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James Cameron Talks 'Avatar' Sequels, His Biggest Movie Influence & Who Would Win In A Fight: Alien, T-800 Or Na’vi

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 11:35 AM
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So, James Cameron hit the interwebs for a Reddit AMA over the weekend, and he had a lot to say. We've already highlighted his comments about a proposed "Alien 5" and his thoughts on "Prometheus," but that was just the tip of the iceberg (yes, an obvious "Titanic" reference). Cameron had a lot more to say about no small shortage of topics, so let's just dive right in with the good stuff:

Duh: Sam Worthington & Zoe Saldana Back For 'Avatar' Sequels, Jake & Neytiri Have Kids Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2014 6:16 PM
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It's officially official, though there was never any doubt: Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are back for the completely necessary sequels, "Avatar 2," "Avatar 3" and "Avatar 4." But lest you think this saga will end there, here's some news that perhaps suggests the franchise can live on beyond.

James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Be 'The Godfather'-Esque Tale Of Jake Sully's Pandora Family

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2013 10:36 AM
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If you walked out of "Avatar" with the lingering thought of not only what happened to Jake Sully, but if he spawned a family and what their fates might be, then the sequels to the upcoming movie might be up your alley. For everyone else, the direction is a bit of a headscratcher.

Stephen Lang Will Menace Pandora As The Villain In Three More 'Avatar' Sequels

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 22, 2013 2:28 PM
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Oh you thought Colonel Quaritch getting shot twice through the chest in "Avatar" meant he was dead? Guess again. James Cameron is gearing up his blue world sequels, and Stephen Lang is going to be part of all three of them. Yes, three. Which means four "Avatar" movies total. Bow down to the power of unobtanium.

James Cameron Says 'Man Of Steel' & 'Iron Man 3' Probably Didn't Have To Be In 3D

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2013 2:28 PM
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There is probably no bigger cheerleader on the planet for 3D than James Cameron, but he's also been the loudest voice when it comes to half-hearted, unartistic use of the format. And he recently had a lot to say about 3D and moviemaking in general, sitting down with Alfonso Cuarón for a conversation at Mexico City’s technology forum TagDF on Wednesday. Why were they paired up? Well, it turns out Cameron lent Cuarón some technology assistance on his upcoming 3D space adventure "Gravity," a movie will undoubtedly meets his approval, 3D-wise. But as for some of the other blockbusters this summer? Not so much.

Discuss: Are You Actually Looking Forward To The 'Avatar' Sequels? James Cameron Offers Minor Update

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2013 3:58 PM
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There are exactly 2,782,275,172 reasons that Fox is going ahead with "Avatar" sequels -- yes, that is monumental worldwide box office for James Cameron's smash hit film. A technological wonder upon release, and responsible for ushering the onslaught of 3D movies to the multiplex, there is sound financial reason for the studio to press onward. And certainly, with the film moving units on home video (where it has already cycled through a couple different releases), it suggests that audiences are willing to return to Pandora. While the studio had initially set "Avatar 2" for a December 2014 release, followed in 2015 by part three, last summer it was revealed that wasn't going to happen, with 2015 said to be the earliest that any of the sequels might surface. And one reason why? Cameron is still writing the thing(s).

James Cameron Aims To Start Filming 'Avatar' Sequels In Late 2013, May Shoot In 48fps

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 2:53 PM
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Oh yeah, this is still happening. With Marvel, "Justice League" and "Star Wars" gobbling up the franchise headlines in recent weeks and months, it's easy to forget that another mega serires is just waiting around the corner, with James Cameron getting ready to expand his "Avatar" universe. Right now the plan is for two sequels that will likely shoot back-to-back, with the possibility of an "Avatar 4" prequel (though even if it does happen, it won't be part of the "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3" production"). And while "Avatar 2" was initially slated for a December 2014 release, that timeline was bumped back earlier this year, and now it seems we might have some idea of when it will arrive.

James Cameron Wants to Avoid 'Matrix: Reloaded' Issues With Stories For 'Avatar' 2 & 3

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • September 11, 2012 9:40 AM
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It may be hard to recall these days the handful of movies that came out in 3-D before "Avatar." The film sent studios scrambling to post-convert as much of their slates as possible. As everyone on the planet knows, the film became the highest-grossing of all time and a worldwide phenomenon. So where are those sequels? Cameron has already decided to remain in the Na'vi business exclusively, but later announced that "Avatar 2" won't be ready until at least 2015.

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

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 10, 2012 9:40 AM
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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.”

Producer Jon Landau Says 'Avatar 4' Won't Be Part Of Back-To-Back Sequel Shoot

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 3, 2012 2:42 PM
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What, exactly, is going on with James Cameron's "Avatar" sequels remains something of a mystery. Since the movie broke box office records in late 2009 (and reintroduced 3D in new and vital ways that few filmmakers have carried forward), it was largely assumed that there would be follow-up films and later it was confirmed that Fox would produce and release not one but two sequels, to be shot-back-to-back, tentatively scheduled for December 2014 and December 2015. But this summer Cameron made mention to the New York Times that "I'm making 'Avatar 2,' 'Avatar 3,' maybe 'Avatar 4.'" Well, not so fast. "Avatar" producer Jon Landau has gone on record as saying that Cameron's plan for a fourth movie might have been a little premature.

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