We haven’t heard much from James Cameron. In fact the last time we heard from him it was because of his ground breaking film Avatar in 2009.
Fast forward to Cinema Con 2016 and Fox’s final presentation. The reason we’re hearing from the veteran director now is again because of Avatar. Avatar’s sequels that is.
“So far what I’m seeing — the art on the walls, the stuff that’s been developed — is in pure imagination really far beyond the first film,” Cameron said. “But we’ve begun to bump up against the limitations of our art form…. As the writing process has continued, and now that the script work is finishing up, it’s not three films — it’s four.”
“We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic process.”
Rumours of the sequels have been circulating for years, saying it was going to take place in an underwater realm. Right now it’s anyone’s guess, but Cameron says he’s been working the last couple of years “with a team of four top screenwriters to design the world of ‘Avatar’ going forward: The characters, the creatures, the environment, the new cultures.”
The four movies when completed will each be a standalone story but will be within the same saga.
His goal is to release them beginning in 2018 at Christmas followed by a new film in 2020, 2022 and 2023.