‘Avatar’ is regarded as the highest grossing movie ever. After the success of the first movie, director James Cameron announced there would be, at the least, 4 sequels. Those are big words in the film world. Production on the second and third movie are in development as of now, but we won’t see the second movie until 2020.
James Cameron has admitted that the stakes are high. If his next two movies flop, the odds are slim to none that he will continue the story. He stated recently:
If ‘Avatar 2’ and 3 don’t make enough money, there’s not going to be a 4 and 5
The bar was set extremely high with the first movie, so there’s really a lot riding on these next couple movies. The movies are also very complicated to make, as seen by the spaced out release dates. For the first time ever, they shot motion capture underwater which proved to be extremely tricky due to the reflection the water emits. That alone has taken them over a year on how to work through the problem.
All technology aside, the story is half the battle. This time around, the cast is much younger, bringing a whole new dynamic to the films. James Cameron has revealed his suspected release dates and they go as the following:
‘Avatar 2’ – December 18, 2020
‘Avatar 3’ – December 17, 2021
‘Avatar 4’ – December 20, 2024
‘Avatar 5’ – December 19, 2025
Everything is still susceptible to change though. It all depends on how the next 2 movies do! What do you think of Cameron’s slate? Are you excited to see the sequels? Let us know over at SuperBroMovies!
– JB Baker
Source – GameSpot