James Cameron Is Writing An Avatar Prequel
James Cameron wants to fill in some of the gaps left in our knowledge of Pandora, and I’m not talking about explaining why Michelle Rodriguez basically commits suicide for no reason. Instead MTV says he’s working on writing an Avatar prequel. No, it’s not being used as the script for the next movie. Instead the plan is to release it as some sort of companion novel.
“[We] won’t have time to do [these stories] in the movie, or maybe in sequels,” Landau explained of what Cameron will be writing about. “[So the novel will] give a foundation for the world. “It would be something that would lead up to telling the story of the movie, but it would go into much more depth about all the stories that we didn’t have time to deal with — like the schoolhouse and Sigourney [Weaver's character] teaching at the schoolhouse; Jake on Earth and his backstory and how he came here; [the death of] Tommy, Jake’s brother; and Colonel Quaritch, how he ended up there and all that,” Landau explained.