With Avatar biting at the heels of Titanic at the box office, James Cameron has admitted that he kept scenes in Avatar because they alluded to a sequel.
Star Sam Worthington is reportedly already signed up, but whether Cameron himself pushes through with a sequel is in no way set in stone just yet.
“I’ve had a storyline in mind from the start ““ there are even scenes in Avatar that I kept in because they lead to the sequel.”
“It just makes sense to think of it as a two or three film arc, in terms of the business plan [Slightly worrying term ““ Chris]. The CG plants and trees and creatures and the musculo-skeletal rigging of the main characters ““ that all takes an enormous amount of time. It’d be a waste not to use that again.
Whether or not it’s a good idea to make a sequel because it would be a shame not to, or because he wants more money, is another matter. If there’s story left to tell ““ story that needs telling, then go for it.
Otherwise, no thanks.