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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Cameron reveals Avatar 2 details

James Cameron's sequel to Avatar will be set in the ocean
James Cameron's sequel to Avatar will be set in the ocean

James Cameron plans to set Avatar 2 in the ocean.

The director, who hoped to promote environmental awareness with his first film set on a rainforest-filled planet Pandora, told The LA Times he is already plotting the sequel and plans to make it an aquatic adventure.

James said: "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."

He added: "I'm not saying we won't see what we've already seen. We'll see more of that as well."

James is hopeful that the second film will take less time than the first one did to make and the writer and director already has his eye on a third.

He revealed the system of planets he created in Avatar have left him plenty of options for further sequels.

He said: "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."

He said: "The challenge will be on the next Avatar picture, which is to do what we did before at half the price and in half the time.

"Again, that's an impossible goal, we won't accomplish that, but if we can reduce by 25 per cent in both categories, we'll have really accomplished something. We know our methodology works."

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