Avatar director James Cameron has revealed that, although he is making an Avatar 2 and an Avatar 3, (which basically is an Avatar trilogy), they will not be in the format of a traditional trilogy. Instead, James is set to make each Avatar movie stand alone, rather than follow directly on from each other.
Cameron explained, "We're shooting two films back to back, so I'm writing two scripts, not one, which will complete a free-film story arc, not really a trilogy, but just an overall character arc so I'm pretty excited about that." He then added, my job is take the audience on a journey and entertain them. The second I am sitting down writing, I just go to Pandora. The characters have their own lives."
James Cameron is currently writing the script for both Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 and plans to film the Avatar sequels concurrently. It is also believed that Cameron is planning to film some of the scenes seven miles underwater in the Challenger Deep, which happens to be the deepest location on Earth. Avatar 2 is expected to be released in 2014, with Avatar 3 following in 2015.