon about two Native Americans waving goodbye to Christopher Columbus’ ships. One turns to the other and says, “Did you detect something ominous in the way that they said they’d be back?”)

Cameron has also recently hinted that Avatar 2 will focus on the oceans of Pandora:

"We created a broad canvas for the environment of film. That's not just on Pandora, but throughout the Alpha Centauri AB system. And we expand out across that system and incorporate more into the story - not necessarily in the second film, but more toward a third film. 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."

Considering Cameron’s obsession with love of all things underwater – he filmed an underwater documentary, took a submersible to film the wreck of the Titanic for that movie and don’t forget the 1989 underwater drama The Abyss, then this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.

Rumors that Cameron and Fox are going to use the enormous Avatar profits to bankroll the space program to find an ocean-covered planet to film the sequel are as yet unfounded. But it would explain why audiences will have to wait until 2014 for the movie . . .






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