According to writer-director James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water is predicted to “easily” cross the break-even level and switch a revenue, thus confirming that the deliberate sequels are taking place.
Speaking on the latest episode of Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace? on HBO Max (by way of The Hollywood Reporter), Cameron mentioned the following six or seven years of his life are actually locked in for the upcoming Avatar sequels.
“It looks like just with the momentum that the film has now that will easily pass our break even in the next few days, so it looks like I can’t wiggle out of this, I’m gonna have to do these other sequels,” Cameron mentioned. “I know what I’m going to be doing the next six or seven years.”
He added: “I’m sure that we’ll have a discussion soon with with the top folks at Disney about the game plan going forward for Avatar 3.”
That movie, which was shot back-to-back with The Way of Water, is “already in the can,” Cameron mentioned. Some of Avatar 4 is already filmed, he added, and each Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 are written.
“We’ve begun a franchise at this point. We’ve begun a saga that can now play out over multiple films,” he mentioned.
The Way of Water was one of the crucial costly movies in historical past, carrying a manufacturing funds of $400 million and advertising spend of $200 million for a complete of $600 million, in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter.
The Way of Water earned $1 billion worldwide in its first two weeks, a determine that has since climbed past $1.5 billion, surpassing Top Gun: Maverick to turn out to be the most important film of 2022. The film is the tenth highest-grossing movie in historical past. Cameron now has three motion pictures which have earned greater than $1 billion globally, together with the 2009 unique Avatar ($2.92 billion), Titanic ($2.2 billion), and The Way of Water ($1.5 billion and counting).
Avatar 3, which is able to function evil Na’vi, is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2024. As for Avatar 4 and Avatar 5, Cameron has mentioned he won’t direct them and as a substitute cross off directing duties.
“I think eventually over time–I don’t know if that’s after three or after four–I’ll want to pass the baton to a director that I trust to take over, so I can go do some other stuff that I’m also interested in. Or maybe not. I don’t know,” Cameron mentioned.
In different information, Ubisoft’s Avatar recreation, Frontiers of Pandora, is on the way in which this yr.