James Cameron confirms that Avatar: The Way of Water is as profitable a film as can be, and also that the next one will happen as planned.
Just before the release of the first Avatar sequel, Cameron and Disney confirmed plans to make four more films.
Avatar: Path of Water was the first step in that direction, and the gamble seemed as dangerous as it could be for both Cameron and Disney.
The box office proved that these doubts were, in fact, unfounded, as Avatar 2 quickly entered the top ten highest-grossing films of all time.
What James Cameron has to say about future Avatar films
In an interview with Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace, James Cameron confirmed that Avatar 2 is profitable after earning over $1.5 billion. The director also said that means he will make and finish the three Avatar sequels.
“(…) I can’t seem to get away from that, I’ll have to make the next films. I know what I’m going to do in the next six or seven years. The point is we’ll be fine. I’m sure we’ll have a discussion soon with Disney about the game plan for Avatar 3, which is already set – we’ve already shot the whole movie, so we’re in extensive post-production to make the CG magic. Including Avatar 4 and 5 are both being written. (…) We’ve started a franchise at this point. We’ve started a saga that can unfold over several films,” James Cameron told the aforementioned source.
Now that Avatar: The Way of Water is profitable and he has ensured that other films will come to fruition, the question is whether future ones will maintain the same box office success.
Predictions claim that Avatar 2 will end its box office adventure after earning about $2 billion.