James Cameron's Next Movie After AVATAR

Avatar2 With Avatar's success, what's James Cameron's next project? There are a few possibilities: Early bets revolve around Battle Angel, an adaptation of a Japanese manga series called Battle Angel Alita. Although Cameron's put a year into development, he's not yet sure he wants to do the film. Cameron may also produce a remake of 1966's Fantastic Voyage, which centered on miniaturized doctors who pilot a tiny submarine into a patient's body to fix his brain from the inside. Then there's a possible return to the seas that Cameron loves: The Dive, centered on a tragic three-way romance between a scuba diver, the woman he falls for, and the ocean. Finally there's Doomsday Protocol, centered on a Seven Samurai-like team of aliens and humans who band together to defend Earth. But will he tackle these projects or an AVATAR sequel or 2 first? Most bloggers and news sources are betting we won't hear for sure until AVATAR hits DVD and Blu-Ray in 2010. Let's just hope the next film comes sooner than the break between Titanic and AVATAR – 13 years!

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What film do you think James Cameron should do next?

Comments

Sandy

So many good ideas posted on this topic. Having a sequel soon so Cameron could use the same actors/sets etc, the focus on nature, having a group of humans who "get it" and try to spread the idea, how touched we are by this movie, and more.

Avatar makes me think of defining the problems of Earth today. Because the problems of humans today would drive a desire to raid another planet. Overpopulation. Technology that pollutes. People and large entities driven by greed. A feeling of shortage on an earth full of plenty. Scattered leadership. A large spectrum of codes of morality (or immorality).

In contrast, the Na'vi before humans came had a whole different problem set, but they were in tune with their world and in harmony with it.

That's what's missing from our planet today.

Cameron showed us in Avatar what we are missing today. So a sequel could show us humans how to get back to our roots of respecting each other and the earth. What dragons must be knocked off on that journey.

I'm trying to think this out and my goals are very high but my brain is a slow digital one!

Chris

Also, make the setting of the sequel on the parent planet of Pandora. Introduce a new race of textraterrestrial that live in the core of the planet, waiting to begin a full-scale invasion of the Milky-Way, and eventually control of other galaxies across the universe. I'll stop here to not give up the whole plot i made up for this sequel.
Yes, I did make up my own sequel to AVATAR.
Mahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

Steven58 (Chok'ete)

If and when the sequel is made one MAJOR factor he MUST focus on is Jake and Neytiri's relationship.

That is an absolute MUST.

Jose Tomas

Avatar 2!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait.....

MrLeg8

Okay, as I lay awake in a hotel feverishly dreaming about Pandora, more sequel thoughts run through this treadmill of a brain of mine (this often happens after being inspired by a Cameron movie). See above for my first posting.

Jake pretty much understands what the humans will likely do... they'll come back to kick some major ass. Heck, they may even try bombing tribal sites from orbit just to eliminate the threat ahead of time. So, what the hell can they do? Jake and crew much teach them about the technologies at Hell's Gate, particularly any orbital monitoring & communications capabilities they may be able to get their hands on and learn. They need to *know* if, and more likely WHEN the humans are approaching.

They'll need to use whatever defense mechanisms still remain on Pandora. AMP suits will not be useable by Navi... well, not the adults. Their children will have to learn how to use them and continue to teach the younger generations as they will quickly outgrow the human-sized space provided by the suits.

Whatever munitions are remaining will need to be learned and at the ready for defense. Perhaps they'll discover where a "hidden" reserve is located on Pandora which will give them a lot more than they originally might have had with just the weapons they had on had to fight the Navi. Pissed off humans will be very hard to defeat and they'll be sure they bring LOTS of artillery to ensure victory. Jake understands that Hell's Gate is the last place humans would want to hammer from orbit as it would be their only (to my knowledge) base of operations to amass any kind of ground operations. So he instructs the tribes to go there for safety and strength for the coming rage. The humans might have to land at the mining site to begin an attack.

Herein lies the crux of the story. Most Navi will not WANT to learn anything about the humans and their destructive ways. Many will oppose this course of action, providing plenty of drama before the humans even arrive.

Since pretty much any attempt by Jake and like-minded Navi to defend and stop the humans will be very unlikely to work, Jake realizes they must "phone home" for help. If there are any resistance to be found in the human world, he must recruit their assistance, perhaps even RDA's (or whatever the company name is) chief rival company, who believe in preserving nature above the almighty dollar (or whatever the monetary unit is of the time) and have been having some success back home in getting enough funding to be able to make a counterstrike.

