If the technical aspect wasn't enough reason for the delay, Cameron also said that writing two scripts is hard work. "It’s a little bit of a daunting writing task because it’s two scripts and they’ve both gotta be done at the same time," said Cameron about "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3," which will be shot back-to-back. Cameron also admitted that the writing process is more difficult because he doesn't want to run the risk of creating another "Matrix: Reloaded."
"I’m writing it as separate stories that have an overall arc inclusive of the first film," Cameron said. "I don’t want to suffer from the 'Matrix 2' problem, where it just ends, like, what the hell? It’s gotta end. There’s gotta be a sense of conclusion, but also a sense that the journey will continue, and that’s a fine line."
James Cameron Creating Ocean Ecosystem for the Avatar Sequels
He added that "there isn't a direct map between the deep ocean exploration that I've done and the ocean stuff that we're doing in the 'Avatar' films. However, I'm going to continue in the future making documentaries and continuing explorations stuff as well because I'm always fascinated by that. We don't have to explore the coral reefs at this point because we understand them very well. We also understand that they're dying and they're ultimately doomed if we don't change our profligate ways.
"I hope that explains it, 'cause people have connected the dots directly together. 'Oh, going to the challenger deep has a direct connection to what we're going to see in Avatar 2,' and that's not the case at all. It's all the scuba diving I did before I even started the deep ocean stuff that has more of a direct connection to Avatar 2 & 3, which by the way won't take place completely in or under the water. That's just part of the environment of Pandora that we're going to see.
Pour que les films plaise au public chinois (et aux autorités chinoises) et soit distribué en Chine, AVATAR 2 et 3 contiendront sans doute des Na'vis chinois, interprétés par des acteurs chinois qui parleront anglais avec l'accent chinois.
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