AVATAR: Will There Be a Sequel?

Cameron zoe sigourney Ready for an AVATAR sequel? James Cameron has no objection if AVATAR is successful, but hints about it are tough to come by. If there is a sequel, one of Cameron's first stops for ideas is the video-game wizards at Ubisoft, and Cameron says AVATAR's time-intensive motion-capture technology "makes more sense if you play it out across several films," so maybe game and camera tech will drive the next plot. Where would a sequel take place? Back in September, producer Jon Landau hinted that the surface of Pandora appears in AVATAR but that "the interior remains to be seen." On the other hand, there's this nagging rumor that an AVATAR sequel might not take place on Pandora at all. Journo Rebecca Keegan managed to overhear Cameron & Co. fleshing out some possible sequel plots, but gives nothing away.

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Should there be a sequel (or prequel) and what would you like to see in it?

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A sequel? Yes, please.

But first could I have a screensaver of a living, breathing Pandora forestscape on my desktop? :P

Navarre Elder

I've seen Avatar six times, so far. Both in 3D and in regular 2D. I cannot stress how much I've fallen in love with Pandora, the forest, the culture of the Na'vi along with Jake and Neytiri especially.

When I heard Mr Cameron's willingness to create a sequel or two, I was absolutely overjoyed. The prospect of being able to continue the relationship I've got with these characters and this world is utterly delicious.

However, I'd be crushed if Jake and Neytiri were not the two main characters again. Utterly devastated is closer. So Mr Cameron, if you or anyone who knows you reads this and you get wind of it, please consider this: You have created two brilliantly charismatic, strong, graceful and beautiful people. Use them. Use them to further progress the story and have Avatar become more than the masterpiece it already is. Allow Neytiri and Jake to truly create an epic saga that will truly storm the world with it's beauty, elegance and emotion. I beg you.

Luke

I have been thinking about this movie for a week since the day I saw it and can't get it out of my head. I've never really been so into any movie. Pandora is just beyond beautiful. The Na'vi live lives where they don't spend their life trying save for a car, a house, and make a retirement plan, they live it to the fullest and view succeeding as being the best warrior. They aren't materialistic, they just have the forest, personally I'm jealous of them. As for having a shot at a sequel, I seriously doubt it would live up to the first movie with a storyline, but I would LOVE to see more of Pandora and its people. Can only hope I suppose. Just wish I could get it out of my head, I'm going to end up like some Starwars nerd soon!

Luke

Also - I agree with Brendan Moran on making a series, that would be pretty nice to look forward to. Neytiri was my favorite character, how amazing would it be to have a girl that wants to kill something, (Well, has the ability to anyways), and would fight to protect you rather than buy some new shoes?

Carlos David Álvaro Yunta

In my opinion this is the best movie I've ever seen, it has everything that a movie must have, good story, good characters and incredible effects, I would like to see someday a sequel.

I know that if one day it happens, James Cameron will do it really well, I can't imagine a second part without Pandora, or Jake Sully or Neytiri. So I think that in some way the success of a sequel will be with these three ingredients: Pandora, Jake Sully and Neytiri.

I don't mind to wait for a long time to watch the second part, the most important thing is that if one day appears a second part or even a third part all of them must be done thinking on the public not to make money. And I think that James Cameron know's it.

(Sorry for my English, I am a Spanish fan)

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I hope there is a Sequel, Avatar is a really great story and film! If there is a sequel, it should show what happens like 5 years later, the humans come back in larger numbers to take back the base, and to try and kill all the Na'vis, but theres a turn around as normal, or a totally unexpected ending! that would be awesome...

Well its your movie Cameron, you've made some of the best movies ever, and Avatar in my opinion is the best film you've made so far, and the best film i've seen in a long time, good job!

I know its a bit early, but when does Avatar come on DVD? Can't Wait!

George Ikamba

Just been to see Avatar... been waiting weeks to see it and wow it was completley worth the wait, and has completley lived up to the hype! James Cameron is a genius, to be able to come up with such a concept, what an imagination.