Ah... to be a writer... never in my dreams would I believe I could come up with something cool enough to be at a "Cameron" level. I'd just want it to be a good balance between action and the true heart of Avatar, which is the balance of nature and living in harmony with it. What an opportunity he has not only to inspire us to think more that way, but to think in terms of solutions amidst a crisis, which is where we are right now on our planet. Seeing a rival company/group/whatever of HUMANS doing the right thing would be an inspiring thing instead of depicting them all as horrible money-grabbing devils. Seeing some really cool ideas for not only defending themselves, but maintaining or even enhancing the natural environment around them... now THAT could be inspiring for us in today's world.

Nathaniel Orimolade

I read that James Cameron has already planned to do a sequal or two s have faith in the guy he hasn't failed us yet... I just hope it doesnt turn out like spider man three *shudders* but then again Spider man was based off something and Avatar isn't.
At first I didnt want to see it I even insulted it because I ignorantly thought it was a cheap imitation of Avatar the last airbender but then I saw it anyway and I actually cried in the movie Theatre. I wanted to see Ninja warrior but now I couldn't care less about it, I dont think any movie can top this one

MrLeg8

(I posted this last night, it showed up, but then the site seemed to not respond and today it's not here - hopefully it won't show up twice) Okay, as I lay awake in a hotel feverishly dreaming about Pandora, more sequel thoughts run through this treadmill of a brain of mine (this often happens after being inspired by a Cameron movie). See above for my first posting.

Jake pretty much understands what the humans will likely do... they'll come back to kick some major ass. Heck, they may even try bombing tribal sites from orbit just to eliminate the threat ahead of time. So, what the hell can they do? Jake and crew must teach them about the technologies at Hell's Gate, particularly any orbital monitoring & communications capabilities they may be able to get their hands on and learn. They need to *know* if, and more likely WHEN the humans are approaching.

They'll need to use whatever defense mechanisms still remain on Pandora. AMP suits will not be useable by Navi... well, not the adults. Their children will have to learn how to use them and continue to teach the younger generations as they will quickly outgrow the human-sized space provided by the suits.

Whatever munitions are remaining will need to be learned and at the ready for defense. Perhaps they'll discover where a "hidden" reserve is located on Pandora which will give them a lot more than they originally might have had with just the weapons they had on had to fight the Navi. Pissed off humans will be very hard to defeat and they'll be sure they bring LOTS of artillery to ensure victory. Jake understands that Hell's Gate is the last place humans would want to hammer from orbit as it would be their only (to my knowlege) base of operations to amass any kind of ground operations. So he instructs the tribes to go there for safety and strength for the coming rage. The humans might have to land at the mining site to begin an attack.

Herein lies the crux of the story. Most Navi will not WANT to learn anything about the humans and their destructive ways. Many will oppose this course of action, providing plenty of drama before the humans even arrive.

Since pretty much any attempt by Jake and like-minded Navi to defend and stop the humans will be very unlikely to work, Jake realizes they must "phone home" for help. If there are any resistance to be found in the human world, he must recruit their assistance, perhaps even RDA's (or whatever the company name is) chief rival company, who believe in preserving nature above the almighty dollar (or whatever the monetary unit is of the time) and have been having some success back home in getting enough funding to be able to make a counterstrike.

Ah... to be a writer... never in my dreams would I believe I could come up with something cool enough to be at a "Cameron" level. I'd just want it to be a good balance between action and the true heart of Avatar, which is the balance of nature and living in harmony with it. What an opportunity he has not only to inspire us to think more that way, but to think in terms of solutions amidst a crisis, which is where we are right now on our planet. Seeing a rival company/group/whatever of HUMANS doing the right thing would be an inspiring thing instead of depicting them all as horrible money-grabbing devils. Seeing some really cool ideas for not only defending themselves, but maintaining or even enhancing the natural environment around them... now THAT could be inspiring for us in today's world.

MrLeg8

(I posted this last night, it showed up, but then the site seemed to not respond and today it's not here - hopefully it won't show up twice) Okay, as I lay awake in a hotel feverishly dreaming about Pandora, more sequel thoughts run through this treadmill of a brain of mine (this often happens after being inspired by a Cameron movie). See above for my first posting.

Jake pretty much understands what the humans will likely do... they'll come back to kick some major ass. Heck, they may even try bombing tribal sites from orbit just to eliminate the threat ahead of time. So, what the hell can they do? Jake and crew must teach them about the technologies at Hell's Gate, particularly any orbital monitoring & communications capabilities they may be able to get their hands on and learn. They need to *know* if, and more likely WHEN the humans are approaching.

