Ready for new sequels: "Now I know what I'm going to do for the next six, seven years," says James Cameron.
No one is surprised that "Avatar: The Way of Water" attracts a huge cinema audience. But no one is more relieved than James Cameron himself because it was never clear that the audience's interest would rekindle after 13 years. We've been waiting a long time for this sequel - but it delivers, already grossing over $1.5 billion in just a few weeks.
You may remember how Cameron said that the lavish adventure film would have to bring in a lot of money before it turns a profit? And that the fate of the sequels depended on it?
Now it has happened, and we can therefore count on "Avatar 3" to be followed by both a 4th and a 5th. The director promises that in a new podcast interview:
"It seems that the film has momentum and will easily cross the break-even line within a few days. So I can't escape, I have to do the other sequels. Now I know what I will do for the next 6-7 years.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, he will soon meet with Disney to discuss plans for "Avatar 3," which has already been shot. Furthermore, there are scripts for "Avatar 4" and "Avatar 5", where the plan is again to shoot both films at the same time.
- We have started a franchise now. We have started a saga that can take place over several films, says Cameron.
"Avatar: The Way of Water" may have cost as much as $400 million to produce and another $200 million to market, according to sources.
Now we eagerly await "Avatar 3" which continues the adventures on Pandora Christmas 2024.