Director James Cameron recently participated in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. There wasn’t any news broken about building the world of Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but he did mention it in response to a question:
I am beyond excited to be able to step foot into Pandora. Any details you could share with us about the park expansion at Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World? Even the tiniest detail would be awesome! Thanks for taking time to talk to us fans.
Well, Disney are doing a first-rate job designing it. It’s going to be completely spectacular. It will be like being on Pandora. You will see real floating mountains. It’s going to be a very magical experience just to be there and walk around. And the two rides will be absolute state of the art. But I don’t how much they want to say about what those rides specifically will be, so I probably shouldn’t say anymore than that. But from what I’ve seen so far, it will be amazing. I will be sad it’s in Florida, because I won’t be able to go a lot to it.
If you’re at all into movies, and particuarly James Cameron’s movies, you’ll enjoy reading the full AMA:
Cameron also talked about the ongoing pre-production of the Avatar sequels:
“The second, third, and fourth films all go into production simultaneously. They’re essentially all in pre-production now because we are designing creatures, settings, and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks.”
The Avatar sequels are scheduled for release December 2016 through 2018. Avatar-land is currently expected to open in 2017.
I’m continually startled at Disney doing this. My circle is admittedly small, but I don’t know a single person who is interested in Pandora or in Avatar sequels.