An AICN commenter told Harry “Harry!!!!!!” Knowles that James Cameron says he’s making at least one sequel to Avatar. Yeah, well my cousin’s BFF’s sister’s boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend says that James Cameron and Avatar are like so over each other. And then she died.
I just saw a Variety Screening Series showing of Avatar at the Arclight theater in Hollywood tonight, followed with a Q&A with James Cameron and two of his visual effects artists. One of the artists mentioned that they’ll never again do this for the first time, meaning that everything they did in the making of Avatar was just a lot of instinctive grasping in the dark. Cameron agreed with him. He also told him to expect the studio to want another one, as they’d passed the billion $ mark. A second film will be easier, as the technology now exists, thanks to the movie. The moderator asked if there *would* be an Avatar sequel. To which Cameron answered that the plan had always been to make a trilogy of films. Finally, Cameron actually said it: “Yes, there’ll be another.”
Then he blew his nose with a $100 bill, ate a scrambled pterodactyl egg (that’s baller), and shot one of the visual effects artists for speaking out of turn. He then jumped on the leonopteryx and rode away, leaving a trail of blue paint and rutting cats.
Also, here’s a video, presented without commentary: