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James Cameron says “Avatar 2” will focus on the ocean, feature other planets

James Cameron says “Avatar 2” will focus on the ocean, feature other planets (photo)

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James Cameron is finally opening up about “Avatar 2.” After the global success of the first film, which ended up grossing over $2.7 billion worldwide, the “Terminator” director has remained notoriously tight-lipped about what he plans for the sequel. It will take place on Pandora, yes, and we will see Jake, Neytiri and likely Grace again, but beyond that he’s been mum on the issue.

The flick isn’t coming to theaters until December 2014, but Cameron finally opened up about the project in an interview with ABC’s “Nightline.” He admitted that the film is going to continue with the environmental messages that the first “Avatar” contained, this time with a shift in focus to the ocean ecosystem.

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“I’m not going to become more strident. I’m not going to say, ‘well, we got away with this much environmental content in the first movie, now there’s double.’ Because I think that would be a mistake. It has to be entertainment first and foremost,” Cameron explained.

Pandora is similar in set-up to Earth in the sense that it is a largely blue planet. Cameron is attempting to bring to light the ways that humanity is making the oceans unsurvivable for many of its natural species, and is hoping to bring awareness to that environmental issue.

But that’s not to say that Pandora is the only planet that is going to be in “Avatar 2” and “3,” which he admitted he is writing back-to-back. Cameron said that there will be other planets in the film besides Pandora, and that the look at space will be “a cornucopia, a treat for the eyes.”

“I think it’s just a continuation of the same thing. I want people to feel that same sense of excitement about that world,” Cameron said. “You know, the fictional Na’vi people and I want them to feel that excitement of discovery of a new world that they’re going to see things that they haven’t imagined. All that sort of the perk package of the first movie is still going to be there. And the themes will be there and be played out in a way that I think people can accept.”

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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