As the sequel for the top grossing film worldwide, “Avatar,” is set to return in 2017, film director James Cameron revealed that he is nervous about it.
At the moment, “Avatar 2,” along with the third and fourth installment of the films are already in the refining stage of the script, as Cameron will “pass through all three scripts right now,” he revealed through a phone interview with Entertainment Weekly. He also shared that they have been designing for one and a half years now, so “all the characters, settings, and creatures are all pretty much [set].”
With this, it is natural to assume that the hardest part of the film is done, and it will be an easier path forward. However, Cameron admitted that this is not the case, as he has to challenge and exceed his initial standard.
“Obviously, expectations are going to be very high on these films, especially on ‘Avatar 2,’ to make sure it wasn’t just some big fluke the first time.” He said that he and his team have “to deliver” and added, “I’ve created a nice rod for my own back, so they say,” Cameron shared in the same interview.
“Avatar” is the highest grossing film to date after making more than $2.7 billion worldwide. It had nine Academy Awards nominations including Best Picture and bagged several awards such as Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects. The film also won awards from other organizations including Best Motion Picture from the 67<sup>th Golden Globe Awards as well as all the ten nominations it got from the 36<sup>th Saturn Awards.
“Avatar 2” will be in theatres on Dec. 25, 2017, followed by the third and fourth sequels of the movie on Christmas Day 2018 and 2019, respectively. “Avatar 2” will focus on Pandora’s ocean ecosystem where Cameron will infuse some of the inspirations he got from his trip to the Marianas Trench.