Avatar 4 will be prequel, Battle Angel to follow in 2017


Is anyone else getting tired of all of this Avatar sequel news? Well, if not, here are a few more tidbits for ya. According to James Cameron himself, Avatar 4 is planned — and by planned I mean it is currently an inkling in Cameron’s noggin — to be a prequel to the entire franchise. In a recent interview with MTV he shed a little light on what he has planned: “I have an idea for a fourth. I haven’t really put pen to paper on it, but basically it goes back to the early expeditions of Pandora, and kind of what went wrong with the humans and the Na’vi and what that was like to be an explorer and living in that world.”

Yeah, I don’t know about everyone else, but Avatar is just a hair’s breadth away from going on my ‘things to be indifferent about’ list. On the one hand, I am astounded that one of the most mediocre spectacles in cinema history has three sequels in the works simultaneously, on the other, I know that’s exactly what Avatar was, a spectacle, and people went to go see it to have their eyes melted and bubbling in their skulls. I’ll even concede that it was impressive, but I can also confidently state I don’t really care if I ever see it again. 

So that brings us to the real bad news. Because Cameron is so wrapped up in the world of Pandora, his Battle Angel Alita project, of which he announced years ago, won’t be seen until at least 2017. For those unaware, Alita is about a reactivated cyborg bounty hunter and the man who rebuilt her as they traverse a post apocalyptic world. That sounds ten times better than Avatar, but we have to wait half of a decade and have blue cat people stuffed down our throats that entire time! So I’ll just go ahead and speak for everyone when I say NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

[via Collider]