Zoe Saldana Explains The Wait For AVATAR Sequels
The Avatar actress talks with MTV about when the Avatar sequel will indeed begin filming and how the film is shaping up. Hit the jump to check it out!
The star of Star Trek: Into Darkness and the upcoming Marvel Galactic Guardians Of The Galaxy Zoe Saldana is pretty much involved in everything these days! Not to mention being a part of the highest grossing film of all time, 2009's Avatar. The actress recently discussed with MTV why Avatar 2 hasn't started filming yet and when we can expect that to happen.
"I know that he's sort of been removing himself from things that might distract him so that he can focus on doing the final tweaks on the scripts. He did share that he's in a very interesting and fragile place, because the story is dictating itself."
"You walk a fine line when you're the creator of the story you're going to tell, of the manipulation that you may have unconsciously of the story and the characters versus allowing the story to unfold it, because you did create such a monumental and solid platform that they're just living and breathing organisms and they're the ones that need to make their own decisions. I'm geek talking right now, but that's how intense it affects me and how I feel about amazing storytellers like James Cameron, like J.J. Abrams. They create things that are real out of unimaginable scenarios, and that is beautiful to me."
The original Avatar 2 release date was set for December 2014 which now seems highly unlikely. Do you think six, possibly seven years between films is too long?
Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver. The film is set in the mid-22nd century, when humans are mining a precious mineral called unobtanium on Pandora, a lush habitable moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system. The expansion of the mining colony threatens the continued existence of a local tribe of Na'vi – a humanoid species indigenous to Pandora. The film's title refers to a genetically engineered Na'vi body with the mind of a remotely located human, and is used to interact with the natives of Pandora.
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