They'll need to use whatever defense mechanisms still remain on Pandora. AMP suits will not be useable by Navi... well, not the adults. Their children will have to learn how to use them and continue to teach the younger generations as they will quickly outgrow the human-sized space provided by the suits.

Whatever munitions are remaining will need to be learned and at the ready for defense. Perhaps they'll discover where a "hidden" reserve is located on Pandora which will give them a lot more than they originally might have had with just the weapons they had on had to fight the Navi. Pissed off humans will be very hard to defeat and they'll be sure they bring LOTS of artillery to ensure victory. Jake understands that Hell's Gate is the last place humans would want to hammer from orbit as it would be their only (to my knowlege) base of operations to amass any kind of ground operations. So he instructs the tribes to go there for safety and strength for the coming rage. The humans might have to land at the mining site to begin an attack.

Herein lies the crux of the story. Most Navi will not WANT to learn anything about the humans and their destructive ways. Many will oppose this course of action, providing plenty of drama before the humans even arrive.

Since pretty much any attempt by Jake and like-minded Navi to defend and stop the humans will be very unlikely to work, Jake realizes they must "phone home" for help. If there are any resistance to be found in the human world, he must recruit their assistance, perhaps even RDA's (or whatever the company name is) chief rival company, who believe in preserving nature above the almighty dollar (or whatever the monetary unit is of the time) and have been having some success back home in getting enough funding to be able to make a counterstrike.

Ah... to be a writer... never in my dreams would I believe I could come up with something cool enough to be at a "Cameron" level. I'd just want it to be a good balance between action and the true heart of Avatar, which is the balance of nature and living in harmony with it. What an opportunity he has not only to inspire us to think more that way, but to think in terms of solutions amidst a crisis, which is where we are right now on our planet. Seeing a rival company/group/whatever of HUMANS doing the right thing would be an inspiring thing instead of depicting them all as horrible money-grabbing devils. Seeing some really cool ideas for not only defending themselves, but maintaining or even enhancing the natural environment around them... now THAT could be inspiring for us in today's world.

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I agree that a conflict is not really necessary, if kept beauty and harmony of Pandora, and its wonderful connection with the natives. This was one of the most important things in the film, along with the message of hope he brings us.

David Jacobs

I would love to see what he does with the Dive, especially since Salma Hayek was rumored to be the star!

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You're the guy, I mean it.

Your idea is very, very good indeed! Just my opinion, but adding a bit of "cameron magic" to your idea, it would be perfect!

And it's true, what I said above is bullshit, it is obvious that a plot is needed, please forgive the nonsense I said, I just did not want the movie to become a simple action movie or drama. What I meant is what you've mentioned, I, also, would like to see a good balance between action, romance (beautifully portrayed in a chaste way) and what you've correctly called " the true heart of Avatar ".

I sincerely hope that a sequel is made, and that were similar to what you've said, at least in it's goal. Also, it would be great to see a closer relationship between the na'vi and the "good" human, and some help of any kind offered by the na'vi in the restoration of Earth and our culture. What do you think?

Well, finally, what you said in the last paragraph is all I ever wanted to say, and I think this is a unique chance for him to bring us this beautiful and important message too.
Congrats and thanks for your words!

MrLeg8

(I posted this last night, it showed up, but then the site seemed to not respond and today it's not here - hopefully it won't show up twice) Okay, as I lay awake in a hotel feverishly dreaming about Pandora, more sequel thoughts run through this treadmill of a brain of mine (this often happens after being inspired by a Cameron movie). See above for my first posting.

Jake pretty much understands what the humans will likely do... they'll come back to kick some major ass. Heck, they may even try bombing tribal sites from orbit just to eliminate the threat ahead of time. So, what the hell can they do? Jake and crew must teach them about the technologies at Hell's Gate, particularly any orbital monitoring & communications capabilities they may be able to get their hands on and learn. They need to *know* if, and more likely WHEN the humans are approaching.

They'll need to use whatever defense mechanisms still remain on Pandora. AMP suits will not be useable by Navi... well, not the adults. Their children will have to learn how to use them and continue to teach the younger generations as they will quickly outgrow the human-sized space provided by the suits.

Whatever munitions are remaining will need to be learned and at the ready for defense. Perhaps they'll discover where a "hidden" reserve is located on Pandora which will give them a lot more than they originally might have had with just the weapons they had on had to fight the Navi. Pissed off humans will be very hard to defeat and they'll be sure they bring LOTS of artillery to ensure victory. Jake understands that Hell's Gate is the last place humans would want to hammer from orbit as it would be their only (to my knowlege) base of operations to amass any kind of ground operations. So he instructs the tribes to go there for safety and strength for the coming rage. The humans might have to land at the mining site to begin an attack.

