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Avatar's Four Sequels Get Official Release Dates

The four sequels of the smash hit movie Avatar have official release dates and fans can look forward to seeing the next movie in the franchise in 2020!

James Cameron‘s Avatar 2 is set to hit theaters on December 18, 2020 and the third film will open a year later on December 17, 2021.

Fans will have to wait three years before getting to find out the rest of the story as Avatar 4 won’t be released until December 20, 2024, followed by Avatar 5 a year later on December 19, 2025.

Cameron announced the news on Facebook, saying, “Great to be working with the best team in the business! Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels.”

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver are expected to return for the upcoming films.

'Avatar' Sequel Won't Be Ready for 2018, James Cameron Says

If you were looking forward to the next movie in the Avatar franchise next year, you’re going to have to wait longer.

Director James Cameron has revealed that the sequel will not be ready for a 2018 release.

“Well, 2018 is not happening,” he told The Toronto Star. “We haven’t announced a firm release date.”

Cameron is planning four more Avatar movies and all of the scripts have been completed and casting is in place for most of the roles.

“What people have to understand is that this is a cadence of releases. So, we’re not making Avatar 2, we’re making Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5. It’s an epic undertaking. It’s not unlike building the Three Gorges dam,” he added.

Avatar was released in 2009 and it currently holds the record for the highest grossing movie of all time worldwide with a $2.788 billion gross.

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'Avatar' Getting Four Sequels, Director James Cameron Announces!

Avatar is getting four sequels, director James Cameron just announced at CinemaCon!

“We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic process,” James said (via THR), announcing plans to release Avatar 2 during Christmas 2018, with one every year after that.

“I’ve been working the last couple of years with a team of four top screenwriters to design the world of Avatar going forward: The characters, the creatures, the environment, the new cultures.”

An Avatar sequel has been in the works for years, but had been delayed. The 2009 movie grossed $2.8 billion worldwide.

'Avatar' Sequel Pushed Back to 2017 by Director James Cameron

Avatar fans will now have to wait a little bit longer for the sequel.

According to Variety, the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 2009 hit film has been pushed back one year until Christmas 2017, due to script reasons.

“We’re not just going to do one and then make up another one and another one after that,” writer and director James Cameron told the AP. “And parallel with that, we’re doing all the design. So we’ve designed all the creatures and the environments.”

ARE YOU SAD that Avatar‘s sequel won’t be out until late 2017 now?

James Cameron Says 'You Will Sh-t Yourself' When You See 'Avatar' Sequels

Writer/director James Cameron is pretty excited about his upcoming sequels to his hit 2009 film Avatar – so much so that he thinks the audience is going to “sh*t” themselves!

“I can tell you one thing about them,” James told Empire magazine about the upcoming films, titled Avatar 2, 3, and 4. “They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will sh*t yourself with your mouth wide open.”

The original Avatar film made $749,766,139 domestically. Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, and more starred in the first film.

ARE YOU EXCITED for more Avatar sequels???

Sigourney Weaver is Returning to 'Avatar' Sequels as Different Character

Sigourney Weaver is set to return for the three upcoming Avatar sequels!

Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made Aliens. We’re good friends who’ve always worked well together,so it just feels right that she’s coming back for the Avatar sequels,” director James Cameron shared in a statement about the 64-year-old actress.

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He added, “Her character of Grace Augustine, as fans know, died in the first movie, so she’s playing a different and in many ways more challenging character in the upcoming films. We’re both looking forward to this new creative challenge, the latest chapter in our long and continuing collaboration.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Sigourney Weaver returning to the Avatar sequels?

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