With news that “Avatar 2 and 3” will shoot back-to-back, there has been some skepticism. In a recent interview with the L.A. Times, James Cameron had this to say about the films, which will likely star Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana again.

“It’s a little bit of a daunting writing task because it’s two scripts and they’ve both gotta be done at the same time. I’m writing it as separate stories that have an overall arc inclusive of the first film. I don’t want to suffer from the ‘Matrix 2′ problem, where it just ends, like, what the hell? It’s gotta end. There’s gotta be a sense of conclusion, but also a sense that the journey will continue, and that’s a fine line.”

I actually liked “The Matrix: Reloaded” and “The Matrix: Revolutions”. But, I mean, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” did the same thing. Anyways, we’ll see if Cameron can avoid this pitfall.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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