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Old August 1 2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Avatar 2, 3, and 4

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  • Avatar is getting three sequels.
  • Filming will begin next year.
  • Released in December 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Cameron has hired screenwriters Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planets of the Apes), and Shane Salerno (Savages, Salinger) to collaborate with him on the screenplays for the three films.

Avatar is what made me love science fiction again, so I'm very excited about the sequels. Now that 3D is the norm, I probably won't be so much in awe, but I expect three very entertaining sequels.
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Old August 1 2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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I can't even think of a proper story for ONE sequel.
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Old August 1 2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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Lets hope they have the story for 3 decent sequels.
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Old August 1 2013, 08:19 PM   #4
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Meh. I already don't care. Avatar was a cute little story for one movie, but just because it looked neat and made a lot of money doesn't mean it deserves to be continued.
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Old August 1 2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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If we know one thing about studios they love money, and with a Box Office of US$3bn or so, a sequel or sequels was inevitable.
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Old August 1 2013, 09:10 PM   #6
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I enjoyed the heck out of first movie, but three sequels still just sounds completely ridiculous and unnecessary.
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Old August 1 2013, 09:20 PM   #7
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I'm not saying sequels can't work, but I felt like the first movie told a complete story. I just don't really care to see more.
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Old August 1 2013, 09:31 PM   #8
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The second part will be largely underwater.
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Old August 1 2013, 09:52 PM   #9
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I was just about to open a new thread when I saw this one here. My thread title was going to be "so... uh... Avatar sequels... uh... ok"


See the problem is that, while the first film was fun, and was ground-breaking visually, it just didn't have something that both Star Wars and Star Trek have: a truly interesting universe that it is set in. Sure, it is a visually impressive universe, but both the Star Wars and and Star Trek universes are environments where a plethora of very different dramatic stories can be told. Deep Space Nine truly open up the little corners of the Trek universe for more layered stories. I am eager to see the "stand-alone" Star Wars films, as the Star Wars, at it's best is a universe is very dark. There's more atmosphere, more world-building. There's more that the kid in all of us can imagine would be happening in those universes, and not a whole lot left to the imagination with Pandora.
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Old August 1 2013, 10:43 PM   #10
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Silly naysayers! I love Avatar! Hoping the sequels will be as good as the first one (since sometimes sequels can be pretty bad).
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Old August 1 2013, 10:46 PM   #11
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If you have good script writers then lots can be done. It has the potential to be turned around into anything. It could be terrible if they get the right writers for terrible sequels, but I've found myself being more impressed with sequels recently. They've set the groundwork, a world and characters, now they can build on it. There's potential, to be a flop or fantastic.
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Old August 1 2013, 10:48 PM   #12
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Some sequels are as good as the first if not better i.e. Aliens, TWOK. But sometimes sequels can be worse i.e. The Matrix sequels.
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Old August 1 2013, 10:50 PM   #13
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RoJoHen wrote: View Post
Meh. I already don't care. Avatar was a cute little story for one movie, but just because it looked neat and made a lot of money doesn't mean it deserves to be continued.
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Not everything needs to be sequeled and/or prequeled ad nauseum.
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Old August 1 2013, 10:58 PM   #14
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^Agreed.
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Old August 1 2013, 11:00 PM   #15
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I like how Cameron couldn't be dared to do a Terminator 2 or True Lies sequel, even though there the potential for sequels was clear as day, and now he announces not only 1, but THREE sequels to a film that seems fully standalone and complete to me.
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