Avatar sequels may use Chinese actors

Cameron says that filmmakers now have to 'think global' to have worldwide success

James Cameron has said that his sequels to 'Avatar' may use Chinese actors.

The director added that filmmakers need to 'think global' if they are to make movies that have appeal around the world.

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“Within five years China could easily be as big a gross revenue market [for film] as North America and there are very specific economic incentives for having both Chinese content and Chinese co-production,” he told the website 3D Focus.

“For 'Avatar' we can certainly use Chinese actors as performance capture actors - any accent issue is hidden within the Na'vi accent - or Chinese actors who speak English in the film as Chinese Na'vi.

“We are projecting a future and if you project that out there is a certain logic to the idea that there would be a number of Chinese among the Earth contingent on Pandora.

“[The industry] has got to get over the chauvinism of thinking through from a US perspective," he added. "If you want to make movies for the US, fine. If you want to make movies for the global market, think global.”

The director recently revealed that he has 'an idea' for a fourth film in the 'Avatar' series, and that it would be a prequel to the first films.

“The only thing left to do is go back to see what it was like on those first expeditions and create some new characters that then become legacy characters in later films. It’s a plan,” he told MTV.

He will start making 'Avatar 2' and 'Avatar 3' in New Zealand in 2015.