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James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Allow Him To Address "The State Of The World And Human Affairs"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2014 12:44 PM
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Don't you dare call sequels cheap or creatively bankrupt, because Twentieth Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos has something to say about it. He's head of the first studio to cross $3 billion worldwide this year, and that's certainly due to sequels like "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" and "X-Men: Days Of Future Past." For Gianopulos, sequels provide an opportunity to continue telling a story that audiences are already invested in.

Sigourney Weaver Back For All 3 'Avatar' Sequels, James Cameron Says She's Playing A "Different" Character

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2014 9:22 AM
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That Sigourney Weaver would be returning for all three "Avatar" sequels is kind of old news, but the biggest question has been exactly how she'd be reprising her role considering her character died the first time out. But for a while now, James Cameron has been teasing that he may be messing with the timelines.

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.

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 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.

'Avatar 2' Won't Arrive Until 2015 Or Possibly Even Later, 'Avatar 4' Reports Are Premature But Not Entirely Ruled Out

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 28, 2012 4:28 PM
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The road to Pandora was never a short one. After announcing "Avatar" formally in the summer of 2005 (then known as "Project 880"), though publicly talking about its arrival as far back as the early aughts, James Cameron's ambitious 3D sci-fi fantasy picture finally landed in theaters at the end of 2009 (an 80 page treatment was written in 1994). It was the film's second "final" release date after initially being expected in May of 2009, and it was Cameron's first feature-length directorial effort in over a decade. But the prolonged gestation could not stop this juggernaut of a picture that is still the highest grossing film of all time domestically and globally ($2.78 billion and $600 million higher than the runner-up: Cameron's "Titanic").

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