Producer Jon Landau on Why ‘Avatar’ Sequels Took So Long and Exploring the Different Cultures of Pandora

Since Ali­ta: Bat­tle Angel is hit­ting the­aters next week, pro­duc­er Jon Lan­dau has been mak­ing the pub­lic­i­ty rounds to dis­cuss the film he pro­duced along­side long­time col­lab­o­ra­tor James Cameron. That means ques­tions about the forth­com­ing bar­rage of sequels slat­ed for release start­ing in 2020 were inevitable, and Lan­dau talked to us about why the path to get these Avatar sequels off the ground was so long.