Tuesday, August 6, 2013

What is James Cameron Doing With Those Avatar Sequels?

James Cameron Avatar Sequel
I don't care what anybody says, I love Avatar. It was fresh, confident, kinetic, ambitious, jaw-dropping entertainment. Sure the story felt familiar, but it was told very well with plenty of emotion. So I was definitely curious when James Cameron wanted to make 2 more Avatar movies. 

It seemed for the longest time though that all Cameron did was talk about these movies...and actual production was going nowhere. The years in which these sequels are to be released are coming up quick.

Well, no need to panic anymore. Because James Cameron is still planning another Avatar movie in 2016...but he is going to make TWO NOT ONE more sequel(s) after that. You read correct folks, there are now going to be four total Avatar films, and the three movies will be released in 2016, 2017, and 2018. All films will be shot back-to-back. Josh Friedman (who wrote "War of the Worlds" in 2005) will pen the first sequel, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (who wrote "Rise of the Planet of the Apes") will pen the second sequel, and Shane Salerno (who helped write "Armageddon") will pen the third sequel.

First of all, whats with all the different writers? And did Cameron see what these scribes wrote previously? Why would Cameron trust his scripts to someone who wrote a stinker like "War of the Worlds" or a guy that helped write "Armageddon?" I did overall like the big diaster flick, but it definitely suffered from a laughable script. Second of all, the ideas for the Avatar sequels are hopefully that...ideas. I don't like that Cameron has stated that humans will be the enemy once again. That already seems to me that we should prepare to treed water in a couple years. As much as I love Stephen Lang, I don't think Col. Quaritch should be a character in this again, I don't care if nobody really dies in science fiction, I don't care if they have his DNA somewhere, its an unoriginal, safe idea. I expect a little more from Cameron. Third of all, the idea of three sequels instead of two smells like desperation, kind of like what Jackson is doing with The Hobbit.

All I can do is cross my fingers that these movies will end up great.

Do you want three Avatar sequels, or did Avatar solely exist in its time? Let me know


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