‘Avatar’ Trilogy: James Cameron Signs Deal with Dark Horse Comics to Explore the Mysteries of Pandora
Back in 2009 when “Avatar” released, no one expected it to be that big. It took almost 10 years for James Cameron to conceptualize, shoot and bring the movie on-screen and as he prepares to bring three sequels to the 2009 release, it seems movie is not the only format that will be exploring the world of Pandora. The director announced a partnership with Dark Horse Comics at the New York Comic-Con to bring more of “Avatar” to fans everywhere.
According to The Global Dispatch, Dark Horse Comics is going to bring more from the world of “Avatar” and reveal the hidden mysteries of Pandora according to the deal that Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment signed with it. Cameron, who himself has been away from the public eye prepping for three “Avatar” sequels, appeared in a video at the New York Comic Con and announced the deal.
In the 30-second video, Cameron mentioned that even though the three “Avatar” sequels that will be exploring more mysteries and the world of Pandora, his company Lightstorm Entertainment in association with Dark Horse Comics will be introducing more stories that they want to tell, which will further explore the past, present and future of the world of “Avatar.”
There were early reports that Cameron had enough material to make four sequels of the 2009 release, but somehow he started to bring it down to only three sequels, which will release in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively.
So maybe whatever material he chose to cut out of the scripts of the sequels, he will introduce it in a comic form under the deal with Dark Horse. Known to take generous amount of time to make a movie, his last two ventures “Titanic” and “Avatar” still remain as the top two highest grossing movies in the world. “Titanic” made about $2.1 billion while “Avatar” made about $2.78 billion worldwide.
Apart from magnanimous movies, Cameron is also known to make really good documentaries and usually works on them when he is not storming the box office with his larger than life movies.
IGN reported that this partnership that Cameron announced with Dark Horse Comics at the New York Comic Con would be a 10-year partnership that will create new stories. “Avatar 2” is expected to release in late 2017.
Watch the video here:
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