James Cameron Prepared to Wrap Up Avatar Franchise if New Films Don’t Do Well

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James Cameron Prepared to Wrap Up Avatar Franchise if New Films Don’t Do Well

The long-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s 2009 Avatar movie will be hitting theaters this December. James Cameron originally planned on making five films for the Avatar franchise, but he is prepared to shorten it to a trilogy if the sequel underperforms in theaters.

“The market could be telling us we’re done in three months, or we might be semi-done, meaning: ‘OK, let’s complete the story within Movie 3, and not go on endlessly,’ if it’s just not profitable,” Cameron told the magazine. “We’re in a different world now than we were when I wrote this stuff, even. It’s the one-two punch — the pandemic and streaming. Or, conversely, maybe we’ll remind people what going to the theater is all about. This film definitely does that.”

— James Cameron, interview with Total Film

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James Cameron’s first follow-up to his “Avatar,” the highest-grossing film of all time, will open in theaters on December 16. Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.

Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet. 

Related: New Poster and Trailer Revealed for Avatar: The Way of Water

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Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox


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