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James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Make You 'Sh*t Yourself'

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November 26, 2014
Source: Empire

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With all the hype surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens lately, plus all of the films coming from Marvel Studios and also Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment, it's easy to forget that James Cameron is working on three sequels to his 2009 blockbuster Avatar. Thankfully, Empire caught up with the filmmaker to find out how the back-to-back sequels are coming along. Production will begin soon with the first film scheduled to arrive late in 2016, and Cameron couldn't reveal much but did say, "I can tell you one thing about them. They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.”

Yep, that's a real quote from an Oscar-winning filmmaker and not a comment from YouTube. And while he's certainly serious about hyping up the movies, he did start speaking a little more eloquently about what he has in store. For example, Cameron is no longer shooting the films at 60 frames per second. Instead, he's going back to 48 FPS since the technology has gotten a little better since Peter Jackson decided to shoot The Hobbit trilogy in the same way. Cameron says, "My thinking at the time was that 60 might be a better segue to the video market. I’ll be plugging into a system that’s a little more mature, so it makes sense for me to do 48 frames at this point.”

As for the story, well, they should be rather intricately intertwined because all of three of the stories were developed at the same time with writers Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno all meeting with Cameron to hash everything out for all the movies. The director explains, "I think we met for seven months and we whiteboarded out every scene in every film together, and I didn’t assign each writer which film they were going to work on until the last day. I knew if I assigned them their scripts ahead of time, they’d tune out every time we were talking about the other movie.” But that doesn't give us any indication of what to expect, so hopefully we hear more soon. Are you ready to shit yourself?

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Reader Feedback - 28 Comments

1

Guess i wont watch them then. I'm not fond of shitting myself.

Rock n Rollllll on Nov 26, 2014

2

Its good when I shit myself watching a movie. I am totally in for the hype. Bring it on!

disqusme on Nov 26, 2014

3

Great for constipation!

TheOct8pus on Nov 26, 2014

4

Avatar was a masterpiece of visceral, visual storytelling and wonder, and I believe Cameron will once again prove to be the master of sequels with this upcoming trilogy.

Chris Groves on Nov 26, 2014

5

True. T2 and Aliens are some of the best sequels ever made. I wonder if Titanic 2 will ever come out....

TheOct8pus on Nov 26, 2014

6

Oh it's real http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/titanic_2/

Danimal on Nov 26, 2014

7

True Lies!

stavi82 on Nov 26, 2014

8

hahahahah masterpiece...oh man.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Nov 26, 2014

9

yea he is way ahead of everyone in the technological department but miles behind everyone else when it comes to telling a story. Even though the visuals of the film were amazing they werent even well directed. The film work simply wasnt that good.

Jon Odishaw on Nov 26, 2014

10

I was more referring just to Avatar, I love most of his work. But just like Ridley Scott he seems to be waining.

Jon Odishaw on Nov 26, 2014

11

I have no protest when it comes to James' vision or his storytelling OR his direction abilities, BUT i do however feel as though the story behind Avatar was not that grand or standalone of a story. I do understand that the story doesnt end with the first movie but the premise has been played out many times before in the world of scifi. What Avatar has going for it really is that it is in fact on a different level of visual aesthetic - just like he emphasized above in the article. But thats all.

Rock n Rollllll on Nov 26, 2014

12

Adding space marines to Ferngully was a masterpiece?

stavi82 on Nov 26, 2014

13

um??? that's not sanitary at all.... O_o

bigmikeg 23 on Nov 26, 2014

14

I'm ready for diarrhea. Let's hope he delivers.

Nielsen700 on Nov 26, 2014

15

Well that'll be fun in theaters :O

Neuromancer on Nov 26, 2014

16

Well the first one was so brutal it made me want to vomit, so this is an appropriate approach to the sequel.

Jon Odishaw on Nov 26, 2014

17

What an idiot. Take a fresh idea like Terminator and make 1 sequel and you're making 3 sequels based on the Smurfs. No thanks JC.

ragethorn on Nov 26, 2014

18

Dances with Smurfs was better than Avatar

Jon Odishaw on Nov 26, 2014

19

Sure, the first one was a disgusting mess, but I'd rather spend the ticket price at Taco Bell to make his words come true. Also, his use of "bitchin'" feels like a Dad trying to sound cool in front the kids. (No Jimmy, Skrillex is NOT an X-Men villain.)

NicelyBuilt on Nov 26, 2014

20

Oh, shut up Hipster trash.

Trey Wilson on Nov 26, 2014

21

i actually forgot they were planning on making a sequel much less 3 of them...

Sliquid on Nov 26, 2014

22

No, a True Lies sequel would make me shit myself.

stavi82 on Nov 26, 2014

23

Meh, Avatar was a half decent tech demo and nothing more. Script was shit.

AwesomeWave on Nov 26, 2014

24

I thought Avatar was very poor. Cliched up the arse, predictable and frankly tedious. I'm not a Cameron hater but it just wasn't very good. It's success was down to it's 'new' medium of 3D which, in my opinion, along with shakey cam, has been a tiresome money centric blight on recent cinema.

Payne by name on Nov 27, 2014

25

I don't want to shit myself in the cinemas but be mostly entertained, surprised and enthralled by the 3D technology. I want James Cameron to knock my socks off when I watch the next three installments of Avatar.

CptGrimsdale on Nov 27, 2014

26

I still want my 3 hours back from sitting through the first POS

Christine Silver on Nov 28, 2014

27

I like his ambition! His commitment to shooting with new styles and technology pushes the film industry forward. Sure, 3D was not the hit Cameron thought it would be, but he still shook things up for a few years which is impressive in itself.

DAVIDPD on Nov 29, 2014

28

how about using real effects instead of cgi dipshit, make the actors earn their money. that will make me shit myself.

mrsmooth on Dec 3, 2014

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