After years of talk that a sequel was coming it seems that James Cameron is finally ready and has set the release dates for the next four “Avatar” sequels.
Saturday the Avatar Facebook page posted a photo of James Cameron and his film crew ready to begin filming all four films simultaneously. The post said “Avatar 2” will hit theaters December 18, 2020.
“Avatar 3” will come a year later, on December 17, 2021, but then fans will have to wait while the franchise takes a three-year hiatus before returning with “Avatar 4” on December 20, 2024, and “Avatar 5” on December 19, 2025.
At one time Avatar 2 was supposed to hit theaters in December of 2018, but Cameron earlier this year said that timetable wouldn’t be met. The first “Avatar” film in 2009 earned the director over $2.7 billion world wide, focusing on the conflict between humans and a blue-skinned alien race Na’vi of Pandora.
With Avatar 2 not coming to theaters until December of 2020, Cameron shouldn’t have to compete with Star Wars as episode nine will most likely come to theaters in December of 2019 assuming Lucasfilm and Disney keep to the December schedule as they have with the “Force Awakens” and the upcoming “The Last Jedi”.