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02.03.2010

Multibazillionaire media overlord Rupert Murdoch clearly knows what the people want (to pay for). He says that News Corp (the conglomerate that owns Fox and a substantial percentage of everything, everywhere) is in early talks with filmmaker James Cameron about a sequel to AVATAR.

This news comes as a surprise to subhumans who don't understand the concept of money, seeing as how the movie has grossed $2 billion and has topped the box office chart for a couple of months.

As we've heard, Cameron already has some thoughts on where a sequel could go, and "how to branch out into the other moons of Polyphemus [the giant planet that Pandora orbits]."

But would it be creatively satisfying enough for Cameron to return to that section of the universe he fabricated? It's not like he does things for money -- the guy spent the last decade underwater and/or playing with new tech.

Still, Murdoch says that "both sides" want to make another one. And so do the countless patrons who keep going to see the first one over and over.

Those viewers will be able to watch the Na'vi bounding around their living room in the near future... but not in three dimensions. Murdoch says the DVD will arrive before the end of their fiscal year (June 30th), but "it won't be a 3D DVD release as that technology isn't developed enough yet" (although I'm sure they wouldn't say that if Fox manufactured 3D televisions). A 3D version will come out further down the line.

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Extra Tidbit: I've heard the original plan was for AVATAR on DVD as early as April, but with the movie still rocketing along in theaters, that could slide a bit.
Source: THR

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6:44PM on 02/03/2010

AVATAR 2

Anxious to hear what the sequel will be about, at this point I can't picture them making a sequel to this monster of a film, if it were up to me I'd leave it alone.
Anxious to hear what the sequel will be about, at this point I can't picture them making a sequel to this monster of a film, if it were up to me I'd leave it alone.
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10:58AM on 02/03/2010
Internet forums can bitch as much as they'd like about how they hate how well Avatar has done, how Hollywood is going 3-D crazy and how James Cameron is the devil. Honestly, who cares? Most of us enjoyed the film, even in 3-D, obviously there is going to be a sequel, if not many, and I'm sure no matter how much we whine and complain, Avatar 2 will be successful enough that we can bitch about Avatar 3
Internet forums can bitch as much as they'd like about how they hate how well Avatar has done, how Hollywood is going 3-D crazy and how James Cameron is the devil. Honestly, who cares? Most of us enjoyed the film, even in 3-D, obviously there is going to be a sequel, if not many, and I'm sure no matter how much we whine and complain, Avatar 2 will be successful enough that we can bitch about Avatar 3
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10:32AM on 02/03/2010
michael bay for the sequel! entourage style.
michael bay for the sequel! entourage style.
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10:56AM on 02/03/2010
EXPLOSIONS EVERYWHERE!!!!!
EXPLOSIONS EVERYWHERE!!!!!
9:47AM on 02/03/2010
It's amazing how well Avatar is doing, yet how much everyone hates it.
It's amazing how well Avatar is doing, yet how much everyone hates it.
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5:07AM on 02/03/2010

Meh...

I want the Battle Angel Alita 3D extravaganza... a hardcore R version. He's the king of movies currently so it would be awesome if he went back to his dark R action film roots just for a sec... then perhaps an Avatar sequel.
I want the Battle Angel Alita 3D extravaganza... a hardcore R version. He's the king of movies currently so it would be awesome if he went back to his dark R action film roots just for a sec... then perhaps an Avatar sequel.
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3:59AM on 02/03/2010
i'm sure there is another story to be told,but they should tread carefully it so could turn into a cluster fuck if rushed.
i'm sure there is another story to be told,but they should tread carefully it so could turn into a cluster fuck if rushed.
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3:11AM on 02/03/2010
As long as Cameron writes the sequel I am all for it. Good god that bastard knows how to give you a second helping.
As long as Cameron writes the sequel I am all for it. Good god that bastard knows how to give you a second helping.
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3:09AM on 02/03/2010
Seems a bit dumb to release it on DVD so soon. ET is still the 4th highest grossing movie of all time domestically (yeah on ticket sales :P) thanks largely to the fact Spielberg chose to keep it as a theatrical release for years. Guess Fox think all the profits on the 2D version will be lost to pirates if they wait. Yarrrr!
Seems a bit dumb to release it on DVD so soon. ET is still the 4th highest grossing movie of all time domestically (yeah on ticket sales :P) thanks largely to the fact Spielberg chose to keep it as a theatrical release for years. Guess Fox think all the profits on the 2D version will be lost to pirates if they wait. Yarrrr!
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2:33AM on 02/03/2010

If it has a better story this time around

Then I'm in.
Then I'm in.
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1:32AM on 02/03/2010
Think about how he made Aliens.
Think about how he made Terminator 2.

