James Cameron has opened his yapper again about the Avatar sequels, which were announced soon after the first film made serious clams at the box office. He told Fox News:
"We’re shooting two films back-to-back, so I’m writing two scripts, not one, which will complete a [three]-film story arc - not really a trilogy, but just an overall character arc so I’m pretty excited about that. We’re doing a lot of preliminary work right now on new software and new animation techniques and so on. We’re creating a new facility in Manhattan Beach so everybody that’s not already dead is coming back." When asked if that left it open for more than 3 films he said, "There’s always an expectation…My job is take the audience on a journey and entertain them. The second I am sitting down writing, I just go to Pandora. I don’t think about that stuff, about standing on a red carpet. It has its own life, really. The characters have their own lives."
If Cameron wants 3D to survive the next couple of years he better get to making the films pronto. Audiences are not willing to pay the extra money for subpar productions - judging by the slow box office returns for the likes of Green Lantern.