Avatar Sequels Set to Release from December 18th, 2020
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James Cameron has set the release dates for the next four “Avatar” sequels, with the first coming in 2020.
James Cameron and 20th Century Fox's four Avatar sequels finally have official release dates. They are: December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025. So far, Avatar has those dates to itself although Star Wars saga films are becoming a staple at Christmas every other year.
The news was announced on the movie’s official Facebook page on Saturday morning, along with a picture of Cameron and crew.
“Great to be working with the best team in the business! Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels,” Cameron said in the post.
Avatar 2 was originally supposed to come out in late 2018 but was recently delayed because of how massive an undertaking it is to develop several sequels all at once. According to Cameron, "its an epic undertaking" that 's "unlike building the Three Gorges dam."
Cameron said last year that he had first envisioned two sequels but after meeting with the screenwriters, artists and designers, he realized that he had too much material for just two films. He initially decided on three sequels, then jumped to four.
“We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic project, making four epic films, each of which stands alone but together forms a complete saga,” Cameron told theatrical exhibitors at CinemaCon.
That announcement came immediately after the director told theater owners he opposed the proposal by Sean Parker’s upstart Screening Room, to bring movies into customers’ homes at the same time they debut in theaters. “Trust me, these are films that were designed to be seen in theaters and on the big screen first,” he added.
The original 2009 “Avatar” film has netted over $2.7 billion, centering on the conflict between humans and the blue-skinned alien race Na’vi of Pandora.