Avatar had sat at the top of the highest-grossing movies of all time for the longest time, before it was finally dethroned by Avengers: Endgame last year. Director James Cameron is now ready with a series of Avatar sequels to come back to the box office, and he’s confirmed that the second film is already done with the third near completion.
During an interview for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Youtube channel, Cameron confirms:
“We lost about four and a half months of production. As a result of that, we’ve rolled around one more full year for a release in December of 2022. That’s been announced already. Now that doesn’t mean I have an extra year to finish the film, because the day we deliver Avatar 2 we’ll just start working on finishing Avatar 3.
So where we are right now, I’m down in New Zealand shooting. We’re shooting the remainder of the live-action. We’ve got about ten percent left to go. We’re a hundred percent complete on Avatar 2 and we’re sort of ninety-five percent complete on Avatar 3. So we’re very lucky in that we chose this as our production site years ago.”
We don’t have any official plot for the sequels yet, but it’s said that we will be focusing now on the underwater world of Pandora. While the first movie had an emphasis with flying and being in the sky, this time, Jake Sully, Neytiri, and they’re family are going to be exploring the waters, the creatures that live there, and the natives that call the sea their home.
Personally, I’m part of the camp that thinks Avatar is kind of overrated, but it does make for one dazzling movie, and the world is definitely worth exploring. Hopefully Cameron succeeds with this first sequel because work is already being done on three more of these.
The first sequel to Avatar is set to come out on Dec. 16, 2022.