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Expect an epic! James Cameron announces four sequels for Avatar

Cameron made a surprise appearance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and offered up both good and bad news to fans.

hollywood Updated: Apr 15, 2016 17:38 IST
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Cameron admitted the writing process was taking longer than expected, and the second instalment was postponed until Christmas, 2017.(YouTube)

The world’s highest-grossing movie in history is not going to be just a one-movie wonder. Master filmmaker James Cameron is extending the world of Avatar by adding a fourth sequel to his franchise plans.

The director, 61, scored a box office hit in 2009 with the release of the original fantasy blockbuster, which starred Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana.

He then announced there would be three follow-ups, with Avatar 2 scheduled to hit cinemas in late 2016, but last year, Cameron admitted the writing process was taking longer than expected, and the second instalment was postponed until Christmas, 2017.

Cameron made a surprise appearance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and offered up both good and bad news to fans.

“We’re making four epic films that stand alone but together form a saga. These movies were designed to be seen in theatres first.”

“I’ve been working with the top four screenwriters and designers in the world to design the world of Avatar going forward. The environments, new cultures... From what I’m seeing, the art on the wall... In pure imagination is just beyond the first film. I’m speechless.”

Read: James Horner was the heart of Titanic,says James Cameron

Avatar 3 is pegged for release in 2020, with the fourth and fifth instalments following in 2022 and 2023.

We will be waiting...

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