Wait a minute… did you just click on this? Is there someone out there who is actually interested in what’s going on with James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels? Well, well – will wonders never cease? In that case, scroll on, Nerd Readers, to discover exactly who will be penning the scripts for the three new Avatar movies.
First up is Avatar 2. This one gets two scriptwriters in the form of the husband-and-wife team, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. You may know these two from movies such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Jurassic World. All-in-all, a decent decision when you’re looking to fill the screen with easily understandable plotlines and big, shiny set pieces.
Second on the list is Avatar 3. Josh Friedman is the man for this job. He’s perhaps best known for putting pen to paper and producing movie classics such as the 2005 War of the Worlds remake and The Black Dahlia, as well as the television series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. A slightly more upscale scribe, if you ask me. Avatar 3 may actually contain something bordering on plot!
And finally, the grand finale that will be Avatar 4 (unless Cameron decides he wants to make 3 more, that is). And the winner is… Shane Salerno! His filmography is crammed with movies such as Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, episodes of Hawaii Five-0, Savages and… some other stuff I’ve never heard of. In truth, the guy doesn’t really have much going for him other than the fact that he’s also an experienced producer and director. So I guess that means the fourth Avatar flick will either be a complete surprise or a complete mess. Or both.
Check out what these writers manage to put together when the movies release – Avatar 2 in December of 2016, Avatar 3 in December of 2017 and Avatar 3 in the same month but in 2018.
And don’t forget to visit Avatar Land when it opens. And play the Avatar video game. And read the damned Avatar novels that are coming out. And watch the fucking Avatar Cirque du Soleil show. And wipe your ass with Avatar toilet paper, buy Avatar-branded diapers, eat Avatar cereal and consumeconsumeconsume!
Please, James Cameron, just stop… for the love of God and all that is holy…