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

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

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.

While the “Avatar” sequels will undoubtedly explore new worlds, with James Cameron likely utilizing some kind of new technical wizardry to lure audiences back to Pandora, right now he’s selling a saga more than a spectacle. With the announcement that the three sequels will shoot in New Zealand, Cameron sat down with The Associated Press to talk about what he has planned. “It was very Jake-centric. His story seen through his eyes,” Cameron said of the first film. “We spread it around quite a bit more as we go forward. It’s really the story of his family, the family that he creates on Pandora. His extended family. So think of it as a family saga like ‘The Godfather.’ ”

Uh, okay then. But don’t worry, there will be a lot more Pandora too if that’s your thing, and while Cameron calls claims that “Avatar 2” will be set underwater as inaccurate—”There are underwater scenes and surface-water scenes having to do with indigenous ocean cultures that are distributed across the three films”—there will be new lands to discover.

“It’s going to be a lot of new imagery and a lot of new environments and creatures across Pandora,” he explained. “We’re blowing it out all over the place. At first I thought I was going to take it onto other worlds as well, in the same solar system, but it turned out not to be necessary. I mean the Pandora that we have imagined will be a fantasy land that is going to occupy people for decades to come, the way I see it.”

So, are you ready for this? “Avatar 2” is planned for release in 2016.

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Comments

Joeeviljr

You don't compare ANYTHING to The Godfather, come on man, you know it wont be that good. Unless maybe he meant godfather III.

Hayley

wonder if this will have a positive impact on the animation industry in NZ… as in, will it make more jobs, because i would love to be in on it!!! (if i'm good enough)

jim

Get a life

Jennifer

That's not right. I have to wait 2yrs to watch Avatar 2. Grrr! I wish I could be in the movie as an extra. My husband n my son always says to me "again"! Every time I have a day off from work I watch it. Avatar is the best movie ever made!!!!!

Alan B

Worthington is this generation's Al Pacino in the same way Gabe Toro is this generation's Andrew Sarris.

James Cameron

I like money

Mark

Cameron made two of the three greatest sequels ever made. Bring it on.

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