Avatar Producer: Sequel Must Surpass Original

Jon Landau says the biggest pressure on Cameron will be the pressure he puts on himself

Having said that, the production cycle of a sequel should be much shorter and cheaper, reckons Landau: “The hard part is out of the way. We figured out how to do it, and our goal in the next one is to do it more cost-effectively and more time-efficiently, and we have kept on a team of our technical staff who is working right now on Gen 2 of what we did, but with all the experience that we’ve had. We kept them on, and they’re working for us right now.”

The article also reveals plans for the extras, including unused footage, for the our-disc ultimate edition Avatar Blu-ray out in November.