Remember when Avatar came out, and people were freaking out about the immersive 3-D and mocap, before that became so commonplace? James Cameron is pretty confident that the Avatar sequels will gain a similar "holy shit" reaction from moviegoers. Literally.
Speaking with Empire, Cameron said:
I can tell you one thing about them. They're gonna be bitchin'. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.
Cameron gave absolutely no hints about how the next three Avatar movies will look different, or more pants-shitting, than the first one. But he did talk a bit more about the process that produced the scripts, which was akin to a television writers' room, with writers working together to break the stories. Cameron's pack of writers, which include Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno, worked together before getting their separate assignments:
"I think we met for seven months and we whiteboarded out every scene in every film together," Cameron explains, "and I didn't assign each writer which film they were going to work on until the last day. I knew if I assigned them their scripts ahead of time, they'd tune out every time we were talking about the other movie," he laughs.
If nothing else, that's a very different approach than the one that resulted in the first Avatar — and maybe it's a good idea for Cameron to focus on the "bitchin" visuals while a team of writers makes the stories rock solid. [Empire]