James Cameron Promises That Avatar 2 Will Make You Soil Yourself

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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]


When Avatar came out I'd just done my back in. I was lying on the bed in emergency, unable to move much, and every doctor or nurse who came in was "Oh, have you seen Avatar? It's amazing." So I'd look up at them and say "No, I've been busy swearing and getting brought here in an ambulance, actually."

They carted me off to X-Ray and the X-Ray techs talked about Avatar the whole time they were dragging me off the trolley and onto the slab and then back again.

And then I spent weeks lying on the floor because I could not sit. And people would come and visit and say really cheerful things like "Have you seen Avatar? It's really good. The 3D is amazing." Eventually, after staring down into my cold dead eyes for a while, they'd realize that no, I had not been part of the summer craze of seeing Avatar in 3D and then going and seeing it again. Not I. Not once.

Eventually, after some months, I was able to return to sitting for extended periods but by that time Avatar had finished its reign at the cinema. So I waited patiently, like a dog hoping to be thrown a bone, for the DVD release so that I too, could at long last, experience the cultural importance of this amazing movie.

At last that day came and I sat down to watch the movie. Eventually, after some time digesting what I had seen, I gave my family my view on the movie.

"What a load of crap!"