James Cameron And Rupert Murdoch In Early Talks For “Avatar” Sequel

- By Bossip Staff

When you make a film that rakes in hundreds of millions opening weekend, that ultimately becomes the highest grossing movie of all time and garners a sh*tload of Oscar nominations, don’t be surprised when the studio asks you to make another one. That’s what’s going on with James Cameron’s Avatar right now. Look on the flip side for the deets.

News Corp. is in very early talks with James Cameron about a possible “Avatar” sequel.

Asked about potential “Avatar” sequels, chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch said on his quarterly earnings call Tuesday that the conglomerate is in “very early talks about it.” Director James Cameron “has ideas” for a sequel, he said, adding: “We will be pushing for one.”

But he cautioned analysts not to “hold your breath for an early one” in a possible reference to Cameron projects often taking a long time to come to fruition.

News Corp. deputy chairman, president and COO Chase Carey interjected that both sides want to make another movie. “We certainly both intend to have one,” he said.

The executives said financing of a sequel, like of any movies these days, would be key as News Corp. likes to lay off risk, especially since Cameron films tend to go over budget. But given the success of “Avatar,” financing details could come together.

Management also said 60% or more of the profit from “Avatar” will come in over the next two quarters, adding the firm will continue its theater run as the boxoffice goes well, with a DVD release also planned soon after the theatrical run. A DVD release date hasn’t been announced so far.

Pushed further on details about the DVD plans for “Avatar,” Murdoch said it will be released during his company’s current fiscal year, which ends June 30. But he also highlighted that it won’t be a 3D DVD release as that technology isn’t developed enough yet. But Carey added there could be a 3D “Avatar” DVD release further “down the road” when the technology is ready.

We’re hoping if they do make another one that Zoe Saldana gets to keep her part and they make something that’s less racist and not such a ripoff of “Pocahontas”.

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  • jessica

    Avatar was not racist. Those were ALIENS! So how was it racist?

    Wow…
    —————————————————Aliens that had braids and dreads and acting like an african tride.. i swear at 1 point the man even called them blue monkeys..

  • jessica

    *tribe

  • Clarence Supreme "Uncle Tom" Thomas. " I got to disenfranchise those Black Spooks. Get rid of Affirmative Action"

    Avatar was DEFINITELY RACIST.

    It was a futuristic version of the slaughtering of Native American.

  • Just another human

    @Uncle- It most likely is indigenous

  • Marquis de Sade (Clarence Thomas)

    I’ve yet to see this…But according to the Rumor mill at Digital Bits, it’ll be released in June on DVD AND Blu-Ray, so i’ll wait for the Blu-Ray.

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  • Seriously Black Black Peple

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  • kingjames206

    yeah i know i aint tha only one see dis coming a mile away…

  • REAL-TALK

    @

    YOU SOUND LIKE AN AZZ_HOLE.

    White people said it was racist all over the world.

    So I guess they all eating bean pies…?

    Stupid twird, go eat your mothers BM!

  • REAL-TALK

    That was for, Seriously Black Black Peple

  • REAL TALK

    @TRU

    B*I*T*C*H ypou aint tru to s*h*i*T.

    you sound like an idiot. The masses feel the same way and your dumb lonely azz is a lone nut…

  • http://www.k.com noelle

    That avatar is Zoe right?? Looks JUST like her!! 😀

  • http://www.naylandhouse.com www.naylandhouse.com

    Great film – hope they make a sequel. Great opportunity for Zoe Saldana!

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