James Cameron Says There’ll Be FOUR Avatar Sequels

James Cameron, the genius behind Pocahontas in Space Avatar has gone all Peter Jackson on us and has announced that Avatar will have four sequels – one more than previously planned.

Cameron made the announcement at CinemaCon, the news writer’s gift that just keeps giving. Earlier, news came from the same event that Deadpool 2 is pretty much a done deal. 

The Oscar-winning director, who also helmed Titanic, The Terminator, Aliens 2, True Lies, and ahem, Piranha II: The Spawning, told the conference (according to The Hollywood Reporter) “We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic process.”

Explaining why he’s decided to make four out of three, Cameron explained: “We began to bump up against the limitations for our art form…so far, the art I’m seeing is, in pure imagination, really far beyond the first film. It’s going to be a true epic saga.”

Cameron originally planned to release the second Avatar film at the end of this year, but that date’s now been bumped back to 2018. Avatars 3, 4 and 5 will follow in 2020, 2022 and 2023, respectively.

Figures on Box Office Mojo show that Avatar holds the worldwide record for box-office takings, with about $US 2.787 billion. However. it has lost the record for domestic U.S take, which is now held by Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.