There has to be a sequel no doubt, especially the way they left it at the end. There is so much more to do and explore, not only on pandora but the Na'vi as well. Cameron has created an amazing beautiful world that captivates you and sends you on an amazing journey. The way the Na'vi and Pandora are portrayed makes you want to be in that world and experience what it would be like to live life as a Na'vi (if only ha!).

The sequel has to be on Pandora, why change it, there could be so much more to see. I hope that if there is a sequel it will live up to 'Avatar' cause that would be terrible if it was a flop. Maybe fighting humans again would feel like the same senario/concept and having the Na'vi fight each other would counter act their whole ethos and would give off a different vibe to the film and take away the warmth you feel towards the Na'vi. It may be a case of introducing another race or other creatures from a different planet that want to inhabit Pandora, but to introduce other creatures they would need to lift the bar and give us something more interesting than the Na'vi.

I came out the cinema thinking "I could go watch hat again riht now"

TRUE ESCAPISM!!!!!

Trevor Armour

i hope in a way that their will be a sequel but it has to be on the planet Pandora with the original characters... one reason is that Pandora is so beautiful and it would make more sense.

Sarah Featherstone

Now Jake is enlightened, I think he will want to help the humans to wake up. Help them to realize what an illusion selfish capitalism is and how detached they have become from nature and therefore themselves.

Goladed

prequel please!

Deimes

I have several ideas for new pandora settings.

    1. In the game, machines are used by humans to take control over trees of souls. This might lead to an interesting development. Because, if humans can control nature, they could impress some na'vi tribes, and get them to their side. This way, they can get miners. This was the original plan for the AVATAR project, creating miners that could breath in Pandora. 2. Otherwise, there might be na'vi tribes that are not as friendly to the enviroment as the Omaticaya clan. This might cause a civil war, or rather, some sort of religious crusade against those na'vi tribes organised by Jake'sully's tribe(s). 3. Pandora is a planet with low gravity and magnetic flux-fields, which tie in with unobtainium. This makes giant caves in Pandora's earth crust logical. This way, you can find a slightly similar, but then again completely different enviroment under the ground, where other forms of creatures, plants and even na'vi live. 4. We've already seen glimpses of savannah like areas. I love the idea of savannahs, so this might also be a setting for a civil war between na'vi. Like, the forest na'vi want to make the savannah's into 'healthy' forests, while the savannah na'vis want to stay the land as it is. Or the other way around. For savannah tribes, the sky is naturally better visible. This might make them connected more to the universe than to Ey'wa herself. This might make them more like philosophers than hunters. They might wield different weapons than the omaticaya, such as tomahawk-like weapons. Savannahs, or even western dessert landscapes can be breathtaking, especially when taking into account what interesting magnetic effects unobtainium creates. Things such as canyons and mountains and small forests can add litteral depth to the enviroment. I trust James' Cameron to think up the nice beasties that would be in the savvanah for me, but I'm thinking giant pack-hunters, akin to viperwolves, but larger.
Deimes

I have several ideas for new pandora settings.

1. In the game, machines are used by humans to take control over trees of souls. This might lead to an interesting development. Because, if humans can control nature, they could impress some na'vi tribes, and get them to their side. This way, they can get miners. This was the original plan for the AVATAR project, creating miners that could breath in Pandora.

2. Otherwise, there might be na'vi tribes that are not as friendly to the enviroment as the Omaticaya clan. This might cause a civil war, or rather, some sort of religious crusade against those na'vi tribes organised by Jake'sully's tribe(s).

3. Pandora is a planet with low gravity and magnetic flux-fields, which tie in with unobtainium. This makes giant caves in Pandora's earth crust logical. This way, you can find a slightly similar, but then again completely different enviroment under the ground, where other forms of creatures, plants and even na'vi live.

