First we heard that the famed director was retiring from directing except for AVATAR 2,3, and 4. Then, we heard from producer Jon Landeau that he was only going to finish off the trilogy. And now, WorstPreviews is reporting that Cameron will not only be doing three more AVATAR films, but a BATTLE ANGEL film after that!
In a recent interview with MTV, Cameron gave the straight answer concerning AVATAR, saying that he wanted to do parts two and three as “one big thing,” ending the story after the third film.
So what does this mean for a fourth movie? It means prequel time!
“The only thing left to do is go back to see what it was like on those first expeditions…And create some new characters that then become legacy characters in later films”
Cameron says he’s not sure where these stories could go, but the universe is vast and the options are unlimited:
“I haven’t really put pen to paper on it, but basically it goes back to the early expeditions of Pandora, [to see] what went wrong with the humans and the Na’vi and what that it was like to be an explorer and living in that world. Because when we drop in, even in the first film, we’re dropping into a process that’s 35 years in to a whole colonization.”
So what about Cameron retiring? Producer Jon Landau says that after AVATAR is completely finished, he has no doubt that Cameron will be back with another movie, more specifically BATTLE ANGEL:
“We’ll focus on ‘Avatar’ for the next four or five years. Hopefully right after that… I am confident you will see [‘Battle Angel’]…It’s one of my favorite stories, a journey of self-discovery of a young woman. It is a movie that begs the question: ‘What does it mean to be human? Are you human if you have a heart, are you human if you have a mind, are you human if you have a soul?’ And I look forward to bringing that film to audiences.”
Stay tuned for more updates…apparently, the decisions that Cameron and Landau make could change at any second.