James Cameron Shares New Details On The Cancelled Avatar Sequel

By Pratik

 Nov 11,2022

Avatar: The Way of Water was not the first sequel James Cameron was going to create. 

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In September, the director announced that the sequel was originally named Avatar: The High Ground However, it was only recently that he provided more information about the script and the reasons it was canceled.

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Avatar: The Way of Water is scheduled to be released 13 years after the release of Avatar which remains the top film at the box office, even after 10 years.

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Although Avatar: The Way of Water is predicted to earn lower than the previous film at the national theater, the film promises a huge haul of about $650 million. 

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Avatar: The Way of Water's previews have revealed that the film is just as stunning as the original film, which was the reason why it was initially a draw for people to theaters initially.

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In a recent magazine, Total Film magazine, Cameron was reported to have discussed his process of development to make the follow-up. 

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He spoke in detail regarding one of his scripts that were scrapped which was actually written before he decided to go ahead and made a fresh start. 

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"I was working with a team of writers. We had a lot of ideas. We kept trying to corral it into a box and it never quite fit," Cameron declared. 

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"So at a certain point, I said, 'I'll just finish it, and see if it's a movie.' I did. It came out, I think, at 130 pages. It was like, 'Man, this is a great story. This is a hell of a read. '"

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But Cameron said that the script was discarded due to the fact that it wasn't in line with the Avatar mold. 

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"It was missing one of those critical elements about sequels, which is that it didn't go enough into the unexpected," Cameron explained.  

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