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The pressure for James Cameron and company to stick the landing with Avatar 2 is sky high, especially since the threequel is already in production as well. It’s probably for this reason that Cameron went so far to inspire the writer’s room to connect with the original. In the end this is a story about environmentalism, community, love, and redemption. We’ll just have to see how those themes translate in the next two Avatar installments. Will the sequels be able to beat the record of its predecessor? Only time will tell.