Update: Cameron Talks Avatar Blu-ray/DVD Releases and Sequel

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UPDATE: Fox contacted us today saying that “Avatar” is not scheduled to be released on 3D Blu-ray in November. “3D is in the conceptual stage and ‘Avatar’ will not be out on 3D Blu-ray in November,” the studio said. We’ll let you know when they do expect it to be released in 3D.

James Cameron told The Wall Street Journal today that Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release the Blu-ray and “standard def” DVD for Avatar on Thursday, April 22, which is Earth Day.

“That’s our plan as of right now, and that’ll be pretty much bare bones,” he said. “And then we’ll do a value-added DVD and a 3-D Blu-ray in I think November sometime.”

Cameron added that he hopes to do an Avatar sequel, but he wants to do it “cheaper and faster.” He said the sequel will be “a continuation of the same characters. We’re going to widen the universe in quotes, meaning the envelope of the setting of the story.”

Cameron has previously said that they “have some story ideas for how to branch out into other moons of Polyphemus and the Alpha Centauri A solar system.” Polyphemus, which is the primary for a system of moons, is the planet you see in Pandora’s sky.

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