Avatar 2 and Avatar DVD Info: James Cameron Reveals Details
Avatar 2 and Avatar DVD Details
Director James Cameron revealed his plan to set Avatar 2 in the ocean. Not only did James Cameron give out his plan for the Avatar sequel, he says he is already planning for the third Avatar film. James Cameron also talked about the release of Avatar DVD and Blu-ray on Earth Day April 22.
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Avatar 2 will focus on the Oceans of Pandora. "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 on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won't be a rainforest."
Cameron hopes that fans would not have to wait too long to see the Avatar sequal. Avatar 2 will likely take less time than the first Avatar, which took more than a decade in the making.
The Avatar sequel's given plenty of room to explore, thanks to the setting of the first Avatar. "We created a broad canvas for the environment of film. That's not just on Pandora, but throughout the Alpha Centauri AB system," said Cameron. "We expand out across that system and incorporate more into the story, not necessarily in the second film, but more toward a third film."
He said the challenge for Avatar 2 is to make the film with half of the cost and in half the time. Cameron admitted that it is an unrealistic goal but he plans to complete Avatar 2 by reducing the cost and time by 25%.
The Avatar DVD, which was released on Earth Day, April 22, will have "zero extras", Cameron said proudly in an interview: "There's zero extras! There's so few extras that you put it in, you push play, and the movie starts. There are no trailers, there's no [expletive] at the beginning that you have to endlessly go through. I have a deal with the studio and it goes like this: Any movie I make that makes over a billion dollars goes out without a bunch of crap trailers for your other movies."
For those who happen to like the extra features, they would have to wait for the 3-DVD special edition, due to release later this year.
On why adding six new scenes to the next DVD release wouldn't turn him into a philistine like George Lucas, who goes back and uses new technology to spiff up his old movies: "I'm not into revision. I think every film should be executed exactly as it was executed at the moment. I actually don't believe ... like when George went back and put new creatures into the original 'Star Wars.' I find that disturbing. It's a revision of history. That bothers me. I certainly wouldn't go back and do that to any of my films."
James Cameron told LA Times that he plans to release an extended version of Avatar in August. The summer Avatar release will have a six minutes of new footage.