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Avatar Sequel Under Way

Avatar Sequel Under Way

With Avatar making over $1 billion at the box office, director James Cameron is thinking about how best to bring the Na’vi back to the big screen for the next installment.

Sam Worthington has already signed on for the sequel, EW reports, and James is already dreaming up ideas for the second Avatar film. Here’s what he had to share with EW:

On proving people wrong: “Let me put it this way. All of those naysayers, the nattering nabobs of negativity, the people who were saying that the movie looked bad before they had even seen anything – you have to learn to ignore them. That’s something that I learned on Titanic. But yeah, it’s satisfying that I was able to prove them all wrong.”

On planning ahead for future movies: “I’ve had a story line in mind from the start – there are even scenes in Avatar that I kept in because they lead to the sequel. It just makes sense to think of it as a two-or-three-film arc, in terms of the business plan. The CG plants and trees and creatures and the musculoskeletal rigging of the main characters – that all takes an enormous amount of time to create. It’d be a waste not to use it again.”

On what he did on opening weekend: “Some people treat opening weekends like Election Day. They stare at the computer screen and watch the numbers change. I don’t. I go away. I just went off and stared at the fire and read some books. I can disconnect like that.”

For more on Avatar, check out EW, on newsstands Friday (January 15)!

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39 Responses to “Avatar Sequel Under Way”

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  1. 1
    MAC Says:

    One is good enough

  2. 2
    Opinion Says:

    one isn’t good enough, ya nut! – keep em coming!!

  3. 3
    ignizgt Says:

    awesome…
    now, we have to wait a couple of years…
    then… BOOM !

  4. 4
    VNY Says:

    Woot! Good stuff!

  5. 5
    Ilia Says:

    I can’t get enough of this movie. Keep ‘em coming!

  6. 6
    dundies Says:

    lol election day

  7. 7
    hollywoodgossip Says:

    really good stuff.

  8. 8
    Jules Says:

    Another made for Hollywood Movie, the white guy saves the primitives. Smh

  9. 9
    I n F a m o u s l y C o o l Says:

    ..Cameron rules. he can do anything he wants. he’s earned the right.

  10. 10
    Celia Says:

    FINALLY, Entertainment Weekly puts Avatar on the cover. I never thought it would happen!

  11. 11
    wow Says:

    on billion at the box office – is it really a good movie or just hype – haven’t seen it so just asking those that have.

  12. 12
    buckley Says:

    could he be anymore smug?

    no plans to see this cheesefest

  13. 13
    Brian Barker Says:

    I like neither na’vi nor klingon as the future global language. Especially when you have to dress up for it :D

    We also need a future international language. One which is easy to learn, as well !

    And that’s not English ! Esperanto ?

    Please look at http//www.lernu.net

  14. 14
    Lilianne Says:

    To wow…it really IS a good movie. I saw it right after Christmas with my family and everyone loved it from my husband down to my 15 year old daughter.

  15. 15
    istar Says:

    AVATAR…. THE SEQUEL?! OMFG… IM SO EXCITED :DDD

  16. 16
    I n F a m o u s l y C o o l Says:

    @wow: the movie is decent. it’s all special effects. storyline was blah. if you take way the special effects the movie would have done decent numbers (nowhere near a billion). honestly. good film, great special effect. you can live without it, trust.

  17. 17
    yeah Says:

    I personally loved the movie, it was amazing in all areas and levels. Will definitely watch the sequel(s), and hello Sam Worhtington, h*ll yes! ZS also did very well I think, hopefully she’ll be in for the next installment.

  18. 18
    layla Says:

    YAY!!! OMG I can’t wait!! Avatar is the best movie I have ever seen!!! :D

  19. 19
    Jaye Says:

    Cameron doesn’t rule, the CGI rules. If if weren’t for that the movie would be nothing. I don’t know why he’s patting himself on the back so much. He spent about upwards of $500 million making the movie, it is reported form some sources; I know he was sweating bullets, but he seems to have a bad attitude too.

  20. 20
    Cindy Says:

    A sequel? yes yes!. :D

  21. 21
    Jen Says:

    yay!!! I loved the first one! I like his attitude, he’s confident, but to some it comes across as arrogant but whatever.

  22. 22
    Jax Says:

    It is a wonderful movie. I will definitely see all sequels and at the theater too which I never go to, figuring the rental will do just fine. But I won’t miss the experience of seeing it at the IMAX. I can’t believe this movie has already made a billion dollars after a month in the theaters. That is surely some kind off huge record breaking take. Imagine what it will make after disk sales and overseas stuff.

  23. 23
    xxx Says:

    They better not ruin it though :(
    and it better not take another ten years

  24. 24
    Ian Says:

    I just hope it doesn’t take another 15 years to release the sequel!

    And James Cameron said the sequel will follow Jake and Neytiri.

  25. 25
    hookupbbw Says:

    I love cameron!

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