WTF: James Cameron only wants to make ‘Avatar’ sequels from now on
Talks about Avatar 2, 3, and 4. And nothing else.
We already know that James Cameron is busy developing Avatar 2 and 3 for the coming years and they are sequels that he’s very passionate about and will probably make a killing at the box-office. But he’s also been attached to a few other projects and has mentioned that he wants to make Battle Angel, a manga adaptation that looks very interesting. Well, no. Not anymore.
Speaking to New York Times in Beijing, James Cameron reveals that he firmly wants to keep making ‘Avatar’ sequels and has given up developing anything else outside that world:
“I’ve divided my time over the last 16 years over deep ocean exploration and filmmaking. I’ve made two movies in 16 years, and I’ve done eight expeditions. Last year I basically completely disbanded my production company’s development arm. So I’m not interested in developing anything. I’m in the Avatar business. Period. That’s it. I’m making Avatar, Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4, and I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them. I’m not interested in taking scripts. And that all sounds I suppose a little bit restricted, but the point is I think within the Avatar landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it. And doing it in an entertaining way. And anything I can’t say in that area, I want to say through documentaries, which I’m continuing.”
It makes sense that he can say anything he wants to say as a filmmaker through the world of Pandora, but that’s not the right way to go about it. What about Battle Angel that he recently updated us on and promised that he will make it at some point? He still might, but looks like the world of Pandora has taken the best of him. And considering each sequel takes multiple years to make, consider him booked for at least a decade if not more.
What do you think?