Avatar producer teases the four sequels: “The connected story arc creates an even larger epic saga”

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Despite the very long wait – Avatar came out in 2009 to break box-office records – the sequel is almost upon us. So did it take that long? In large part, says producer John Landau, it was down to Avatar 5 to write not one but four scripts for a planned series of sequels.

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“The script is the blueprint we work with,” Landau tells Total Film Magazine As part of our massive 2022 preview. “So a big part of our time was writing … with the challenge that each of those four scripts had to resolve itself individually in a story that ends with a huge emotional resolution – But when you look at them as a whole, the connected story of all the four films makes for an even bigger epic saga.”

Avatar 2 — which stars James Cameron (pictured exclusively below on set with Sam Worthington) as director — picks up exclusively with the Sully family, and as much time elapses in the world of the story as reality. Already happened. Jake (Worthington) and Netiri (Zoe Saldana) are now parents.


“I think the story of Avatar 2, and the strength of the story, is what Jim [Cameron] always does in any of his films: he writes in universal themes that are bigger than any one genre,” Landau explains. “And if you think about it, there really isn’t a more universal theme than family. At the center of each of our sequels is the Sully family. What activities do parents go through to protect their families?

Sully’s idyllic life is interrupted when the RDA mining operation returns to Pandora, forcing Jake to move the family to the reef “considered as a safe harbor”. “And when you get to the rock, there’s a clan we call the Metkayna,” continues Landau. “The Sullys are no longer in the environment they know, the rainforest. They become fish from water. They become fish from water, both culturally and environmentally.”

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Avatar 2 is slated to hit the theaters on 16th December 2022. For more from Landau on the upcoming film, get a copy of the new issue of total movie Stands when it hits Thursday, December 9. This issue features Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam on the cover and covers the biggest films to come next year.

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