Herein lies the crux of the story. Most Navi will not WANT to learn anything about the humans and their destructive ways. Many will oppose this course of action, providing plenty of drama before the humans even arrive.

Since pretty much any attempt by Jake and like-minded Navi to defend and stop the humans will be very unlikely to work, Jake realizes they must "phone home" for help. If there are any resistance to be found in the human world, he must recruit their assistance, perhaps even RDA's (or whatever the company name is) chief rival company, who believe in preserving nature above the almighty dollar (or whatever the monetary unit is of the time) and have been having some success back home in getting enough funding to be able to make a counterstrike.

Ah... to be a writer... never in my dreams would I believe I could come up with something cool enough to be at a "Cameron" level. I'd just want it to be a good balance between action and the true heart of Avatar, which is the balance of nature and living in harmony with it. What an opportunity he has not only to inspire us to think more that way, but to think in terms of solutions amidst a crisis, which is where we are right now on our planet. Seeing a rival company/group/whatever of HUMANS doing the right thing would be an inspiring thing instead of depicting them all as horrible money-grabbing devils. Seeing some really cool ideas for not only defending themselves, but maintaining or even enhancing the natural environment around them... now THAT could be inspiring for us in today's world.

MrLeg8

Oh man... sorry everyone... didn't see the tiny "next page" link.

When you post it shows up ON the first page, reload it's not there. Admins - feel free to delete all my repeats. Sorry!

Zack

I think that he should stick to AVATAR till it ends. AVATAR I think has a better shot. It's obvious that AVATAR is a favorite around the world, so why postpone something that everyone already has their hopes up for? Why hurt the ones that think there is a sequel? AVATAR needs a sequel!

Evan

Cleber, Sandy, and Nick very well put. I would also comment on other people's posts as well, but quite frankly that would take too long, and Cleber mentioned most already.

To be honest, I really don't have anything to say that has not been said already. HOWEVER,
I don't think I saw anyone mention this. If I am not mistaken, Pandora was a moon of a much larger planet in the Alpha Centauri Solar System. Maybe the squeakel (sorry, Alvin and the Chipmunks stuck in my head) could include both Pandora and the planet that it revolves around? I mean if Pandora was the moon of that other planet, can you imagine how much more beauty and life would exist on that other planet?

Also, I just wanted to comment on the absolute beauty of Pandora itself. I agree with what everyone has said about the connection the Na'vi have with their planet, and that we lack that bond or even respect for our own planet. While Pandora may have been just a dream, it should be a dream that each and every one of us should try to achieve. Maybe that's why Cameron made Pandora the way it was, to send a message to viewers that we all should work to obtain that world of sheer beauty and magic.

Thanks to everyone for your posts. I'm glad to know that I am not going insane and that other people share the same views. It's just watching that movie has really hit me deep and made me do A LOT of introspection in as much as to see how far we have come from only a decade ago. Happy New Year all. I wonder what will happen in the next 10 years.

Kevin Green

I think that an epic franchise has been born. Its original story, unique setting, and a pioneer in modern filmaking through motion-capture. Avatar has so many possibilities as to where the story arc could go from here.....should Cameron choose to do so. On that note, the sequel could simply have a trek across Pandora and I would still be happy. Whatever he has cooked up in his brain for this franchise, I'll pay to see it, and thats all Fox Studios cares about on thier end.

Arinjoy (Arin)

I love Avatar and love that there are so many fans of this great and epic movie. I would hope and the rest of the fans would aswell, for Mr. Cameron to make a next Avatar movie in a sequel. It is the best movie I've ever seen yet, and I hope it will last longer with a possability of Mr.Cameron's decisions. I've only watched it once but DEFINETLY going to watch it again and soon get the DVD when it comes out in 2010.

horsetreats19

There really needs to be a sequel to Avatar because we all want to see another one! James Cameron did a fantastic job and I would definitely LOVE to see more. I've seen this movie twice and I have the game. I love it!!!!

Tiago Santos

I would bet in a sequel of Avatar, due its success and due people's love by the movie. I never experienced such a powerfull emotions, from deep inside, in a movie! The characters link to the audience their emotions as it was never seen before..that's amazing omg....I felt very happy as sad, angry..and some tears almost came out..I wanna thank James Cameron and all his team for such a huge and perfect work on there..it's just cosmic! Everybody who i talked with about the movie felt the same as me! And all of them got in love with the plot! Damn..Congratulations, u've created a large window to the future of the cinema. ;)))

blackarrow300

First off there should defiantly be a seconded Avatar movie. From what I have seen and heard in interviews James Cameron he said if Avatar made enough money (which it has, over 600 million) he would make a second one. Like most people I can’t wait to satisfy my thrust for more about the Avatar world, relationships, and culture, but at the same time I don’t want him to rush and turn out a sequel like most sequels that is half hearted and obviously rushed, and brings a degrading blow to the name of the first one. James Cameron also said the next amazing feet was to make an Avatar movie I half the time, which makes me slightly worried, but I have faith in him and his ideas. On the other hand of taking his time, I don’t want him to take another 15 years to make another one, I’ll be in my thirties if that happens.

