For fans wanting to know what happened to human-turned-avatar/Na’vi hybrid Jake Sully, director James Cameron says they will get their answer and more with three follow-up sequels to the 2009 fantasy-epic.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Cameron finally revealed new details about the storyline behind his highly anticipated Avatar sequel.
“It [Avatar] was very Jake-centric. His story seen through his eyes,” Cameron said. “We spread it around quite a bit more as we go forward. It’s really the story of his family, the family that he creates on Pandora. His extended family. So think of it as a family saga like The Godfather.”
Cameron also said that Sully and co. will be staying on Pandora, although he entertained the idea of exploring new worlds.
“It’s going to be a lot of new imagery and a lot of new environments and creatures across Pandora,” Cameron said. “We’re blowing it out all over the place. At first I thought I was going to take it onto other worlds as well, in the same solar system, but it turned out not to be necessary. I mean the Pandora that we have imagined will be a fantasy land that is going to occupy people for decades to come, the way I see it.”
Cameron announced Monday that he will be returning to New Zealand to film the sequels, beginning in 2015, with a release date aimed for Christmas 2016. Cameron said he also hopes to release the two subsequent films in late 2017 and 2018.