Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence Union Rep Says Safety Was A Concern On 'The Revenant' Shoot Union Rep Says Safety Was A Concern On 'The Revenant' Shoot All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, And More All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, And More "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More 'Top Of The Lake' Season 2 Starts Shooting This Year, Elisabeth Moss Returns 'Top Of The Lake' Season 2 Starts Shooting This Year, Elisabeth Moss Returns Watch: Video Essay Counts Down The 10 Most Beautiful Movies Of All Time Watch: Video Essay Counts Down The 10 Most Beautiful Movies Of All Time The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Stephen King Says Wendy In Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "One Of The Most Misogynistic Characters Ever Put On Film" Stephen King Says Wendy In Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "One Of The Most Misogynistic Characters Ever Put On Film" "It Was A Clusterfuck From Day One": 5 Things About Neill Blomkamp's Failed 'Halo' Movie "It Was A Clusterfuck From Day One": 5 Things About Neill Blomkamp's Failed 'Halo' Movie

James Cameron Says 'Avatar 4' Would Be A Prequel; 'Battle Angel' To Follow In 4-5 Years

The Playlist By Cain Rodriguez | The Playlist September 10, 2012 at 9:40AM

This Tuesday, one of the biggest movies of all time, “Titanic,” is finally heading to blu-ray and James Cameron is hitting the press circuit for the second time this year and he’s sounding off on Kate Winslet’s complicated relationship with the blockbuster film, as well as what’s in store after “Avatar 2” and “Avatar 3.”
4
James Cameron Avatar

This Tuesday, one of the biggest movies of all time, “Titanic,” is finally heading to blu-ray, and James Cameron is hitting the press circuit for the second time this year and he’s sounding off on Kate Winslet’s complicated relationship with the blockbuster film, as well as what’s in store after “Avatar 2” and “Avatar 3.”

Despite the fact that production hasn’t even started on the first two sequels to 2009’s 3D blockbuster “Avatar,” Cameron has already started floating ideas for a fourth sequel. In an interview with MTV, the Canadian director said he envisions “Avatar 4” as a sort-of prequel that would go “back to the early expeditions of Pandora, and kind of what went wrong with the humans and the Na’vi and what that like to be an explorer and living in that world.” Although “Avatar” 2 & 3 will be shot back-to-back, the 4th film would come much later.

How much later? Well, according to producer Jon Landau (via Swedish site Moviezine), it would come after the long-discussed adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s “Battle Angel” graphic novel series. Landau told the site “I am confident you will see it. It's one of my favorite stories, I think it is an incredible story, a journey of self-discovery of a young woman. It is a movie that begs the question: "What does it mean to be human? Are you human if you have a heart, are you human if you have a mind, are you human if you have a soul?" And I look forward to bringing that film to audiences," adding, "We'll focus on Avatar for the next four or five years, hopefully right after that."

Regarding Cameron’s other blockbuster film, “Titanic”, Winslet made no secret of her anxiousness regarding the film’s re-release earlier this year, saying that she “wasn’t really a very good actress” at the time of the original release and was mortified at her younger self on screen. In an interview with Moviefone Cameron cut the Academy Award-winning actress some slack, saying he understood “her needing to distance herself from . . . [the] long shadow” of the “big, iconic role” but that he “didn’t necessarily agree with it. . . It’s been 16 years, like, come on, Kate. Get over it. Take the win, girl!” Handily, you can also see what originally captured Cameron's attention by seeing her original screen test (featuring Jeremy Sisto as Jack!) below, courtesy of Yahoo.

“Titanic” comes out on 3D blu-ray tomorrow, and the 3D Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of “Avatar” is available next month on October 16th.
 

This article is related to: Avatar 2, Avatar 3, Avatar 4, James Cameron, Jon Landau, Kate Winslet, Titanic, Battle Angel


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates