Talking to fellow geeks, I feel like it’s impossible to find one that loves James Cameron’s Avatar. I, like many others, saw in theaters because it was a MUST SEE FILM for the special effects technology that it brought forth. The story however, left me wanting more, to say the least… a problem that I feel is shared amongst many others.
However, the film is one of the highest grossing films of ALL-TIME with people (not me in this case) going back to the theater for more time and time again. One time was enough for me. In the USA alone, it brought in $760.5 million dollars and I BELIEVE that it’s worldwide gross flew over 1 billion.
We always knew that Cameron intended for Avatar to be a series of movies that explored the world of Pandora and more, and now it’s really happening.
Again… I say yay with a lot of uncertainty. We’re not getting just one, not two, not three sequel films but rather FOUR of these monstrosity’s – err, masterpieces, are headed our way. Cameron had previously said this in regards to the films, “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.”
This isn’t the first time that we’ve been given release dates for the film though.
Fox sent out a press release containing the schedule for all four sequels beginning with Avatar 2 which will be released on December 18, 2020, and followed by Avatar 3 on December 17, 2021. Then, there’s a three-year break with Avatar 4 following up on December 20, 2024, and concluding with Avatar 5 on December 19, 2025.
All joking aside, I know that there are people who do love the Avatar film (and potential future films) so don’t be disheartened by my jabs. Love what you love!