James Cameron Reveals Plans for Avatar 6 and 7, Discusses Potential Legacy
James Cameron Confirms Ideas for Avatar 6 and 7, Comments on Whether He’d Direct
Even while hard at work on multiple sequels, director James Cameron already has ideas for Avatar 6 and 7, though he doubts he’ll direct them.
Avatar director James Cameron confirms he has ideas for a potential sixth and seventh movie. As production is still ongoing on the confirmed Avatar sequels, which are planned for 2025, 2029, and 2031, Cameron keeps finding new ways to expand the universe of Pandora.
This comes after the massive success of the first sequel, Avatar: The Way Of Water, which became the first film in the COVID-19 era to cross $2 billion worldwide.
The Avatar Franchise Has The Potential To Be Neverending
While it is unclear which direction the Avatar sequels will take, it’s clear that the world of Pandora is meant to be explored much further than Cameron’s additional three chapters.
After Disney acquired the libraries of 20th Century Fox and turned the world of Pandora into an Animal Kingdom attraction, the original film’s timelessness was further solidified by the sequel’s release, which shattered box office expectations.
As such, the Avatar franchise has the potential to stand the test of time and become something that gets frequently re-explored.
Avatar 6 and 7: What to Expect
Should an Avatar 6 and 7 happen, they would likely be quite welcome. While it’s unclear if the three confirmed sequels will be successful critically and commercially, one would certainly be prudent not to bet against Cameron, who has consistently defied all odds.
While the next chapter of the Avatar franchise has been delayed many times, all signs are so far suggesting it will be worth the wait.
Zoe Saldaña Hypes Avatar 3 and Calls It Cameron’s Legacy
Neytiri actor Zoe Saldaña praises director James Cameron and his work on Avatar 3 and its sequels, saying that the films are his legacy.
Avatar 3 star Zoe Saldaña hypes the upcoming sequels in James Cameron’s hit franchise. After the smash success of the first movie in 2009, Saldaña and Sam Worthington returned as Neytiri and Jake Sully, respectively, for 2022’s Avatar: The Way of Water.
With the sequel having also been a success, the Sully family saga is set to continue in three additional Avatar sequels, the first of which is due out in 2025.
Will Avatar Be James Cameron’s Legacy?
Cameron has a handful of truly iconic films under his belt, including Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Titanic. Even the ones that may not be firmly in the “iconic” category, like The Abyss and True Lies, have passionate followings and are quite well regarded.
2009’s Avatar currently stands as the highest-grossing movie in history after earning $2.923 billion at the box office.
James Cameron’s Plans for the Future of Avatar
Cameron reveals that he has plans for Avatar 6 and 7, but he may pass the directing baton to someone else at that point.
He also expresses his desire for Avatar to become a long-lasting franchise like Star Wars and Star Trek, emphasizing the importance of building a strong and impactful universe.
Avatar producer Jon Landau confirms that they have already laid out the stories for all four sequels and that they are not struggling to come up with new ideas.
Avatar’s Message and Its Success
Cameron believes that the success of the Avatar Movies proves that people innately want connection, beauty, and positive values.
He contrasts Avatar’s message with the dystopian nature of many other science fiction films, suggesting that Avatar’s focus on beauty and connection resonates with audiences worldwide.
Avatar: The Way Of Water, released in 2022, grossed a whopping 2.3 billion dollars at the box office, solidifying the franchise’s global appeal.
While Cameron and Landau remain tight-lipped about the upcoming sequels, they tease that they will take audiences to unexpected places, further expanding the world of Pandora.