With the expected release date of Avatar 2 in 2016, it will have been seven years between the first movie, released in 2009, and its sequel. That’s a long time, but director James Cameron is developing new filmmaking technology and software to further explore the world of Pandora in three new movies. It seems that if the project isn’t unique and challenging, the 59-year-old director isn’t interested. In an interview with RTL, the Avatar director opened up about the new sequel films and the challenges he’s facing to bring them to the big screen beginning in 2016.
All three movies upcoming Avatar movies will be made concurrently, and are expected to go into production this spring. Cameron says:
We’re still in the early stages. Right now we’re developing the software. I’m writing the scripts. We’re designing all the creatures and characters and the settings, and so on. So I’m not actually directing yet, but I’m doing all the other creative processes that lead up to that.