After years of speculations whether we will see another Avatar movie has come to an end as director James Cameron has recently started filming the sequels. While four of the sequels will be released over a period of eight years, the studio will shoot all of the movies at the same time and reportedly the cost of producing all of the four sequels will cost the studio more than $1 billion.
The latest report comes via Deadline which pointed out that Cameron will be the first director to shoot four big budget movies consecutively. While Lord of the Rings were shot at the same time, this time around, Avatar is a much bigger project which will ultimately come with huge budget. Although the report didn’t mention any specific budget, rumors have suggested that the collective budget of the sequels will surpass $1 billion.
While all of the titles are highly anticipated movies, it’ll be interesting to see how fans react to the movies since it’s been years since Avatar’s release. However, James Cameron has a long history of making blockbusters which might be the reason Fox is giving green light for shooting all of the four sequels at the same time. For instance, Cameron decided to direct Aliens and Terminator 2 years after the first movie, but both of the movies went on to become some of the most successful sequels ever made.
As of now, the sequels of Avatar are named as Avatar 2, Avatar 3, Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 which obviously aren’t the official titles just yet. The sequels are set for release on December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024, and December 19, 2025. As the shooting finally begun after months of speculations and false start, hopefully we will learn more about the movies in the coming months.
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