James Cameron Shooting All Three 'Avatar' Sequels at the Same Time?
The last time we heard James Cameron talk about the sequels to his box office behemoth Avatar, it was mentioned that in addition to a second and third film, there might be a fourth film in the planning stages as well. Of course, producer Jon Landau already told us that they were still years away from being released, with 2014 being the earliest the first sequel would hit theaters. Now we might have a better explanation why that's the case as Sigourney Weaver, in an interview with Showbiz 411 (via ComingSoon) seems to think that all three of the sequels will be shot at the same time, much like The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Read on!
Now, there's been talk that Weaver would be back for the sequels, despite the fate of her character in the first film, but this is the first we've heard that she's involved in all of the sequels, let alone that they're being filmed back-to-back. Now, there's not a direct quote from Weaver on this idea, as the article only mentions this fact when talking about her upcoming schedule, but Weaver does comment that she has no idea how long they'll be filming and nonchalantly says, "I just show up." I'm not sure we can accept this as solid information just yet, but the prospect of three movies shooting at the same time would make sense.
Since people are pretty hungry for these sequels, why take a break between each film and then have to regroup and get the cast and crew back together when you can make them all at the same time? However, as Cameron mentioned last time he talked about the films, they were still working on some of the new technology they wished to employ for the sequels, in addition to finishing scripts and preparing for production design. If Landau's estimations hold true, we could see Avatar 2 in 2014, and maybe the third and fourth films each year after. Either way, we've got some time to kill before heading back to Pandora.