Avatar was undeniably an instant, cultural sensation and of course they’re supposed to be working on a sequel. So where is it? When will we see it? James Cameron’s taking his sweet time about it, don’t be surprised if it takes him another decade to get around to it. In the meantime though, he did offer an update one what he may be planning for the follow-up to NY Mag. It may be time to start thinking prequel.
Going that route doesn’t really make any sense. There’s so much more of Pandora left to explore, besides the Earth military is bound to show up again at some point. Exploring the consequences of what Jake has done could spawn an epic unlike anything we’ve seen on screen before. But Cameron doesn’t sound interested. Here’s what he said on the subject of the Avatar 2 plot, word for word, when asked if Sigourney Weaver would be in the sequel. Make of it what you will:
Well, I don’t want to disabuse her of that fantasy. But have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling? A lot happens on that planet before she shows up, and before Jake shows up to join her. She’s there for fifteen years ahead of time. I don’t know, but I wouldn’t jump to conclusions. And I’ve already said way too much about Avatar 2 and 3 here and there, but people piece it together like those voice cameos and tell the whole story!
Frankly this sounds like a pretty awful idea. What’s the point in a prequel, when we already know where that story will end up? Especially when there’s so much left to be said about what happens next. What do you think? Would you rather see an Avatar sequel or a prequel?