Avatar 2 Won't Take Place in Pandora's Oceans?
Posted 11.14.10 by Ryan
It was recently announced (though thoroughly anticipated) that director James Cameron's next project would be the sequel Avatar 2, which won't see theaters until December 2014. That gives Cameron plenty of time to work on the script. What the sequel will be about is unknown, though several rumors have spread around the internet. Avatar producer Jon Landau sought to dispel those rumors while talking to Empire, particularly the rumors that set Avatar 2 in the oceans of Pandora.
Water will be a part of the movie, but it won’t be all of the movie. There’s been a lot of rumors that it’s an underwater movie — it’s not. Just like the Floating Mountains, and the Na’vi's interaction with the mountains, were a part of Avatar, it’ll be the same type of thing.
So who started these false, water-laden rumors? How about Cameron himself, who admitted in April that for Avatar 2's script he was "going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora." Landau, however, isn't buying it.
I think the next movie will stay on Pandora. That’d be my guess. Not all the answers are there yet, but I think we’re happy with Pandora.
After Avatar 2, Cameron will immediately start on Avatar 3, which is set to follow in December of 2015. Landau revealed that Avatar 2 will tell a stand-alone story and won't simply service to set-up Avatar 3.
The next [film] will kick off where the next last one ended, but, just like Avatar resolved itself and doesn’t feel like a set-up to another movie, you don’t want Avatar 2 to feel like a set up for 3.
So with Cameron busy for the next five years, where does that leave his other reported projects like Battle Angel, an adaptation of the popular Manga comic book Battle Angel Alita, and true-story diving romance drama, The Dive? "Further-out," says Landau. "Neither one has that shooting script yet and both are really worthy projects to make."