4. We've already seen glimpses of savannah like areas. I love the idea of savannahs, so this might also be a setting for a civil war between na'vi. Like, the forest na'vi want to make the savannah's into 'healthy' forests, while the savannah na'vis want to stay the land as it is. Or the other way around.
For savannah tribes, the sky is naturally better visible. This might make them connected more to the universe than to Ey'wa herself. This might make them more like philosophers than hunters. They might wield different weapons than the omaticaya, such as tomahawk-like weapons.
Savannahs, or even western dessert landscapes can be breathtaking, especially when taking into account what interesting magnetic effects unobtainium creates. Things such as canyons and mountains and small forests can add litteral depth to the enviroment. I trust James' Cameron to think up the nice beasties that would be in the savvanah for me, but I'm thinking giant pack-hunters, akin to viperwolves, but larger.

goldenkill

Watched the movie the second time a few days ago...
I really think that the second film has to begin with Jake, who is standing up and a littl later he marries Neytiri.. maybe he gets another name or sth. like that.. after that they have no home, so they are searching for one... but in the same time the "revenge of the skyman(the humans)" is happening.. there are two Omaticaya groups, one wants to restore the tree the others want to search for another.. so there is an internal conflict and the humans are coming. after some wars maybe the Na'vi learn to fight together again, and together they can defeat the humans...

but i'm afraid of a sequel or a trilogy... I'm afraid, cause if the great movie AVATAR let a feeling with me...
and know Jimmy has to make a better movie. i don't really think that this is possible...
because everything he can do is something like a remake... he can't put another race and he can't switch the place Pandora...
maybe he destroyes the whole great atmosphere...

Zach Davies

I have seen this film 3 times and going for a 4th in the new week, i cannot get enough of the film, i love everything to do with it, Pandora is mind blowing, i just want to go there and live a life like the Na'vi.
I really want there to be a sequel but its gotta stay on Pandora with all the main characters of the first one. Jake sulley etc

I think the plot should be discovering new places on Pandora. New creatures etc.Some time in the near futrue when Jake and Neytiri have a son together and he should play a major role and could lead to the discovery of the new places.
So far we have only seen some of Pandora, only a snippet of the planet. We need to see more!!! I think we should cross the seas of pandora and discover an untouched continent, never visited by the Na'vi before. New creatures would be seen, sea creatures and various different ones from the new continent, Along with an unseen tribe of Na'vi however these Na'vi would be ever so slightly different. A darker blue perhaps, and don't follow the same traditions as the good Na'vi. These Na'vi would not be friendly to the Na'vi we know and love and turn on them. However after some time spent discovering new places, we discover that the Humans never left the solar system and have been orbating the planet trying to return to Pandora. They side with the bad Na'vi with the promise of destroying our Na'vi and giving their lands to the bad ones. The humans teach the bad Na'vi their battle techniques, and teach them how to use their weapons. This could be where new human weapons are introduced, designed for a single perpose and thats to kill the good Na'vi.
A war breaks out with humans and the bad Na'vi fighting the good Na'vi.
There could be twists throughout this plot and could also lead on to a third film.

Pandora is a huge place, full of stories and creatures just waiting to be written and brought to us on the big screen.
Come on James Cameron please give us the next film, make them as good as the first!!!!!
Make it a Trilogy!!!!!!

Alan

Well I've been reading all these comments about a sequel and I have to say it has given me quite some comfort in reading them to know that it is not just me who has been so affected by this 'outstanding' film. I have never been so affected by a film like this before, which I find a bit disconcerting at 36! I hadn't followed its progress up to release and just went to see it like any other film. But after 2 hour 40 mins I felt like an emotional wreck, trying to hold it together having been so drawn into the story, the characters and the journey that it takes you on. Very well done to you Mr Cameron and your team!

There were just of couple of things I struggled with:
-When the humans used a machine to 'channel' their souls into the Na'vi Avatar how do it get into the Avatar? My answer would have been to have some sort of connector rod to which the Na'vi's neural ponytail/USB lead(!) would connect. Once the link had been made the 'soul' would always find its way..sort of thing.
-Why was the ponytail on the Avatars already platted? I think that would have been done once the Avatar have been 'born' out of the maturation(?) chamber. Can't think of a solution round this one.
-If the air is toxic to humans, how come the machine's engines still worked. I presume oxygen is still an element in the Pandoran atmosphere, but there are other elements that were toxic to the humans.

Sorry to be nit-picky there, but that's the trouble with being an engineer! However, it certainly didn't diminish the film's affect on me at all.

