We're all clearly so excited about Avatar's impending DVD/Blu Ray release this week. So excited that James Cameron felt the need to tell the LA Times all about his sequel plans. That's right, folks, Avatar 2 is under way. And this time, Cameron's going for a swim.
Yes, Cameron plans to take Jake, Neytiri and the other blue folk under the waves for their next adventure: “We created a broad canvas for the environment of film. That’s not just on Pandora, but throughout the Alpha Centauri AB system. And we expand out across that system and incorporate more into the story – not necessarily in the second film, but more toward a third film."
A third film? Seriously? Oh wait, he's still talking.
"Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora. And I’m going to be focusing on the ocean, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won’t be a rainforest. I’m not saying we won’t see what we’ve already seen; we’ll see more of that as wel
Aiming to do what they did before but "at half the price and in half the time", Jimbo is excited about exploring Pandora some more. Will it be half as expensive to see? Hell, no. Of course not. In fact, there's even a re-release of the first Avatar happening in August, with an extra 6 minutes added in. Then there's the fully-loaded ultra-super-special release of the DVD in November. Full of artistic motivation, Cameron can't wait to exercise his creative muscles for purely personal reasons. "We know we left money on the table," he adds.
The question is: would you pay to see Avatar a second time? Or even buy it on DVD, in good old 2-D format? And, years after the bloated, overpriced release of the hyper-mega-virtual-reality Blu Ray box set, would you even be interested in Avatar 2: Cruise Control?