The answer is: Three. That’s three sequels to “Avatar”. All shot back-to-back-to-back, apparently. Or at least, that’s according to “Avatar” star Sigourney Weaver, who let the info slip out. Also according to Weaver, the first of the sequels will begin production as soon as this Fall.
In an article by Showbiz 411 about Weaver’s upcoming political show on cable TV called “Political Animals”, the conversation immediately switched to “Avatar”, which is where Weaver dropped the bomb.
Then she films “Avatar” 2, 3, and 4 with James Cameron. That’s right: they’re making three sequels to the blue 3D phenom all at the same time. Weaver says she has no idea how long it will take, or how it’s going to work. “I just show up,” she said. If “Political Animals” is renewed, USA will have to wait until all that’s over. And it’s not like Weaver is the only busy person in her household: husband director Jim Simpson is debuting a new play by A. R. Gurney at the Flea Theater this fall.
I really love how the article started off about “Avatar”, moved into “Political Animals”, then ended on “Avatar” again. I think it’s safe to say that the writer knows what’ll get the page views, and it ain’t about some show where Sigourney Weaver plays a fictional Hillary Clinton character.
But really? “Avatar” 2, 3, and 4 shot back-to-back-to-back? Hey, he’s James Cameron. I suppose he could make it happen.