It has been seven years since “Avatar” became the second highest-grossing movie of all time. Recently, director James Cameron dropped a major hint about its sequel, “Avatar 2.”

Fox had Cameron as one of the surprise guests during the Las Vegas CinemaCon held on Thursday. The director confirmed that the film will have four more sequels.

“We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic process,” he said, quotes The Hollywood Reporter. The original plan was to have 3 sequels but he further explained the need to extend.

“We began to bump up against the limitations of our art form. Cameron also stated that each film will have its standalone story that will make an exciting saga.

The director’s aim is to release “Avatar 2” in December 2018, and the remaining films in 2020, 2022, and 2023.

“I’ve been working the last couple of years with a team of four top screenwriters, to design the world of Avatar going forward: the characters, the creatures, the environment, the new cultures,” Cameron added.

Meanwhile, Christian Daily noted that the release date has been delayed more the twice. Viewers are expecting the 2014 and 2017 release. The website claimed that the delay was due to Cameron’s aim to produce more films, hence the announcement of “Avatar” saga. What could the fans expect of the highly-anticipated film?

Movie Pilot confirms that the returning actors are Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Grace Augustine), and Stephen Lang (Miles Quaritch). However, the outlet is yet to know how will Weaver and Lang return.

Those who were able to witness the 2009 film must recall that their characters have died. But then, Weaver hinted that her character will only “transform or change.”

Fans are also expecting that the production will deliver state-of-the-art and highly visually appealing graphics. Can’t get enough of the details?

Cameron also revealed that “Avatar 2” shall be set several years after, notes Master Herald. He said that the human-turned Avatar Jake Sully becomes the tribal chieftain, while his wife Neytiri becomes the high priestess.

Cameron also said that theme of humans against nature will continue. Meanwhile, the website speculates that the sequel will feature new worlds, habitats, and cultures, and new alien species.

Stay tuned for more “Avatar 2” updates.