Jon Landau Hints at What We Might See in the Avatar Sequel
This isn't a huge update, because we've known for a while that James Cameron is planning for an Avatar sequel, obviously depending on how big of success of the film is this December. However, it's an interesting concept, and I love that they've already though about this in such depth. SlashFilm has a few small quotes from Cameron's producer Jon Landau via an article in the French magazine Le Film (read it here). Before we get to that Avatar bit, though, Landau did also confirm this: "We'll go on to Battle Angel (Alita) and The Dive, a love story in the middle of a dive. James is directing both projects." Read on for Landau's big tease.
In regards to the Avatar sequel, here's what Landau apparently said (via a translation) in the magazine:
"If the public likes Avatar, it's a possibility. After all, here we are exploring the surface of the planet Pandora. The interior remains to be seen."
Whoa! We've heard time and time again (e.g. in this recent video) that Cameron and his creative team put in endless amounts of research and development into the flora and fauna of Pandora. We're talking about a lot of development, down to every plant and every animal on the entire planet. One can just imagine that they've probably thought about what's below the surface, too. I hate to make this comparison, but just think about the dynamic between the Gungans and Humans on Naboo. Though I think Cameron is definitely smarter than Lucas at this point, so I don't think we have to be worried about a Jar Jar Binks showing up.
In regards to those other projects, we've heard about both Battle Angel and The Dive before (both of them are 3D projects), but their exact future is still unknown. Everything hinges on how December 18th plays out.