Avatar 2 (2014) and Avatar 3 (2015) will be the next films James Cameron directs. 20th Century Fox and Fox Filmed Entertainment, 20th’s parent company, had this to say through chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman.
” ‘Avatar’ is not only the highest grossing movie of all time, it created a universe based on the singular imagination and daring of James Cameron, who also has raised the consciousness of people worldwide to some of the greatest issues facing our planet,” Gianopulos and Rothman said. “We had no greater priority, and can feel no greater joy, than enabling Jim to continue and expand his vision of the world of ‘Avatar.’ “
December of 2014 and 2015 are the tentative release dates for both films. James Cameron had this to say about the deal
It is a rare and remarkable opportunity when a filmmaker gets to build a fantasy world, and watch it grow, with the resources and partnership of a global media company. With two new films on the drawing boards, my company and I are embarking on an epic journey with our partners at 20th Century Fox.
More than a few people, like millions, are probably ecstatic about this news. I hope Michael Biehn is given a part in one or both of the sequels. I would be cool to see the old team back together again. Cameron will begin writing the new films early next year.
He hopes to commence production later in 2011, but won’t decide whether he’ll shoot them back-to-back until he finishes writing…In the second and third films, which will be self-contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc, we will not back off the throttle of ‘Avatar’s’ visual and emotional horsepower, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world,” Cameron said. “I’m looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild.”
Would do you think about Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 becoming a reality?