Jon Landau Talks Avatar 2 Status & Avatar DVD/Blu-ray

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avatar 2 confirmed Jon Landau Talks Avatar 2 Status & Avatar DVD/Blu ray

Avatar co-producer Jon Landau (who also produced Cameron’s other big hit, Titanic) talked recently with Coming Soon about Avatar 2 and revealed some information about the future special edition Blu-Ray releases of Avatar as well.

Now, let’s be honest — at this point Avatar has grossed over $2.7 billion in theaters worldwide, so it’s silly for anyone connected to the film to pretend that 20th Century Fox executives aren’t going to harangue them night and day to make certain a sequel happens.

Landau, however, insists for now that most of the pressure the Avatar filmmakers are under is self-imposed which, to be fair, sounds reasonable.  After all, they are the ones who will be ultimately responsible for Avatar 2 being as good, better, or worse than the original.

On the subject of sequels and James Cameron, Landau did raise a good point:

“We’ve always said that if the public wanted a sequel that we would do a sequel. That having been said, in my opinion, [James Cameron] has done two sequels in his career, and both times, he has at least equaled if not surpassed the original movie. We’re only going to do it when we have a piece of material, a script, that we believe will be at least as entertaining and unique as the first movie was.”

That’s not just hubris on Landau’s part, either– both Aliens and Terminator 2: Judgement Day (the two sequels that Cameron has helmed) are highly regarded by sci-fi fans and considered by a lot of moviegoers to be superior to their predecessors.

Additionally, Landau  also pointed out that the next trip to Pandora won’t be nearly as complex or expensive (recall that Avatar‘s been rumored to have cost upwards of $387 million to make):

“We figured out how to do it, and our goal in the next one is to do it more cost-effectively and more time-efficiently, and we have kept on a team of our technical staff who is working right now on Gen 2 of what we did, but with all the experience that we’ve had. We kept them on, and they’re working for us right now.”

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Unlike Jack & Rose, Jake & Neytiri's love will go on and in 3D no less.

While we wait for pre-production work to officially begin on Avatar 2, there’s the upcoming Earth Day (April 22nd) DVD/Blu-Ray release of Avatar to anticipate as well.

On that subject, Landau revealed that a four-disc ultimate edition Avatar Blu-Ray is in the works and will be released this November.  It will include an intricate two-hour documentary on the making of Avatar and additional cut scenes from the film that deal with the Na’vi school run by Dr. Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver) and more about the Avatar training program that Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) went through.

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Those concerned about purchasing the regular DVD/Blu-Ray version of Avatar (which will lack these special features), need not worry as they can access them via “The Avatar Program,” a setup that allows those who have purchased a copy of the film to access additional bonus features at

So yeah – lots to keep us all entertained while we wait for James Cameron to officially announce that’s he getting to work on that screenplay for Avatar 2.

Source: Coming Soon

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  1. @Sandy,

    First off, great post! I enjoy the Avatar updates when they're reliable sources such as Landau.

    Secondly, I assume 'cut-scenes' means they'll be accessible via an extra feature on the DVD/blu-ray as oppose to an extended edition? The reason I ask is because I've never been all that excited about extra scenes that you have to go watch separately from the film. Just takes away from the whole movie experience lol.


  2. I was gonna say how the home video release of Avatar next week is complete b******* because it doesn't include any extra features because they wanted to make more money releasing that one later on in the year. I was gonna say they are idiots to expect us to believe that 2 and 3 discs for movies are released all the time but with Avatar they need more time.

    This is the right thing for them to do. Cause people are gonna buy the new version when it comes out anyways, there's no reason to screw people who bought the earlier version earlier in the year. So I feel good about buying my one disc version next week and not getting screwed out of the extra features later in the year when they come out. Now the questions remains, will they charge people who already have the DVD or Blu-ray an additional $5 or $10 to watch these extras? I sure hope not but you really can't justify to people getting the super duper edition for $25 or $30 when then they can just go out and get the cheap one for $20 and watch the extras free online. My way to solve that problem is stop selling the bare bones version when the one with extras comes out.

    Anyways, it's still nice of them to not force people who buy the one next Tuesday to get the newer one later in the year to get the extras.

  3. Honestly, I'm not sure. I thought that in the past I'd heard Cameron talk about releasing on DVD an extended edition of the version of Avatar released in theaters- one that would include, um, a longer version of the Jake/Neytiri sex scene too.

    So… yeah, we'll have wait and see if anything comes of that.

  4. Actually he has directed 3 sequels. The first movie James Cameron directed was a sequel, Piranha Part Two: The Spawning. lol. It's a movie about flying piranha.. hehe

  5. he hasnt really made a first part to qualify as a sequel. to do so he would have to direct the first part of the movie. ie terminator one and alien. he made a stand alone movie from a franchise. lets get that straight. sam rammi made sqeuels with spiderman he was there from inception to horrible end. peter jackson did lord of the rings along with sequels. those are multiple movies done by one director. as a writer for a site like this i think it would be good on your part to clarify that for the unwashed masses…ie fan boys….