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‘Avatar’ Sequels Could Shoot Back to Back

Once again James Cameron was back talking about Avatar while he promoted the upcoming re-release of what is now the highest grossing film of all time. In case you weren’t aware, 20th Century Fox will be re-releasing Avatar in theaters (in 3D only) with nine extra minutes added to its running time. Speaking to MTV, Cameron says those nine extra minutes will include a new Pandoran creature that we didn’t see the first time around; a creature that will be the focus of a Na’vi hunt. This is footage that was cut from the original due to time constraints.

'Avatar'

As far as Avatar 2 (and 3?), Cameron said that they’re still negotiating everyone’s deals. I can imagine when you a make a film that turns out to become the highest grossing movie of all time, working out deals on the sequel are probably more than a little tough. That said, Cameron did allude to the fact that it might make the most sense for them to shoot Avatar 2 and 3 back-to-back in order to save money and time, and so a move like that could also be something that delays any official announcements too.
 
In the meantime – while he continually makes notes regarding the sequels – Cameron is also working on the novel for Avatar, which is something he wanted to do before but couldn’t find the time. The cool thing about the novel (and Cameron points this out in the interview) is that it will expand upon the story a great deal by focusing a lot on background info (especially backstories for Jake and Grace), the evil company and what’s going on back on Earth while they’re all fighting on Pandora.
 
Are you interested in reading the Avatar novel, or would you rather Cameron just get busy on making those sequels? Watch the MTV interview below and let us know what you think …


 

 

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