James Cameron Says His Deep Sea Adventures Are Not Connected To 'Avatar 2' & '3'
While James Cameron is finishing off the scripts for Avatar 2 & 3, work has already begun on creating the environments, and probably the various inhabitants as well, for the two sequels, which will shoot back-to-back once production starts.
From the first Avatar, we know that one of the environments is going to be the lush forests of Pandora as that's where the Na'vi live. Another environment that's being talked up for the sequels are the oceans.
“[S]ome of the movie is going to be underwater,” producer Jon Landau said back in May.
Less we think most the action in the sequels will take place underwater, Cameron assures us that won't be the case.
“[Avatar 2 & 3] won't take place completely in or under the water. That's just part of the environment of Pandora that we're going to see,” Cameron said.
As for whether or not Cameron's deep sea adventures will have any direct influence in the forthcoming sequels, the answer is no, according to him.
“[T]here isn't a direct map between the deep ocean exploration that I've done and the ocean stuff that we're doing in the 'Avatar' films … cause people have connected the dots directly together. 'Oh, going to the challenger deep has a direct connection to what we're going to see in Avatar 2,' and that's not the case at all. It's all the scuba diving I did before I even started the deep ocean stuff that has more of a direct connection to Avatar 2 &3,” Cameron told Comingsoon.
Cameron is eyeing a January start date for the two films.
Previously, Sigourney Weaver said Cameron is going to be shooting Avatar 2, 3, and 4 back-to-back-to-back, but that's no longer the case. The fourth movie, should it happen, is envisioned as a prequel.