CAMERON DOES SEQUELS THE BEST!
He takes the goods from the first, makes them better, and then adds a bunch of new awesome elements to make it more badass.
Think about how he made Aliens.
Think about how he made Terminator 2.

CAMERON DOES SEQUELS THE BEST!
He takes the goods from the first, makes them better, and then adds a bunch of new awesome elements to make it more badass.
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1:24AM on 02/03/2010
There are some movies that scream sequel. That is because they are character driven or left open for another movie, Chronicles of Riddick for example. Even though, I haven't seen this movie it sounds to me that they are just going to make another to simply capitalize on this one making tons of money. If Fox is so high about getting this out why don't they get Deadpool out and not screw it up?
There are some movies that scream sequel. That is because they are character driven or left open for another movie, Chronicles of Riddick for example. Even though, I haven't seen this movie it sounds to me that they are just going to make another to simply capitalize on this one making tons of money. If Fox is so high about getting this out why don't they get Deadpool out and not screw it up?
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1:07AM on 02/03/2010
I loved Avatar, what a great time at the movies...but I'm not gonna rush out to watch the sequel. Much like Jurassic Park should've done, it should stay as one film...but the financiers are smacking their lips at the possibility of making themselves another couple hundred million dollars so I guess it's inevitable.
I loved Avatar, what a great time at the movies...but I'm not gonna rush out to watch the sequel. Much like Jurassic Park should've done, it should stay as one film...but the financiers are smacking their lips at the possibility of making themselves another couple hundred million dollars so I guess it's inevitable.
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12:51AM on 02/03/2010
I like how it's the same 5 or 6 Avatar haters on every single article talking about how much they hated it. Funny. I enjoyed it even tho it had some obvious flaws, but I'm not on every article blasting it. We get it.

Anyway, the original was a solid movie but do we really need another? I'm sure there's endless possibilities but I'm uncertain on a sequel right now.
I like how it's the same 5 or 6 Avatar haters on every single article talking about how much they hated it. Funny. I enjoyed it even tho it had some obvious flaws, but I'm not on every article blasting it. We get it.

Anyway, the original was a solid movie but do we really need another? I'm sure there's endless possibilities but I'm uncertain on a sequel right now.
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4:34PM on 02/03/2010
Well, It's the only thing that's being reported on this site, everyday now. Not much else we can comment on - without trying to stay within in the community spotlight. Know what I'm saying?
Well, It's the only thing that's being reported on this site, everyday now. Not much else we can comment on - without trying to stay within in the community spotlight. Know what I'm saying?
12:49AM on 02/03/2010
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12:47AM on 02/03/2010
did 'dances with wolves' ever have a sequel ?
did 'dances with wolves' ever have a sequel ?
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3:32AM on 02/03/2010
yes.
it was called the fox trot.
*rimshot!*
yes.
it was called the fox trot.
*rimshot!*
4:04AM on 02/03/2010
it was talked about for a few years but thank god Costners career went south and so did the sequel.
it was talked about for a few years but thank god Costners career went south and so did the sequel.
9:48AM on 02/03/2010
yes Avatar.
yes Avatar.
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12:36AM on 02/03/2010
navi high school!
navi high school!
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12:18AM on 02/03/2010

Agreed

I agree, needs a Reboot. Bring in the Twilight Kids. Stan Lee will endorse it.
I agree, needs a Reboot. Bring in the Twilight Kids. Stan Lee will endorse it.
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12:15AM on 02/03/2010
Avaturd should be re-booted cause why not? everything else is these days.
Avaturd should be re-booted cause why not? everything else is these days.
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