Avatar Will Be A 5 Part Franchise

Posted: Apr 14 2016, 5:53pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Movie News


Avatar Will Be A 5 Part Franchise
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Many people honestly felt like the idea of even a sequel, let alone sequels, to James Cameron's 2009 movie Avatar was just wishful thinking. Most of the chatter about sequels ends with a whimper - people just don't know any of the details. James Cameron himself went MIA for the last five years, not necessarily a good sign for someone who wants to make a sequel to one of the most popular movies of all time.

However, he did make headlines recently when he came out against Sean Parker's somewhat controversial Screening Room idea. He was against movies being shown at home for a fee when they are still in theaters.

James Cameron shocked audiences at CinemaCon today, and the announcement he made shocked people even more. He is now set on turning the Avatar franchise into a five-part series.

“So far what I’m seeing -- the art on the walls, the stuff that’s been developed -- is in pure imagination really far beyond the first film,” Cameron said according to LA Times. “But we’ve begun to bump up against the limitations of our art form.... As the writing process has continued, and now that the script work is finishing up, it’s not three films -- it’s four.”

Cameron also notes that the four films will (hopefully) be released around Christmas in subsequent years: 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023.

He then went back to his favorite topic as of late, Parker’s Screening Room: “Regardless of what the folks associated with Screening Room say, I think it’s absolutely essential for films to be offered in theaters on their initial release. So: Boom!”

Avatar remains the highest-grossing film of all time, earning $2.7 billion at the box office.

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