News Corp. Wants James Cameron Back for Avatar Sequels
Didn't we already confirm this story? Yes we did, but this time we've got some new quotes from the very high ups. In a recent quarterly earnings call for News Corp., CEO Rupert Murdoch said (via Hollywood Reporter) that they are in "very early talks about" an Avatar sequel and that James Cameron "has ideas." They are definitely "pushing for one" but cautioned analysts not to "hold your breath for an early one," implying that it may take them a little more than two years to make another. For anyone that doubted that Fox would make a sequel, well, this is the final bit of proof that it is certainly happening, sooner than later.
Apparently 60% or more of the profit for Avatar will come in over the next two quarters as it continues to earn more and more money in theaters. Avatar has currently made $2.045 billion in theaters and remained in the #1 position every weekend for 7 weeks in a row. There's no doubt that there is a sequel on the way and we've even reported on some ideas of what it could be about. I just hope that it doesn't take five or six years to make the sequel, it'd be better if he could have it done in three. I'm curious to see how quickly they start pre-production on it and/or working on the script. Cameron could even be writing the script as we speak.