James Cameron has revealed that if he moves forward with ‘Avatar 4,’ he has plans to make the film a prequel to his acclaimed 2009 sci-fi movie ‘Avatar,’ MTV is reporting. While the filmmaker was talking to the network during a press event for ‘Titanic’s home video release, with the Blu-ray and DVD hitting stores tomorrow, he said a fourth film in the ‘Avatar’ franchise is a possibility.

With producer Jon Landau saying the second and third ‘Avatar’ movies being shot back-to-back, Cameron added that he hasn’t officially started writing ‘Avatar 4’ yet. But the third sequel “basically goes back to the early expeditions of Pandora, and kind of what went wrong with the humans and the Na’vi and what that was like to be an explorer and living in that world.”

Cameron added that ‘Avatar’ showed the Na’vi 35 years into their colonization on Pandora. Making a prequel “is a logical thing to do because we’ll have completed the thematic arc by the end of three. The only thing left to do is go back to see what it was like on those first expeditions and create some new characters that then become legacy characters in later films.”

Before Cameron can even think about filming ‘Avatar 4,’ he wants to simplify the process of creating the visually complex Pandora in the first two sequels. “We don’t want it to be done in the same prototypical way as the first one, we want it to be a much smoother workflow just for creativity reasons,” the director also said.

Written by: Karen Benardello

James Cameron Reveals Avatar 4 Being Planned As a Prequel

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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