I guess the discussion about the sequels went into the original movie’s thread. Good to have one separate.
I’ll just reiterate what I posted there -
Betting against Jim Cameron is dumb. His track record in film is amazing.
I don’t understand making however many new Avatar movies they’re making. I honestly have never heard someone say they wanted to know more about that world. It didn’t have huge merchandising appeal, and it came out 11 years ago. The time for a sequel was 2012.
But again, Cameron does find a way to turn these ideas that seem silly into really entertaining movies. I certainly didn’t believe that you could turn Titanic into a spectacle film that made as much as it did.
So I dunno what to think. I guess I’d predict that it’ll be like the Matrix sequels. The first one will do very well (but not as well as the original), and then each successive one will do worse and worse.
I don’t think Avatar is Star Wars. I don’t think there’s multi-generational pop-cultural success to be had.