In an interview with the website Showbiz 411, Sigourney Weaver said that James Cameron plans to shoot three sequels to “Avatar,” with each one being shot simultaneously:
That’s right: they’re making three sequels to the blue 3D phenom all at the same time. Weaver says she has no idea how long it will take, or how it’s going to work. “I just show up,” she said.
This strikes me as a little weird, because, as Guyism's K. Thor Jenson points out, Weaver's character died in the first “Avatar.” Barring some weird, New Age-y plot twist in which magical Pandora powers turn her into conscious tree or something, how will she be in any sequels? Does this mean that at least one or two of the movies Cameron is filming are actually prequels?
Another issue I have concerns the possible technology changes as Cameron shoots these films. In a few years, even “Avatar” will begin to look dated (watch the first “Spider-Man” and then “The Avengers” to see what I mean.) How will Cameron be able to adapt new technologies into the massive projects without it looking like a mishmash of different time periods in CGI development? So many questions.