James Cameron might not direct Avatar 4 and 5

Even though they're still many years away, James Cameron just revealed that he's not 100% sure that he'll be back for the last two Avatar films.


Award-winning visionary, James Cameron, is actually willing to give others a chance to work on the next few Avatar films.

Fun fact: Zoe Saldana has played a major role in the three most financially successful movies of all time.

In fact, according to Cameron, he's not sure about his future in the Avatar universe.

Here is what Cameron had to share in his interview with Empire Magazine:

I've got some other things I'm developing as well that are exciting. 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 stuff that I'm also interested in. Or maybe not. I don't know.

In the same interview, Cameron also shared how excited he is for future Avatar films. Arriving more than a decade after the original movie came out and broke box office records in 2009, Cameron described Avatar 4 as a "corker" and a "mother****er." However, Cameron is aware that "market forces" will decide if a new Avatar film after the next two follow-ups will still come out. But, he is hopeful that he'll get to see Avatar 4 and 5 happen "because it's one big story."

James Cameron filmed Avatar 2 and 3 back-to-back.

Cameron's never been one to be lacking any vision and creativity. The Avatar films are proof of this. It takes a special kind of individual to conceptualize a visual masterpiece in 2009 and release sequels more than a decade later.

This year's Avatar: The Way of Water is just the first part of a four-film sequel saga that will take audiences back to Pandora after a long wait. Earlier this year, we found out that Avatar 2 will come out on December 16. The film has already forced other companies to adjust. For example, Warner Bros. moved the premiere date of Shazam! Fury of the Gods by a week to avoid coming out at the same time as the sequel to the highest-grossing box office movie of all time.

Cameron set a pretty high bar with the first Avatar film. We're curious to find out if both the sequel as well as the threequel will match up. Avatar was nominated for nine Oscars and ended up winning three. Not to mention, Avatar, which was directed, written, produced, and co-edited by Cameron, still sits atop the global box office records although it's been since dethroned by the likes of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: No Way Home, in U.S shores.

Avatar 2 will have to make at least a billion at the global box office to guarantee that Avatar 4 and 5 will be made.

Ultimately, we're hoping that Cameron will stick around for the entire saga. Cameron is the reason why Avatar is what it is. Without him, things just wouldn't be the same.

Speaking of Cameron, another one of his record-breaking films will come back next year. A remaster of Titanic will premiere in theaters just in time for Valentine's Day.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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