A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Academy Award winner James Cameron released Avatar. The film has gone one to become the highest grossing film of all time and for the past 12 years, Cameron has been working on the films multiple sequels. With constant date changes, the film has yet to see the light of day, however, the director has shared new photos from the upcoming film, including concept art.
Avatar 2 is set 14 years after the events of the first film, Avatar 2 will find Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) having started a family, but when the Resources Development Administration (RDA) returns to Pandora, the family is forced to flee to the reef. Despite James Cameron’s confidence in the world he’s created, he’s all too aware of just how much the theatrical landscape has changed since the release of the first film.
Cameron has stated, “The big issue is: Are we going to make any damn money?”
“Big, expensive films have got to make a lot of money. We’re in a new world post-COVID, post-streaming. Maybe those [box office] numbers will never be seen again. Who knows? It’s all a big roll of the dice.”
Avatar 2 will hit theaters on December 16, 2022, followed by Avatar 3 on December 20, 2023, Avatar 4 on December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on December 22, 2028.
Looks like Disney/20th Century Studios are all in on the Avatar train. But one has to wonder, if the sequel isn’t a smash success will Disney be willing to fork over the money for multiple sequels?