Avatar sequels shooting back to back



Avatar 2 and 3 could be shot back to back according to heavyweight director James Cameron.

While discussing various projects with MTV this weekend, Cameron talked about the possibilities of the Na’Vi follow-ups.

He confirmed that, though we know Pandora's oceans will be involved , he won’t even pick up a pen – or, alright, load up Final Draft on his PC – until the projects have officially been greenlit.

“We don’t start the movie until we get the deals worked out,” he sensibly explained, before adding that he’s not “sitting idle” – he’s currently making notes and working on the Avatar novelisation.

Meanwhile, he also spoke about the back to back shooting possibilities, stating:

“That is something that makes a lot of sense, given the nature of these productions, because we can bank all the [ motion ] capture and then go back and do cameras over a period of time…

“The way these back-to-back productions fall apart is that you’re trying to do two live-action films back to back, and you’re working on it for a year and a half, shooting. Everyone is dead. It’s not humanly possible. This type of film, it absolutely would work.”

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.