James Cameron Figures Out How To Keep Making Avatar Forever

By Kelly Conaboy / September 10, 2012

While we sit here, still many torturous years away from Avatar 2, it’s hard to even imagine all of the great ideas brewing in James Cameron’s head for Avatars 3 through ∞. Will the Avatars make out with the humans? Will the blue stuff come off of them by mistake? Will they celebrate Christmas together and overcome all the emotional baggage? Will the humans finally crack the code? Will I ever actually see Avatar? (No!) WHO KNOWS! The answer is: James Cameron. James knows about the future (past) of Avatar and his idea is perfect. From MTV:

“I have an idea for a fourth,” Cameron told MTV News when we caught up with him at a press event for “Titanic.” (A new collector’s edition of the record-breaking movie hits home video on September 10.) “I haven’t really put pen to paper on it, but basically it goes back to the early expeditions of Pandora, and kind of what went wrong with the humans and the Na’vi and what that was like to be an explorer and living in that world.”

“That will complete an arc and if that leads into more, we’ll start, not imitating ‘Star Wars,’ but it’s a logical thing to do because we’ll have completed the thematic arc by the end of three. The only thing left to do is go back to see what it was like on those first expeditions and create some new characters that then become legacy characters in later films. It’s a plan.”

Yup. That’s the only thing left to do. The last bit of unpacking we have to do in the Avatar universe, before we can start on all the other Avatar-related stuff that we have to do, NOT BECAUSE STAR WARS DID IT (AND IT WORKED OUT SO WELL FOR THAT FRANCHISE), but because the story demands it. It doesn’t even matter that we could never think of that idea in a million years. James Cameron has our blue Avatar tail backs. (Via Vulture.)