As for sequel ideas, I read every post, and loved most of the ideas. I liked the whole thing about tribal feud or something, but I don’t think it would hold up to the original, where it was 1000 to 1 odds, and they were fighting gunships with bows and arrows. Although, it would let for viewing more of Pandora’s inspiring landscape, Na’vi culture and connection to nature, and Jake’s and Neytiri’s relationship, which I would love to hear and see. I also like the idea about an avatar army that’s grown and they could battle the Na’vi. Lastly I like the idea about a rival company for the RDA, maybe a “green” one, and the humans redeeming themselves, many weren’t bad, just mislead ( although there were trigger happy morons, and mercenaries).

I don’t think the RDA should come back, if they just sent them away. They may have the means to blow and obliterate every living thing within 30 clicks of Hells Gate from the ISV in the sky, but that’s not much of a story. I think the RDA should find another planet, moon, or asteroid that is uninhabited and has Unobtanium and just realize that its easer to just mine it there (there are lots of reasons why they couldn’t come back that’s just one). As for the equipment they had to leave behind in hells gate it probably not that big of a deal for the largest and richest company in the world, and it looked like they brought a lot of stuff back with them. I like the base of the idea for the Na’vi to learn about some of the technology left on hells gate, but those things will wear out, and run down over time, and I would rather the movie concentrate on the Na’vi’s connection and living in unison with nature.

I really don’t have what it takes as a writer to create ideas and story to live up to the first Avatar movie (at least not yet).

Maybe there could be a tribal feud with another Na’vi tribe or tribes so when another company or government (human or Alien) comes to colonize Pandora (and take its resources) they don’t have the help of all the tribes to beat them. Then humans can redeem themselves by helping the Na’vi unite then fight the enemy.

Or
Have the whole conflict stay within Pandora’s atmosphere. Where a Na’vi tribe or maybe a beginning of a Na’vi nation, from another continent comes and then there is a shortage of resources because of the new tribe’s large numbers and the new tribe doesn’t care. Then there is conflict.
Basically all the new story has to have is Jake, and Neytiri, Pandora’s amazing landscape, the Na’vi and there unison/connection with nature and a new villain to create conflict (I would still watch a second avatar movie if there was very little no conflict, I just don’t think it would be as amazingly breath taking as the first.)


Note: I doubt that anyone important related to the production to the movie looks at this blog (or at least seriously) , but they should, listing to the people will let you bring them what they want to see, and there are some amazing and original ideas on some of these kinds of blogs and sites. If there was one thing I could tell James Cameron it would be, by creating motives like Avatar he and his peers inspire thousands (me being one of them) to become interested in film making.

Amaan

I Hope to GOD he makes this the new Star Wars, the movie that keeps coming out for the next Decade, this is the most Amazing movie ive ever seen, and think about this movie every day, wishing I could be in the life of Jake Sully, I hope he makes another Sequel in the next Year!

niels

i really hope that James Cameron will make a Avatar 2 ure something like that...atleast with the na´vi people and the same characters. That movie really did something to me so i really hope James is up for one more Avatar movie :)

blackarrow300

will some one put a new comment up?!

Evongelo

Mr. Cameron needs to really sit down and think about Avatar 2. he took what was it like 15 years to develope Avatar. i am not saying i want him to repeat that amount of time, but he needs to make sure he makes another story that is just as well though out, in depth, and carefuly constructed...which i have no doubt he will!
There will be new characters i am certain, but they need to be just as individual and well developed as the original cast of Avatar. we new who jake was, who grace was, norm, neytiri, and every other person. we got them, we understood them, and that my friends is jenious at work. now that just needs to be repeated. no presure Mr. Cameron. no but really i don't have any doubts a sequal will be just as good if not better. and thats because he built such a great foundation.

Evongelo

Mr.Leg8,
i dont kno if you will see this post but i like your ideas. i too have enjoyed james cameron's movies. the funny thing is is that i didn't realize until Avatar that Mr. Cameron was behind some of my favorate movies like Titanic and Terminator lol. i guess i just wasn't old enough until now to pay attention to who directs the movies i enjoy.

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