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Avatar sequels "like doing all three Godfather films at the same time"

Den of Geek logoDen of Geek 19/04/2016 simonbrew

Avatar sequels "like doing all three Godfather films at the same time" © Den of Geek Avatar sequels "like doing all three Godfather films at the same time" James Cameron has been chatting about his plans to make four Avatar movies at pretty much the same time.

James Cameron confirmed last week that his plans for his Avatar sequels have expanded further, with the news that the number of follow-ups he's making is now up to four. Avatar 2 is due in cinemas at the end of 2018, whilst Avatar 5 will be wish us in 2023.

Cameron has expanded on what he's up to, and how he's going to be shooting the movies. "It's not back-to-back", he explained to Famous Monsters Of Filmland. "It's really all one big production. It's more the way you would shoot a miniseries".

As such, he'll be filming all of his Avatar scripts simultaneously.

"Monday I might be doing a scene from movie four, and Tuesday I’m doing a scene from movie one", he said. "We’re working across, essentially, eight hours of story. It’s going to be a big challenge to keep it all fixed in our minds, exactly where we are, across that story arc at any given point".

"It’s going to be probably the most challenging thing I’ve ever done. I’m sure the actors will be challenged by that as well. It’s like 'no, no, no, no, this person hasn’t died yet, so you’re still in this phase of your life'".

"It’s like doing all three Godfather films at the same time", he added.

Cameron also confirmed that the reason the films are coming out generally a couple of years apart is that "I don't want to go head-to-head with Star Wars. That would be stupid. And hopefully they don't want to go head-to-head with us".

Filming kicks off on the four Avatar movies later this year, we'd imagine.

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