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Here’s All We Know About The Back-To-Back Avatar Sequels Set To Release Till 2028

“Avatar: The Way of Water” is arguably the most audacious film ever conceived since it is evident from the first viewing. Then you realize that James Cameron, the creator of Pandora’s universe, has produced three films simultaneously. The fact that he even contemplated doing this demonstrates his brilliance and, maybe, his insanity. Fun fact: the filming of “The Way of Water,” the duration of “Avatar 3,” and the opening act of “Avatar 4” occurred simultaneously.

Cameron explained to Entertainment Weekly that there was a legitimate explanation behind this. With such a young ensemble entering the picture, he wished to avoid the audience’s disengagement if they could not trust what they were witnessing. Jack Champion, who portrays the human character Spider, was cast when he was 12. He is now 18 years old, and filming is still ongoing.

Why Avatar 2 took so long?

Everett Collection/ Getty | James Cameron shot Avatar sequels back-to-back to avoid “Stranger Things effect”

The much-awaited “Avatar 2” teaser revealed numerous significant details about the sequel, including its once again stunning CGI. It was never a secret that James Cameron’s sequel would heavily utilize innovative underwater filmmaking technologies. Avatar: The Way of Water introduced a new Navi tribe, the Metkayina, who live around Pandora’s ocean, which contributed to the length of time it took to create Avatar 2.

This was a necessary endeavor, as “Avatar: The Way of Water” introduced a new Navi tribe, the Metkayina, who live around Pandora’s ocean. However, this is not the only reason a decade occurred between “Avatar” and “Avatar 2.”

There were a number of factors, but the primary one is straightforward: James Cameron did not rush. Cameron’s “Avatar” franchise has long been recognized as a personal endeavor, and it is feasible that the completed pentalogy will be his magnum work. In addition to waiting for technology to catch up to his vision, James Cameron most likely waited until The Way of Water’s plot was set before pushing things further.

Everett Collection/ Getty | “Avatar” franchise producer Jon Landau confirmed that each upcoming installment would introduce moviegoers to a new clan

Cameron has made no secret that he has a story arc in mind for all five “Avatar” films. Cooking together such a lengthy multi-film story takes time, and James Cameron is likely well aware of how susceptible franchises are to failure when storylines are developed in installments.

When will Avatar 3, 4, and 5 be released?

WETA/ 20th Century Fox | The Way of Water is off to a great start at the global box office

The release date for “Avatar 3” is December 20, 2024, whereas “Avatar 4” is set to be released on December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 will hit theatres on December 22, 2028. Initially, releasing one “Avatar” film every two years was intended to give the series breathing room (albeit not 13 years this time) while allowing Disney to make new Star Wars films. Since these plans were established, the future of Star Wars in theatres has gotten somewhat cloudier, but Disney shouldn’t have too much problem finding a replacement for Rogue Squadron if it’s not ready in time.

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