Director James Cameron reveals the intensive development process and how he hopes Avatar: The Way Of Water can help conserve the oceans.
Thirteen years after Avatar first appeared in cinemas, the story continues with the upcoming Avatar: The Way of Water. Director and writer James Cameron creates a new story with Jake Sully and Neytiri and their family. When the humans return to Pandora, it will be more dangerous than ever, and Jake and Neytiri must do whatever it takes to protect the family they’ve built.
“I had already decided I wanted to do a trilogy, now it turns out it’s a quadrilogy, if that’s the right word. But I had to have a starting point,” Cameron said.
Avatar: The Way Of Water, as big a hit as the first?
Over the past thirteen years, Cameron developed Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4, fully crafting each story before bringing the world of Pandora back to the big screen. Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldaña will reprise their roles as Jake Sully and Neytiri, respectively, in Avatar: The Way of Water. Stephen Lang will return as a different version of his character, and Sigourney Weaver will play a whole new character.
“It’s different. Being a father changes your whole perception of life. That’s kind of what I had in mind when I wrote Avatar 2,” James Cameron said.
Screen Rant spoke with James Cameron about Avatar: The Way of Water. Cameron explained his extensive development process, which included writing 800 pages of notes before even starting the script. Cameron also shared his passion for the ocean and how he hopes the film will inspire people to fight for ocean conservation.
You can watch the full interview below.