Good news “Avatar” fans– it looks like the next installment of the Fox franchise is moving closer to starting up production.
During an interview during an Australian radio show, the pic’s star Sam Worthington said he believes production on the sequel should happen by next October. He also added that most of the script has already been written by director James Cameron and that the recent screenwriting hires were only for polishing purposes.
“We are going to start this time next year and we will do two, three and four,” he told Australia radio station NovaFM. “In one shot, we’ll do them simultaneously. I’ll be grateful if it finishes.”
Fox recently announced that there would be three, not two, more sequels and that Cameron had hired screenwriters Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”), Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Rise of the Planets of the Apes”), and Shane Salerno (“Savages,” “Salinger”) to collaborate with him on the screenplays for “Avatar 2,” “Avatar 3″ and “Avatar 4.”
“I think Jim is building the ship to Pandora, to be honest,” Worthington added.
“Avatar 2” arrives in theaters December, 2016.