On Thursday, National Geographic held a special presentation at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour and to promote the upcoming original documentary series “Secrets of the Octopus” and “OceanXPlorers, James Cameron Zoomed in while taking a break from doing some pick-ups for “Avatar 3” in New Zealand.

James revealed that he is also working on another documentary series for National Geographic called “Science Of Avatar”, which is going to take a look behind the science of his epic franchise.

The first film was released in 2009 and became one of the most successful box office hits of all time.  “Avatar” tells the story of Jake, a paraplegic marine, who replaces his brother on the Na’vi-inhabited planet Pandora for a corporate mission, where the natives accept him as one of their own, but he must decide where his loyalties lie. 

Its sequel, “Avatar: The Way Of Water”, was released in 2022 and also joined the rare $2 billion box office hit club and told the story of Jake Sully and Ney’tiri having formed a family and doing everything to stay together. However, they must leave their home and explore the regions of Pandora. When an ancient threat resurfaces, Jake must fight a difficult war against the humans.

The third untitled “Avatar” movie is currently scheduled to be released in cinemas in December 2025.  Most of the filming on the third movie was completed at the same time as the second film, along with some of the fourth film, which is due out in late 2029, followed by a fifth film in 2031.

James Cameron revealed during the presentation that he studied marine biology while he was in college in the 1970s, which is why he has so much interest in exploring the ocean in so many of the projects he has worked on, such as “Titanic”, “The Abyss” and “Secrets Of The Whales”.

While “Avatar” might be science-fiction, it’s still based on real-life science to help make things more believable, so there’s likely much more science and research involved in making this franchise a reality than many of us understand.

This new “Science Of Avatar” series will be released around the same time as the third film, so it will be a while until we see it released on Disney+.

While we wait for the third film and this new documentary, you can find both previous “Avatar” movies available to stream now on Disney+.

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Roger Palmer

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