There has been some new news on the Avatar front from Collider.com (via Latino Review). First and foremost, James Cameron has announced that there will a fourth Avatar film and it will be a prequel. Which is something I thought might happen. It just seemed a little to convenient for me that Jake (Sam Worthington) was a twin brother, who just happened to be a Marine. I always thought Colonel Quaritch (Stephen Lang) had something to do with his brother’s death.
The other big news/ rumor is that James Cameron wants long time collaborator Arnold Schwarzenegger to play the new bad guy in the film. This re-teaming makes sense, but doesn’t really fit into the world that James Cameron has created. If anyone can get a great performance out of Schwarzenegger, it is Cameron. We have months if not years to see how this all pans out.
Avatar 2, Avatar 3, and the prequel Avatar 4 start shooting simultaneously in 2014 with Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana returning.
Avatar 2 is scheduled for December 2016 release.