Avatar, one of the highest grossing films of all time is set to get not one, but four sequels according to director and sci-fi legend James Cameron. Cameron made a surprise appearance at CinemaCon yesterday to announce the ambitious plan.
Ever since Avatar’s 2009 release, Cameron has been hard at work trying to flesh out the universe he’s created into something a little more substantial. For the last several years, his plan was to follow up the success of the first film with a trilogy; however, burdened by so many awesome stories — which must be really tough for him — Cameron has decided to expand the trilogy into saga territory.
While each film in the series has been designed to stand on its own, Cameron promised that there would be a cohesive story connecting each entry. As he explained on the podium, “I’ve been working with the top four screenwriters and designers in the world to design the world of ‘Avatar’ going forward. The environments, new cultures — whatever it takes to bring it to life. From what I’m seeing of the art on the wall … in pure imagination is just beyond the first film. I’m speechless.”
While the first movie has — in the years since — been compared unfavorably to Dances With Wolves, it’s visual beauty is undeniable and its adventure story is captivating (though a tad rote, let’s be honest). What was most important is that the original Avatar was a great theater experience, which makes these films genuinely exciting.
We’ll get our first taste of the Avatar extended universe in Christmas of 2018 and every year thereafter.
More in News
Demi Lovato Remains in the Hospital After Overdosing Last Week
Demi Lovato is still in the hospital following an overdose that took place last week. The star is still expected to...July 31, 2018
Madonna Launches a Malawi Fundraiser to Celebrate 60th Birthday
Madonna is launching a fundraiser for Malawi in celebration of her 60th birthday. The fundraiser will be held online in partnership...July 31, 2018
Kesha Documentary Heading to Apple Music
A Kesha documentary will soon be released on Apple music. The project is entitled Rainbow – The Film, and will provide...July 30, 2018
Justin Bieber Hints that a Wedding is Just Around the Corner
Justin Bieber has hinted that his wedding to Hailey Baldwin is just around the corner. A paparazzi recently asked the singer...July 30, 2018
Netflix Announces Four More Original TV Shows
Netflix has announced that they will be adding four more original TV shows. One of the new shows is called Madam...July 30, 2018
Kristen Stewart Joins the Cast of the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot
Kristen Stewart will officially be joining the cast of the Charlie’s Angels reboot, which will be directed by Elizabeth Banks. Other...July 27, 2018