If you were hoping that we would see more of the universe in the four ‘Avatar‘ sequels then you’ll be severely disappointed. We’ve just learned that each of the follow-up films will be set on Pandora and it is unlikely that we’ll even see more of Earth. Director James Cameron has developed an epic story to continue his film franchise and from what we’ve heard, the sequels won’t just follow Jake and Neytiri but their Na’vi children as well.
Producer Jon Landau shared this detail in a new “Inside the Magic” interview where he says we’ll be staying on the planet that Stephen Lang’s character said, “wants to kill you and eat your guts for Jujubes.”
While we are only staying on Pandora in the upcoming films, that doesn’t mean it is the end to exploration or seeing new creatures. We’ve only seen one location and Na’vi tribe so far, and there will be quite a bit more to see going forward:
“As we’ve moved on with the sequels to Avatar, we made a very conscious decision to stage the whole four sequels on Pandora. We’re going to go to totally different environments; we’re going to meet different cultures. Just like our planet is as diverse culturally as we are environmentally, we want to introduce people to different cultures.”
The various clans introduced in the first film sound like it is just scratching the surface of what Pandora really has to offer. As for new environments, Landau also shares that “We don’t need to go to another world if we want water, we’re going to go to the oceans of Pandora.”
As for hints to other creatures that may appear in the sequels, you need look no further than Disney Animal Kingdom’s “Pandora: The World of Avatar.” As Landau states, “Some of those creatures that you see [on Flight of Passage] — don’t be surprised if they show up in the films.”
Are you looking forward to the upcoming four films sharing more of the world of Pandora? Do you think that the ‘Avatar’ sequels can build up their plot as to not just rely on amazing graphics to keep moviegoers interested? Share your thoughts below!