After writer-director James Cameron released his massively successful Avatar in 2009, fans wondered if he might squeeze in his long-gestating adaptation of Battle Angel between the planned sequels of Avatar 2 and Avatar 3. Depending on which Cameron you believe, Battle Angel might still have a future with the director and occasional "king of the world."
Just last month, Cameron told MTV that Battle Angel "would have to be pried out of my cold dead fingers," before stating that he can "see the good the Avatar franchise can do in terms of keeping a world audience cognizant of our relationship with nature, but doing it in an entertainment context and so ultimately I think there's more good to be done there than with Battle Angel." While Cameron hasn't officially canceled Battle Angel, his most recent comments seem to indicate that he has. In an interview with The New York Times, Cameron revealed that he is strictly "in the Avatar business." Avatar 4 in the works? >> Posted 05.07.12 by Ryan
Sequels to Avatar, writer-director James Cameron's 2009 blockbuster environmental parable and ode to 3-D, were officially announced in 2010, after Twentieth Century Fox decide they wanted to add to Avatar's almost $3 billion worldwide box office take, contractually locking down Cameron before he could run off and make something that didn't take place on Pandora.
What Fox didn't expect is for the sequels to take so long. With Avatar 2 expected for release in Christmas 2014, followed by Avatar 3 in 2015, production was supposed to start later this year. It still hasn't started. The first sign that the sequels might take more time than originally planned arrived last June when Cameron revealed that Avatar 2 and 3 were still in the script phase. The latest update suggests that Avatar 2 may be more likely to arrive in 2016, two years behind schedule. more on the delay >> Posted 01.11.12 by Ryan
Sigourney Weaver recently revealed that her Avatar character Grace "will be back" for Avatar 2, just as she intimated last December. There could be a surprising revelation or two in this post for anyone that has yet to see Avatar, and if you are among those four or five people, we're sorry to have spoiled it for you.
As for how Weaver will return for a sequel, Vulture talked to James Cameron about how he could bring back a deceased character, to which Cameron responded with his usual sarcasm: "Have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling?" what did cameron say? >> Posted 10.12.11 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.
Who came up with that rumor, anyway? >> Posted 11.14.10 by Ryan
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.
There has been some debate over what movie James Cameron will direct after his massively successful Avatar. In August, reports had Cameron possibly directing an adaptation of Battle Angel before Avatar 2, and, just last week, Cameron discussed his interest in directing a Cleopatra movie with Angelina Jolie in the lead role. At the time, Cameron said his deal for Avatar 2 was still "an ongoing negotiation" with Twentieth Century Fox, but the studio has apparently decided that they no longer want Cameron looking around for his next project. Avatar 2 and 3 will be "self-contained stories" >> Posted 10.27.10 by Ryan
After the huge success of Avatar, director James Cameron can probably work on any movie he wants. Cameron has a variety of projects lined up, producing At the Mountains of Madness for director Guillermo del Toro and possibly directing an adaptation of Battle Angel before he starts work on Avatar 2. For now, Cameron is progressing on different versions of Avatar for various DVD and Blu-Ray releases and is trying to convert his Titanic to 3-D. Cameron told The New York Times that he is in "the early stages of [the 3-D conversion] process" on Titanic.
Cameron could direct a "Hot" Cleopatra >> Posted 10.21.10 by Ryan
We’ve been moving very slowly to make sure that we do it right, and we’ve basically gone to every single vendor who does 3-D conversion, that’s a credible vendor, and there were seven that we have received tests from. We’ve analyzed the tests, in a couple of cases we sent them back and told them to remake parts of it, because it was unacceptable, and now we’re baking off the different vendors against each other and we’re going to choose the top two or three vendors and we’re going to split the show up between them. That’s our game plan. So we maximize the quality. Everybody’s busy now because there’s a lot of conversion work.
Sigourney Weaver has a varied career, starring in sci-fi franchises like Alien and Avatar and comedy franchises like Ghostbusters. All three franchises are continuing with either sequels or prequels in the works.
The validity of Ghostbusters 3, however, has been called into question of late, with Bill Murray calling talk of the sequel "a bunch of crock" and criticizing the potential script from The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. Fellow Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd countered, explaining that the writers "wrote Bill the comic role of a lifetime." Throughout this, Weaver has remained an advocate of the sequel, and recently told ShockTillYouDrop that she has been contacted by franchise director Ivan Reitman about participating in the sequel.
could weaver return for avatar 2? >> Posted 10.18.10 by Ryan
Yes, I got a call from Ivan Reitman. I think everyone who's involved would love to get together again. I think everyone's working on really trying to create a wonderful original story. I just said, "That would be fun and please make sure my little son Oscar grows up to be a Ghostbuster." And he said, "Absolutely." Then I think he directed this other film and is busy editing it, so it kind of got put on hold. But I would be surprised if we didn't do it.
Over a year before filmmaker James Cameron's Avatar would open to record-breaking box office numbers both domestically and internationally, it was revealed that Cameron’s follow-up movie might very well be a 3-D animated adaptation of the popular Japanese manga (comic book) series Battle Angel Alita (Gunnm in Japan). Due to the success of Avatar, Battle Angel has been all but forgotten amidst talk of the inevitable sequel to Avatar, but Cameron recently told ComingSoon, "It’s still on my radar." Now, Cameron has revealed to MTV that he might actually direct Battle Angel before Avatar 2. what's Battle Angel all about? >> Posted 08.28.10 by BrentJS
Were you one of the few people that missed Avatar when it was first released into theaters? You're in luck, because Avatar: Special Edition is being re-released on August 27 in 3-D and 3-D IMAX formats. Officially the highest-grossing movie of all time, director James Cameron is adding 8 additional minutes of footage of the movie to entice those that have already seen the movie to come back for another viewing. Sam Worthington spoke to Collider about his upcoming projects and revealed that he's not sure what Cameron will include in the Special Edition, but he wishes there was even more. More Worthington on Avatar and Not "Standing Around Looking Pretty" >> Posted 07.11.10 by Ryan
Once Avatar became the highest-grossing movie of all time, it seemed just a matter of time before James Cameron assembled his team to do a sequel. However, Cameron told The LA Times that it's not box-office receipts that compel him to make Avatar 2, but an ethical reason. More on Cameron's reason and his Avatar 2 concerns >> Posted 04.22.10 by Ryan