This December, Disney’s 20th Century Studios is releasing “Avatar: The Way of Water”, which is the first sequel to one of the biggest movies ever. The film’s director, James Cameron, has already filmed another sequel, and there are already plans for a fourth and fifth film to come later this decade. Both of which will be filmed together, similar to Avatar 2 and 3.
However, James Cameron might not be directing the fourth and fifth films, as recently, during an interview with Empire, revealed:
“The Avatar films themselves are kind of all-consuming. 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 other stuff that I’m also interested in. Or maybe not. I don’t know.”
This wouldn’t be the first time James Cameron has passed a project over to another director. James Cameron was originally going to direct “Alita: Battle Angel”, but due to his schedule to passed the director’s chair to Robert Rodriguez. James Cameron also didn’t direct the sequels to “Aliens” or “Terminator 2”.
“Avatar: The Way Of Water” is set more than a decade after the events of the first film and tells the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. Directed by Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, and Kate Winslet.
Are you looking forward to “Avatar: The Way Of Water”?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.