James Cameron confirms Avatar sequels release dates

Published By Alexa Caruso on Apr 24, 2017

Avatar stillSequels to James Cameron's visual epic Avatar have been much anticipated since its 2009 release, and now fans can mark their calendars with the release dates for the next four installments.

20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment recently announced the dates via the official Avatar facebook page: "Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels. The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!"

Originally, Avatar 2 was supposed to hit theaters in 2018, but for writer and director James Cameron, the series is a giant project and it has to be done right.

Currently in Orlando to prepare for the launch of the estimated $500-million Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney World in Orlando this May, he spoke with The Toronto Star about the upcoming movie installments, saying, "What people have to understand is that this is a cadence of releases. So we’re not making Avatar 2. We’re making Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5. It’s an epic undertaking... I know where I’m going to be for the next eight years of my life... we have to preserve a certain amount of showmanship and we’re going to draw that curtain when the time is right."

It truly is a massive undertaking. It took James four-and-a-half years to make the first film and now he is making another four. It will no doubt push back his possible work with other films. Recently, it was mentioned that James could be returning to the Terminator franchise as a producer, but with his work on the Avatar sequels taking priority, it seems that won't be for a long time.

Are you excited for the next installments in the Avatar franchise? Comment below! ~Alexa Caruso

Comments & Discussion

  1. Dwayne Taylor • 4/24/2017 11:17:02 AM

    yes, I am so pumped !!!

  2. Maveen • 4/25/2017 12:09:40 PM

    Can't wait! Also looking forward to the world of Pandora in Orlando, that looks amazing.

  3. Anne Schwalbe • 4/25/2017 1:07:59 PM

    Yes, I loved Avatar and can't wait for the sequels.

  4. Penguin • 4/26/2017 11:41:47 AM

    Definitely can't wait. I've watched the original at least 35 times now and can't wait to see how he could possibly improve on that.

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