Avatar: James Cameron's Ostensibly Revolutionary Spacey 3D Cinematic D&D Campaign


#1461

That’s has nothing to do with Marvel themselves. All that happened after they sold themselves to Disney.

The first Ironman came out in 2008. Disney did not buy Marvel until 2009, so saying that had nothing to do with Marvel is incorrect.


#1462

From what I read originally, the new movies will be, essentially, “from the Avatar universe”. The first sequel will be a whole new planet (a water world). Not sure if that means the folks from the original Avatar will show up, or if we’ll have a whole new set of characters. Although I guess the “A” on the logo shows the same flying thingy that was used by the main character in the first movie.

A sequel that doesn’t include a single of the original characters could be interesting.


#1463

I didn’t realize that about the X-Men and Deadpool deals. So Marvel just sold them off for a lump sum? They don’t earn any recurring licensing fees or a percentage of the take? Man, they must have been in dire straights. It’s kind of hard to remember a time when comic book properties were regarded as cinematic rubbish.

Certainly more interesting than the movie that did have the original characters.

ZING!

-Tom


#1464

I don’t think the sequels (at least not the first one) will have original characters and places.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Stephen Lang are in the sequel. Unless Cameron is doing the American Horror Story thing and using the same actors for different characters, I think we’re going back to Pandora.


#1465

I think their deal with X-men sounds pretty lousy. They’re not getting that back anytime soon. No one wants to make new characters for the IP because Fox auto owns them… at last that’s what I was told anyway. They didn’t just sell what they had they sold what others would create in the future. I certainly don’t speak legalese.


#1466

I assumed they were going to have adventures in and around the ocean on the same world.


#1467

Forest world, water world, desert world, ice world, and lava world. This isn’t a D&D campaign it’s a platformer!


#1468

Sounds more like Star Wars to me…


#1469

Ah, that reminds me of Atari SwordQuest:Earthword, Fireworld, Wat-- you get the idea… and the excellent, beautifully drawn comics that accompanied them.


#1470

Awesome - thanks for that link!


#1471

And the game was like the comic come to life!


#1472

Cameron was quoted somewhere (I paraphrase [I][B]very[/B][/I] loosely :)) as saying “The first movie did well but no one really cared about it and no one remembers it anymore. The bastards. I’ll show them.” I got the distinct impression he was making the sequels as punishment for a public who didn’t offer enough adulation to his genius.


#1473

“quoted somewhere” “I paraphrase very loosely” “I got the distinct impression” Nothing personal, but all of that gives your “information” zero basis in reality. I feel like Im stuck at a Trump rally.


#1474

This is the original viral tweet:

It’s a hoax. James Cameron did NOT say he was making the sequels in response to a different tweet about Avatar’s fleeting impact on popular culture.

“I have no idea if this is accurate, but I HOPE it is,” is the sentiment that typically accompanies this screenshot whenever someone shares it. And so it is with the deepest regret that I must crush everyone’s dreams and inform you that it is not, in fact, accurate. It’s a joke.

The tweet the screenshot is referring to does exist. It’s by the comedy writer Dana Schwartz, and it went viral shortly after she wrote it in December 2015.


#1475

Ah, Cameron has changed the plot since I read the whole “each movie will be on another planet. The first sequel will focus on an ocean planet”. Here is his quote of the change of direction


#1476

Sam Worthington drops some info.

[quote]
“They’re going to be shooting concurrently. The plan is to have some time in between, I think, but these things are always ambiguous until they start. We’re still set to start in the summer, though. James needed time to perfect the scripts. Whenever he says jump I go because he’s the man. I’ve read all the scripts, they’re great. This is going to be Jake eight years later, and he’s got a family now.

This film is going to be like nothing you’ve ever seen. The world is bigger than the first one, but essentially, it’s a movie about family. Jake will still have that essence of a kid seeing the world for the first time, but he’s been living in the world for a while now, so what’s this world he’s seeing now for the first time? The film will explore that within this family dynamic.”[/quote]


#1477

BIg fan of Avatar. I really enjoyed that movie for what it was… but I’ve seen lots of movies about families and bigger is not always better. I usually dislike Worthington’s interviews, although I’m sure he can only say so much at this point.


#1478

All of Cameron’s movies are love stories or about family, Sam’s not cracking open any revelations. How many Avatar sequels are there now anyway? I’ve lost count.


#1479

Only one. The Legend of Korra was pretty good, so I’m hoping for others.


#1480

I hate +likes. But you get one for this.