The world of “Avatar” is coming back, not only once but in four sequels and it seems that director James Cameron’s creation is now ready for a face-off with “Star Wars” sequels. Cameron has announced that there will be four “Avatar”sequels coming soon.
“We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic process,” Cameron revealed at 20th Century Fox’s CinemaCon presentation on Thursday.
Cameron announced that he has been working closely for the last couple of years with the top people in the industry to design the world of Avatar, its characters, and new cultures.
“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. So far, the art I’m seeing is, in pure imagination, really far beyond the first film. It’s going to be a true epic saga,” the award-winning filmmaker said.
It was previously reported that “Avatar 2” was supposed to hit the big screens last 2014. However, its release date was moved several times. According to ScreenRant, the delay was to make sure that the sequel won’t have to face-off with the release of “Star Wars 8.” It was also speculated that Fox Studios will not set a release date for ““Avatar 2” until it is certain that the release of “Avatar 3” and “Avatar 4” are also determined.
Cameron added that each of the four sequels is a stand alone film, but will together create a saga.
Los Angeles Times noted that Cameron has not made a public appearance in CinemaCon since 2011, as he has been off working on his long-awaited sequels of the visually stunning world of “Avatar.”
Meanwhile, People magazine reported that the plan is to release the first of the sequels on Christmas 2018, with the remaining installments tentatively scheduled for Christmas 2020, Christmas 2022 and Christmas 2023.
According to MovieWeb, all the “Avatar” will be filmed simultaneously this year.
The original 2009 film earned $2.8 billion worldwide.