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Cameron plans back-to-back sequels of Avatar

MUMBAI: James Cameron is currently writing the scripts of for the sequels of his blockbuster movie Avatar.
 
Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 are expected to release in the Decembers of 2014 and 2015 respectively.
 
Disclosing his plans, Cameron is reported to have said, “"We‘re shooting two films back-to-back, so I‘m writing two scripts, not one, which will complete a [three]-film story arc…not really a trilogy, but just an overall character arc so I‘m pretty excited about that…We‘re doing a lot of preliminary work right now on new software and new animation techniques and so on. We‘re creating a new facility in Manhattan Beach so everybody that‘s not already dead is coming back.”
 
Cameron also explained as to how difficult it was to create a sequel to a blockbuster like Avatar. "There‘s always an expectation. I had to deal with that after The Terminator back in 1984. All of a sudden I had a big hit movie and it was ‘what are you doing next?‘ But my job is to take the audience on a journey and entertain them…The second I am sitting down writing, I just go to Pandora. I don‘t think about that stuff, about standing on a red carpet. It has its own life, really. The characters have their own lives," he said.
 
The distinction between what Cameron defines as a trilogy and what he understands to be a group of three films telling a connected story is a bit muddled, but it’s exciting to hear that the two sequels intend carry on the tale organically.

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