Weaver ready for Avatar sequels

If you’ve any spare cash lying around, invest in manufacturers of blue face paint. Director James Cameron is planning to make Avatar sequels until the world is heartily fed up of the woad-daubed aliens.

Apparently Cameron is planning to shoot three sequels to the hit film at the same time, cashing in quickly while public interest remains warm. Avatar made a phenomenal $2 billion at the box-office world wide, making it the biggest grossing film of all time.

Cameron, never the shy and retiring type, is relishing the success. He wrote, directed and co-produced the first film, which was originally intended to be the first in a trilogy. Once the figures started coming in, Cameron saw no reason to restrict the number of sequels. "I'm in the Avatar business. Period," he said, according to Movieweb. "That's it. I'm making Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4, and I'm not going to produce other people's movies for them."

Sigourney Weaver will presumably be giving up a large chunk of her life to resume her central role. She has no idea about the shooting schedules or the scripts for the sequels. "I just show up,” she said, adding that filming starts in the autumn. Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will also return.

Avatar was acclaimed for its technological breakthroughs on initial release, although few predicted its immense commercial success. Many were surprised at its ecological and anti-war messages given some of Cameron’s previous work. This was the man who brought us Terminator, after all.

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