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So James Cameron is talking again about the Avatar sequels. You’d think with two years till the scheduled release of the first movie in the Avatar sequel trilogy that Cameron would be busier putting the whole thing into actual production rather than talking about it some more, but here doing more press. No big deal, because Cameron’s always got something interesting to say, and this time he kind of stepped in it when he dared to imply that his trilogy could be compared to The Godfather. I realize this isn’t as bad as if he were to say “the original Star Wars trilogy,” but it’s still quite a statement.

“It was very Jake-centric,” Cameron reveals in an interview with The Associated Press. “His story seen through his eyes. 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.'”

As for plot details concerning the film, Cameron reiterated the idea that the sequels will open up the world of Pandora and take the audience to strange new places from one end of the planet to the other. “It’s going to be a lot of new imagery and a lot of new environments and creatures across Pandora,” he explains. “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.”

As for one rumor about the film, Cameron made it clear that he will not spend one entire movie focused solely on life under the sea on Pandora. “There’s a fair bit of underwater stuff,” Cameron says. “It’s been inaccurately said that the second film takes place underwater. That’s not true. There are underwater scenes and surface-water scenes having to do with indigenous ocean cultures that are distributed across the three films.”

Obviously, we’ll have more Avatar news as it comes it. The first sequel is expected to come out in December 2016 follow ups to be released in 2017 and 2018.

Source: Coming Soon

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