Speaking to the LA Times, director James Cameron revealed some new details about what we can expect when he gets around to making another billion dollars with an Avatar sequel. Namely, that the film will be making the same jump in content that Teach Your Baby To Swim made between 101 and 201: going UNDERWATER.
We created a broad canvas for the environment of film. That’s not just on Pandora, but throughout the Alpha Centauri AB system. And we expand out across that system and incorporate more into the story – not necessarily in the second film, but more toward a third film. I’ve already announced this, so I might as well say it: Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora. And I’m going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won’t be a rain forest. I’m not saying we won’t see what we’ve already seen; we’ll see more of that as well.
Didn't George Lucas already do the whole "filling in obvious script deficiencies with more environment changes than a Mario Bros. game" thing with the Star Wars prequels? Oh well. I'll try to hold out hope for Avatar 3: Colonel Quaritch's Castle.
(Thanks, + Christian)