James Cameron Reveals A Huge Detail About Avatar 2

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James Cameron revealed that he trashed the original script for Avatar 2.

By James Brizuela
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James Cameron recently revealed in an interview that he scrapped an entire script for Avatar 2, which led to writing a brand-new version that took a year of his time. No one can knock the director for wanting to make sure that the sequel films are going to be the best possible versions, as he spent that year writing a brand-new story. We all wondered why it had taken so long between the original movie and the sequel to be released, but now we kind of understand why.

According to James Cameron on Avatar 2:

“All films work on different levels. The first is surface, which is character, problem and resolution. The second is thematic. What is the movie trying to say? But ‘Avatar’ also works on a third level, the subconscious. I wrote an entire script for the sequel, read it and realized that it did not get to level three. Boom. Start over. That took a year.”

The good news is that James Cameron has completed Avatar 2, and the original film is now being rereleased all over the world. While some might not see the value in going back to see the original film, it was remastered with 4K resolution, and it has been revealed that further footage for the sequel is being played at the end of the film. For those who cannot wait till December to see the sequel, you can go watch the Avatar rerelease to catch whatever footage from the sequel Cameron has decided to add.

James Cameron is steadily busy while we patiently wait for Avatar 2 to be released, as the director is already working on the third, fourth, and fifth movies. All the sequel films are going to be released in two years increments, which likely gives him enough time to direct, edit, and deal with whatever possible hurdles pop up in between that. Having to scrap an entire script and start over could be one of those hurdles. However, it does seem like things are going well right now, as Cameron is currently busy working on the production of the fourth film.

Avatar was originally released in 2009 and skyrocketed into the highest-grossing film in cinema history. There are lofty ambitions from James Cameron for Avatar 2, though the man has expressed that he wishes the second film had not taken so long to release. Having to wait 13 years is a long time, but from the trailer online, it might be worth the wait.

Avatar 2 and James Cameron are bringing back fan-favorite actors Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, and Giovani Ribisi. All held important roles in the original film, though it is odd to see Stephen Lang returning as Miles Quaritch, considering he was killed at the end of the first film. Well, that is what we were led to believe, and we are sure that story is going to be explained in the sequel film.

Avatar 2 follows Jake Sully, as he now has a family that he must protect. We would assume he is now the clan leader of the Na’vi, and he must go to great lengths to ensure that his people and family stay safe. The military seems to be right back to where we left them, as giant mech suits and personnel in the bodies of the Na’vi have been shown in the trailer. We are a bit worried that James Cameron might be bringing in the same type of story for Avatar 2, but that is just an assumption at this point, and we are more than excited to see where he takes the story when the film debuts on December 16th.