On Monday, James Cameron announced that he'll be making an "Avatar Trilogy of Sequels." And yes, he clearly wrote that announcement himself.
JAMES CAMERON: "Now who's excited for the AVATAR SEQUEL?!" *affects high voice* "I AM!" *affects even higher voice* "I want three!*— Scott Meslow (@scottmeslow) June 10, 2014
Personally I don't think Avatar needs a sequel, and I definitely don't think it's 'the greatest film ever made' as proclaimed on release.— Kirk Rutter (@Kirk_Rutter) June 10, 2014
Sigourney Weaver has commited to return to the project although she won't be reprising her original role since her character (SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO SLEPT THROUGH MOST OF AVATAR) died in the first movie. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang will also be returning for the next three movies.
James Cameron whipped up the combined 17 hours of script last week and production will begin immediately on a shoestrong $40 billion budget. (We can't confirm any of those facts.) The first sequel is set to be released in December 2016. (We can confirm that.)
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