Director James Cameron has hinted that he may shoot his two Avatar sequels back-to-back into a single production, saying “We’re actually talking about that. That’s not a decision yet,” he said. “That is something that makes a lot of sense, given the nature of these productions, because we can bank all the [motion] capture and then go back and do cameras over a period of time.”
Avatar creator Cameron, says that after making some deals for two sequels he will start production – or at least planning – when he has finished his Avatar novel. “What I’m working on primarily is the novel” and “presumably, once the novel is nailed down, work will begin in earnest on getting the sequel going.” Which will be soon, hopefully.
Story wise we know little other than they will be a continuation of the characters introduced in the first – a.k.a Jake and Neytiri. Cameron also plans to widen the universe while exploring distant moons and the vast out-lands of Pandora — mainly focusing on the seas on Pandora. And as for baddies, Cameron plans to keep the humans (the army basically) as the main protagonists, saying “I expect that those nasty humans didn’t go away forever.”
There is confirmation that actors Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will return for future sequels, as well as Stephen Lang who played Colonel Miles Quaritch also believes that his character could make a return. “You think those two arrows in my chest are going to stop me from coming back?” Lang told Entertainment Weekly, “Nothing’s over so long as they’ve got my DNA.”