James Cameron Shares New Avatar Sequels Could Be Delayed
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: James Cameron attends the world premiere of James Cameron's "Avatar: The Way of Water" at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on December 06, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)

James Cameron is riding high with the release of Avatar 2, and he recently addressed that the additional sequels for this franchise could be delayed.

Cameron said, “They exist. These stories exist. We know exactly what we’re doing. We know what these movies are gonna be. We just have to go through the process of getting them done.”

He continued, “So, you know, ideally, two years from now, [Avatar3 comes out. Ideally, maybe three years after that, four comes out, and then ideally, maybe a couple of years after that 5 comes out. So we won’t be away from the marketplace, so we’ll have that sense of a persistent world and ongoing story that I think people want.”

He added, “If they’re going to invest in these characters, they’re going to invest in this world, we want to give it to them in a regular cadence, ideally, and that was the game plan. That’s one of the reasons we were gone so long.”

Cameron continued, “We’re going to shoot all the scenes from 2 and 3 at the same time. That was more or less the motif. Actor availability was an issue as well. Anything that had to be done with a specific actor, we did all the scenes for 2 and 3 together — and a little bit of 4. Because once again, I had to shoot the kids out. They’re allowed to age six years in the middle of the story on page 25 of movie 4. So I needed everything before then, and then everything after, we’ll do later.”

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