Jon Landau Says Only Two 'Avatar' Sequels Shooting Back-to-Back
Though James Cameron delivered the bad news that we wouldn't get an Avatar sequel until at least 2015 (which could be a big year since that's when The Avengers sequel will arrive too), we've still been waiting for clarification on whether or not we'll be getting two or three sequels. In an interview earlier this year, Cameron said, "I'm making 'Avatar 2,' 'Avatar 3,' maybe 'Avatar 4.'" The concept of a fourth film seemed solidified when Sigourney Weaver said that they were shooting all three of the sequels back-to-back. Thankfully, producer Jon Landau has now clarified these comments and sets the record straight. Read on!
Landau told the Courier Post (via ComingSoon), "We [are] doing two back-to-back, but not a third." However, that doesn't mean there won't be a fourth film, but that it won't be shot at the same time as the other two films. Of course, that likely means we wouldn't see a fourth film until like 2018 or something like that. Looking that far into the future gets a little daunting, so far now we should probably just get excited about Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 coming (hopefully) in three years. Fox hasn't recanted their 2014 and 2015 release dates for those sequels, but Cameron has said it'll be very difficult to make those dates. Stay tuned.