James Cameron has confirmed that he will continue to work on the Avatar franchise.
The legend shared this during the latest episode of Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace, where he spoke about the massive success of Avatar: The Way of Water, saying that the blockbuster film will easily “break even” and give rise to the next three installments.
“It looks like with the momentum that the film has now that we’ll easily pass our break even in the next few days, so it looks like I can’t wiggle out of this and I’m gonna have to do these other sequels,” Cameron said, per Complex. “I know what I’m going to be doing the next six or seven years.”
He continued: “The point is we’re going to be OK. I’m sure that we’ll have a discussion soon with with the top folks at Disney about the game plan going forward for Avatar 3, which is already in the can – we’ve already captured and photographed the whole film so we’re in extended post-production to do all that CG magic. And then Avatar 4 and 5 are both written. We even have some of 4 in the can. We’ve begun a franchise at this point. We’ve begun a saga that can now play out over multiple films.”
This comes shortly after the news that Avatar 2 has generated more than $1.5 billion at the global box office, making it the ninth top-grossing flick of all time.
Avatar 3 is scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 20, 2024, while the fourth and fifth installments will premiere on Dec. 18, 2026 and Dec. 22, 2028, respectively.
We can’t wait to see all he has in store for fans.