Avatar films are all-consuming in themselves: James Cameron
Filmmaker James Cameron has shared that he is considering other projects from the 2009 blockbuster “Avatar” franchise, leaving Pandora’s World.
The first “Avatar” sequel, subtitled “The Way of Water”, is set to hit theaters on December 16, reports Variety. A third film in the ‘Avatar’ series was shot back-to-back with ‘The Way of the Water’ and is eyeing a release in 2024.
While Cameron certainly looks forward to more “Avatar” stories after those two films, he may not be at the top for potential later entries.
According to Variety, the director told Empire that he is considering leaving the franchise in the hands of another director once he completes work on the third entry.
“Avatar movies are all-consuming in their own right,” Cameron said.
“I have a few other things that I’m developing that are exciting. I think eventually over time – I don’t know if it’s after three or four – I want to pass the baton to a director that I I’m confident to pick up, so I can do some other things I’m interested in as well.”
Still, Cameron expressed excitement about the ability to see his grand plan for the “Avatar” saga come true.
Cameron said, “Film four is a corker. I really hope I can make it. But it depends on the market forces.”
“Three is in the can so it’s coming out regardless. I really hope we get to make four and five because it’s a big story.”
Cameron has stepped away from the director’s chair for projects he’s embarked on over the years with 2019’s “Alita: Battle Angela,” which was finally helmed by Robert Rodriguez, while Cameron is an executive producer and co-producer. Associated with production as a writer.