James Cameron has at all times been a filmmaker with a imaginative and prescient – a director who sees and imagines prospects that the remainder of us can’t. And after altering the sport with Avatar, taking a high-concept authentic concept and turning it into the highest-grossing movie of all time, his subsequent imaginative and prescient was to create an epic new four-film saga set in the identical universe, telling an enormous story on the glowing planet of Pandora. The primary of these movies, Avatar: The Approach Of Water, hits cinemas this December, and the as-yet-untitled third movie is ready to comply with in 2024, having shot back-to-back. Down the road, Avatar 4 and 5 will go into manufacturing, additionally deliberate to movie collectively. However whereas this entire endeavour was Cameron’s concept, one factor that’s much less sure is whether or not he’ll be the one to direct these last two movies.
Talking to Empire within the upcoming world-exclusive Avatar: The Approach Of Water concern, the legendary filmmaker opened up about his plans for the later motion pictures within the sequence – together with the chance that he could appoint another person to convey the saga to its conclusion. “The Avatar movies themselves are sort of all-consuming,” Cameron admits. “I’ve obtained another issues I’m growing as effectively which might be thrilling. I believe finally over time – I don’t know if that’s after three or after 4 – I’ll wish to move the baton to a director that I belief to take over, so I can go do another stuff that I’m additionally enthusiastic about. Or perhaps not. I don’t know.” Beforehand, Cameron handed throughout Alita: Battle Angel – a mission he lengthy deliberate to adapt for the display screen – to director Robert Rodriguez, whereas remaining on board as govt producer and co-writer.
Nonetheless, Avatar is Cameron’s personal world – and he sounds notably enthused about the place the story goes within the later motion pictures. “Every little thing I have to say about household, about sustainability, about local weather, concerning the pure world, the themes which might be necessary to me in actual life and in my cinematic life, I can say on this canvas,” he explains. “I obtained extra excited as I went alongside. Film 4 is a corker. It’s a motherfucker. I really hope I get to make it. However it is determined by market forces. Three is within the can so it’s popping out regardless. I actually hope that we get to make 4 and 5 as a result of it’s one huge story, in the end.”The saga is just simply starting – let James Cameron’s subsequent epic imaginative and prescient begin.
Empire’s Avatar: The Approach Of Water concern hits newsstands on Thursday 7 July, with unparalleled entry to the movie and its solid and crew – heading to Cameron’s Lightstorm HQ and speaking to the director himself, in addition to producer Jon Landau, stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, and lots extra. Plus, it’s stacked with never-before-seen photographs, opening up the world of Pandora like by no means earlier than. Pre-order a replica on-line right here – and keep tuned to empireonline.com for extra main exclusives. Avatar: The Approach Of Water involves UK cinemas from 16 December.