As for a sequel, when I first saw it I was in two minds: leave as it is and let the audience use their imagination to carry the story on or have a sequel to allow the experience and story to grow. I think I now 'need' a sequel! The trouble is trying to get it to live up to expectations. It'll be a tall order but one I'm sure they will be able to accomplish. Having read most of the comments here there certainly seems to be one or two rather compelling avenues that seem intriguing and others that perhaps don't quite feel right.

It seems most folks need a sequel with Jake and Neytiri in it and the opportunity to explore Pandora. Same goes for me.

And what of the Humans who were sent home? My thoughts are that Earth would not send one ship out and then wait for it to come back, but would send 'regular' conveys out and back. Since the distance from earth to Pandora is 5 to 6 years, why not have the ship sent home pass the ship being sent out to Pandora? That would give three years time to elapse. And since they are in 'stasis' the outward bound ship would not know what had happened. That three years gives a possible film production duration. Of course it could be adjusted to suit the production timescale if it is more or less.

Whilst the next ship is on its way this give us time to absorb what happened to Jake, Neytiri and the Na'vi at the start of a sequel. Maybe this could include:

-The recovery of the Omaticaya clan following the war with the humans from the moment Jake opens his eyes as a Na'vi.
-Jake burying his human body...or putting it into stasis?
-Rebuilding a home for the Omaticaya; repair their old home or find a new one?
-What happened with the human facility?
-The humans 'chosen to stay' helping to repair the damage, to show all is not lost for the humans,
-A family for Jake and Neytiri?
-The humans continuing their research, understanding the Na'vi and how they are part of the nature of Pandora, and/or finding a solution to Earth's problems?
-New hidden depths to the Na'vi that show how in tune with their home they are.

I don't think Jake would want to become Clan leader. He would respect there culture and ways to much to do that, but would rather serve...unless the clan really wanted him to become their leader. So someone else as clan leader? I think someone mentioned a brother of chappy who was meant to be the next leader and was last seen falling out of the back of a plane...but did he survive? Carbon fibre bones mentioned in the film...

Of course there is no drama or compelling story without conflict and this could possibly come in the following forms:

-Environmental problems on Pandora cause by the human's activities. There's a whole heap of material on this planet that could feed that! Maybe something that infects the root neural network of the planet?
-Human illnesses that affects the Na'vi with Jake and co being the hybrids that could be the key
-Return of the humans and realising what has happened launch another attack, imprison the resident humans and human/Na'vi hybrids causing the Na'vi to suffer.
-Eywa begins to die due to the trauma of the war/mining and then there is a mission to save Eywa.
-The capture of the humans and the human/Na'vi could lead onto the third film (if you want a trilogy!) where a rescue is undertaken and the Humans are finally 'enlighten' and return home to save 'mother earth'.

I don't think there would be clan wars. They all came together in harmony to fight the humans. They have want for nothing and therefore no need to fight each other. This is a human condition, not Na'vi it would seem to me.

I can't quite see the Na'vi going, or being sent to, Earth. The duration would be too long and slow the story. For me I need to see...experience more of this subtly balance life support system that is Pandora.

I wonder if Mr Cameron or any of his team review these messages we have posted. It would be nice to think that they do and that it also helps inspire them.

To all those who made the film and experience, from Mr Cameron, who's creation it is, to the people who made it happen from the actors, animators, technicians right through to the cleaning lady who swept up the 'performance volume', thank you all so very much.

Best wishes,

Alan
P.S. Well done if you got this far!

Jan Roar Jacobsen

Most soundtracks from the movie is in the URL bellow, you will need Spotify to listen to it.
http://open.spotify.com/user/r04r1993/playlist/337VDUi3QgwabdWSLg3jqx

Alan, you are not the only one beeing affected by this movie, ive seen it 6 times, and it feels like ive seen it once, its absolutely stunning, that a movie can have such effects on people.

It have really changed my lifestyle, i have allways been facinated by the universe, and life on other planets, but now, i dont want to become a ordinarry computer engineer anymore, no, im actually going to study Space-Technology!

