We all remember how huge the first Avatar movie was when it arrived into cinemas. The film, directed by James Cameron, smashed the box office. If you thought that we wouldn’t be returning to Pandora, think again. On the official Avatar Facebook page, the production have confirmed another four sequels in the works with release dates, too. Taken from EW:
“…the post, accompanied by a photo of Avatar writer and director James Cameron and “the best team in the business,” revealed the dates for four sequels: “The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!”
You can read the official Facebook post here:
Cameron has set out his future vision. From this it’s clear to see that the director and his team hope that Avatar can mirror Star Wars‘s legacy. EW continue by saying:
“Cameron announced plans for a sequel in the wake of the 2009 film’s success, but potential release dates have continually been pushed back. A little over a year ago at CinemaCon, Cameron revealed there will be four sequels instead of three. “Each one of which stands alone,” he promised, “but which together form a complete saga.”
Of course, one of the main reasons for Avatar‘s success was the beautifully rich visuals. The world of Pandora captivated us. Whichever way the production wants to take the next four films, we know for sure that we’ll have a safe pair of hands when it comes to the visuals. With the announcement of four sequels and their release dates it appears that we’re looking at something much more linked. The advantage to this, similar to Star Wars, would be that we see something huge evolve over the chapters. This will also give Cameron the space he needs to explore Pandora and the Na’vi.
Fans of Avatar will be aware of the regularly changing plans. Initially Cameron had planned to bring Avatar 2 out in 2018. However, we’re now looking at a 2020 release. As EW point out though, with Cameron and the team confirming the release dates, we can be optimistic about finally getting those Avatar sequels.
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