There is very little left to see the premiere of avatar 2. However, the highly anticipated sequel will not be the last in the franchise. Director James Cameron had already revealed his intention to release at least five movies. Today, however, has expanded the list to Avatar 6 and 7. Will she make it after all?
While Avatar 2: The Sense of Water opens this December, its sequel is expected to see the light in about two years. During a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, the director talked about his plans to continue the saga well beyond five parts. Of course, he recognizes that, most likely, he will not be the one to direct them all, due to the advanced age that he would have by then.
“I would be 89 by then,” James Cameron comments to the aforementioned medium. He also added: “Obviously I won’t be able to make movies of Avatar indefinitely, by the amount of energy it requires. I would have to train someone to do it, because no matter how brilliant you are as a director, you don’t know how to do this.”
Thus, Cameron believes that he could direct “five or six films” more in his career, and three of them would be from the universe Avatar. Crazy, no doubt. Furthermore, his plans run the risk of Avatar 2: The Sense of Water ended up being a flop at the box office. James Cameron has previously commented that, to be profitable, production would have to reach a number greater than 2,000 million dollars; something quite complicated in the current cinema scene.
The future of the franchise, on the shoulders of Avatar 2: The Sense of Water
James Cameron a million-dollar bet has been played with the franchise Avatar. If the director wants to continue the saga until exhaustion, he will first have to make sure that Avatar 2: The Sense of Water be profitable. Otherwise, the saga could be reduced to a trilogy.
“The market could tell us that we’re done in three months, or we could be almost done, which means, ‘Okay, we’re going to complete the story within the third film and not go on and on.’ if it’s just not profitable“, comments the director about the future of Avatar.
It also emphasizes the type of market that is currently handled with respect to movie releases. After the pandemic and the popularization of streaming, the way of consuming content has changed. This, of course, includes the movie industry. For James Cameron, the problem is not that Avatar It is not a movie made for the cinema. In fact, he believes it will teach people “what it means to go to the movies.” The question is: “How many people care now?”.
Avatar 2: The Sense of Water premieres on December 16, 2022 in all theaters. It is expected that avatar 3, meanwhile, see its premiere two years later; specifically December 20, 2024. Of course, this date is subject to change, since there is still a long way to go before its final release.