James Cameron's 'Avatar' Updates: Production will be Speedy, & 7 More Takeaways
Did you guys know that James Cameron is making about 857 uninspired sequels to that blue people movie of his, Avatar? It's true (OK so maybe it's less than 857, but it's a lot)! The Titanic helmer is so in love with his weird little world that he's committed to at least four films about the Pandora and its stockpile of Unobtanium (get it?! GET IT?!) — which means we have many, many more years of Na'vi tail sex and the white savior complex that ripples throughout the initial film. And apparently people still want to talk about it!
Speaking to French commercial radio network RTL, Cameron discussed several facts and noteworthy takeaways for fans that anticipating the return of Sam Worthington and Company. We've highlighted the most important ones for you, below. (Don't say we never did anything nice for you.)
- No, he hasn't started directing any of the sequels yet, they're still in "the early stages."
- "Right now we're developing the software. I’m writing the scripts. We’re designing all the creatures and characters and the settings, and so on."
- He thinks very highly of himself and what he's doing: "It’s going very well. I think it’s going to be spectacular."
- "You'll see new worlds, new habitats, new cultures."
- There will be viewpoints at war: "The primary conflict between the human view kind of dominating nature and the Na'vi view of being integrated into nature is the same, but it manifests itself in very different ways."
- They've developed "new tools" which should make the production go even faster: "The first film… took almost four years to make. We expect to be able to accelerate the process quite a bit, because we've improved a lot of the software and the computer graphics tools."
- He doesn't necessarily care about character authenticity because who cares? It's whatever he wants: "Once you’ve got the characters that an audience loves, it's great to surprise them and make changes and turns that they don't expect."
- As expected, Pandora and the world of the Na'vi is little more than Cameron's attempt to satisfy his masturbatory obsession with power and control: "The thing that’s great about Avatar, it’s such a rich world, I can explore any theme or any idea that I want."
So, yeah, get excited for that, Avatar fans. You can listen to his thoughts here:
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