I dont know if that made sense to anyone, but this movie... really gave the dice 7 sides...!

Tommy

After seeing the trailer for the movie Avatar I had to see it. My emotions ran wildly experiencing pandora I wanted so badly to become an avatar, the culture, spirit of all living things gave me hope after seeing this movie. Please Mr. Cameron make a Avatar sequel to one of the most Incredible movie I've seen in a while. If casting starts again please Mr. Cameron put me in as the avatar who wears black, that watches over the four legged Panther. :) like the Thai warriors look after their beloved elephants. On another note Mr. Cameron I think its one of your best films to date. Thank you so much for putting this on the back burner for awhile until the technology was up to par as they say. I think the whole cast did a perfect job on playing their parts in the movie, you couldn't ask for better actors/actress. If you reading this please go see this movie you will not be disappointed. Hopefully they'll have Avatar sequel please please please. :)

P.S. Please game designers take your time before you the release game you could've done so much better, but thanks for trying.

PyRoM4NiA

I definitely like a new avatar movie it was one of the best movies i ever seen.
Thibaud Hervas is right if there will be a sequel it would be in Pandora coz they only hav banshees and not airplanes. Living in Pandora seems f****** relaxed evn better than earth :S

PyRoM4NiA

If someone knows there will be a sequil plz RESPOND on this blog

Alan

PyRoM4NiA,

Either click on the 'Subscribe to this blog's feed' at the top of this web page or click on the link below (if it works) to take you so some of the other blogs, one of which in on the sequal:
http://avatarblog.typepad.com/avatar-blog/2010/01/avatar-sequel-confirmed.html?fbid=9qojCaDhMoo

Jan,
It's kinda comforting to know it has affected others in the same way as me! I just had a completely unexpected reaction to seeing the film which has rocked my world quite a bit. Maybe it's because we all see there is some aspect of our lives and on our home planet that is protrayed in the film and story that we long for but know the film is fiction and our lives and the world around us is the reality. Duno?

Oh well, take each day as it comes; probably waching it a few more times at the flicks and then counting down to the DVD anf Blueray release, ready to wear the laser out!

Kind regards,
Alan

PyRoM4NiA

Does anyone know when avatar is turning op on DVD???

iuliana

There is a need for a Sequel, clearly. Cameron has left many things unexplained in Avatar, especially about Eywa, and the living network that seems to rule the planet.
Pandora is an amazing world, and I would like to know details about it, and about whatever is under the bioluminiscent forest. Would you not, guys?

emmmaa_avataarr_loveerr

i would love for there to be an avatar sequel, but if pandoras not featured it just wouldn't be the same i think :/ but PLEASE make another one!!!!!

Richard Hasey

As sure as humans are going to return to Pandora, there is going to be a sequel. And probably more than one.

Sara- Sykes

I would just love a sequel to Avatar (or even a whole series of them, like some people have done). Shows how Pandora and the na'vi and other clans recover from the war with the humans. what happens to the humans that stay behind do they get an avatar body same way as Jake did or do they stay in their human forms.Show how Jakes and Neytiri's relationship grows, maybe off spring(s)? Maybe see them travel and explore the planet their moon (pandora) circles. Show more on how the different clans live and interact with each other after the war. I fell in love with the world of pandora and everything in it. it's like a world no other ever seen before.
I'm a massive fan of James Cameron films. He always pushes the barrier higher with every film he does. avatar i feel is his best yet. I don't know what else to say as words don't do this masterpiece justice. My partner said when we went see it, when finished he said `They've left it wide open for a sequel` I really do hope there is a sequel or sequels as long as it stays true to the world of pandora and not lose that captivatingness that avatar has.
James Cameron has create a world that is so captivating and it draws you in to their world, makes you feel like your actually there with them, when there flying ect. I saw avavtar in 3D it was the first 3D movie i'd seen its makes the film more alive and that you're somehow with them on their journeys. I will most certainly be buying this on blue ray when it comes out to buy, just hope that a 3D format one comes out as i don't care if i have to wear thoese silly glasses.
Thanks for another fantastic film James Cameron and looking forward very much to your future films

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