Cameron loves his oceans. He has already set two of his major films and shot one documentary on top of and underneath the water. And now he’s going to make it a third film when his sequel to Avatar moves forward.
The director told the Los Angeles Times that the follow up to his runaway blockbuster would move out of the rain forests of the alien world of Pandora and explore some of the other environments that he developed for Avatar‘s backstory.
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. I’ve already announced this, so I might as well say it: 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 rain forest. I’m not saying we won’t see what we’ve already seen; we’ll see more of that as well.
While I have some problems with the simplicity of the story he told and the ironic lack of character depth in his 3D movie, I am looking forward to an Avatar sequel. The world that Cameron created is perhaps one of the most fully realized one in science-fiction cinema and I am interested in seeing more of it. Hopefully, Cameron will be able to create a story that will make the journey worthwhile.