The world is going to see a lot more blue people.
Just last week, James Cameron made the announcement that he is expanding his plan for three Avatar sequels to four. The director has always been upfront with his plans to continue telling stories of his fictional world of Pandora and create a cinematic universe based on the first film but he still hasn’t made any progress beyond writing. Last year he said he was trying “to keep it to three sequels” despite having scripts for four. Guess he couldn’t condense.
Near the end of 20th Century Fox’s presentation at CinemaCon this Thursday, Mr. Cameron made a special guest appearance. “We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic process,” he announced.
Working with “four top screenwriters and some of the top artisan designers in the world,” Cameron realized his vision for the Avatar universe transcended the bounds of the original 2009 film and the previously planned sequels. “It is going to be a true epic saga that is going to be told in this rich and complex world but we have begun to bump up against the limitations of our art form,” said Cameron. “There were just too many great visual ideas for two sequels, so we talked to Fox and we expanded it for three sequels. And then as the writing process has continued and as the script work is finishing up, it’s not three. It looks like it is four.”
“The people who have seen it so far have been speechless.”
Though Cameron seems excited by the prospects of a five film Avatar experience, a lot of us Earthlings are feeling weary with the thought of more alien AU Pocahontas movies.
I'm very surprised James Cameron is making an Avatar sequel given the global shortage of Interestinthismovieum
— Poorly Drawn Turtle (@NoTheOtherJohn) April 14, 2016
What's worse than 3 Avatar sequels? 4 Avatar sequels. https://t.co/XaEcbfSIIy
— Obadiah (@obadiahradiou) April 14, 2016
"Man, I really hope they make a new Avatar movie!" said literally no one ever. James Cameron has just announced four sequels.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 14, 2016
A few just attacked Cameron himself.
BREAKING: James Cameron has no good new ideas
— TODD SPENCE (@Todd_Spence) April 14, 2016
James Cameron announcing more Avatar sequels = Donald Trump threatening that the wall just got 10 feet higher
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 14, 2016
James Cameron's announcement is just one more reason we need Kickstopper, the platform where you can pay people money not to make bad things
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) April 14, 2016
I doubt all the jokes and complaints will really convince James Cameron to not make the movies, especially when he already plans to release them in 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023, but who’s to get in the way of a man’s vision, right? Besides, even if the films tank, he’ll still have the Dark Horse Comics line of graphic novels, a Cirque du Soleil show, and a Disney theme park attraction opening in Orlando next year to fill his wallet.
But the thing is, Cameron has been announcing sequels since 2010 yet none have been made, so it really begs the question, “Will he ever make the movies?” Maybe with the years of release announced he’ll finally keep his promise. We’ll just have to wait and see.
At some point James Cameron's career became just announcing Avatar sequels.
— Joe Strazzullo (@LongshotJoe) April 14, 2016