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James Cameron has announced there in no longer three Avatar sequels coming. There’s four.

April 15th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


However you feel about Avatar, you have to appreciate that it ushered in a new dawn of cinematic experiences around the world. Before it was released in 2009, watching films in 3D in the cinema wasn’t really a thing.

Avatar changed that. It also became the highest-grossing film of all time, stealing the crown away from another one of James Cameron’s jewels: Titanic.

Now, nine years on, Cameron has finally officially announced that we will be receiving four follow-ups to his visionary epic set on the fictional planet of Pandora. According to Variety (via Squareeyed), the director is planning Avatar 2, 3, 4, 5 for release in 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023 respectively.

At first, the director had only planned two sequels, but after a meeting with “some of the top artists and designers in the world,” he realised he had too much material, so he said there would be three sequels: “So far, what I am seeing in pure imagination is far beyond the first film,” Cameron told the trade magazine. The report details how those who have seen the concept art for the films have been left “speechless.”

I suppose this is what we have to cling onto until trailers start dropping.

“We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic project, making four epic films, each of which stands alone but together forms a complete saga,” he continued.

Let us know how you feel about four more Avatar movies. Are you excited or do you feel as if you don’t care anymore?

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.