James Cameron Has Filmed Avatar 3 as a Trilogy Conclusion if ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ is a Box Office Bomb

james cameron avatar
Featured Video

James Cameron is returning with possibly one of the biggest movies of the year, Avatar: The Way of Water, in just a couple of days. Fans of the franchise are quite excited to see how the sequel to the highest-grossing film ever is going to turn out, especially since the movie has been so hyped up by the director himself.

James Cameron
James Cameron

Previously, James Cameron had stated that the franchise might be drawing the curtain just after three movies. On the other hand, he has scripts ready to be acted upon for further installments. So, does this mean if the third movie really is the last, the ending will be abrupt? Well, James Cameron has the answer to that.

Also Read: James Cameron Got the Idea for Avatar in His Dreams: ‘My own private streaming service… runs every night for free’


James Cameron Knows What He’s Doing

Avatar: The Way of Water relies heavily on VFX for its story-telling.
Avatar: The Way of Water

Also Read: “I don’t make money off this movie”: Avatar: The Way of Water Director James Cameron Made No Money For Three Years From His $2.2 Billion Worth Movie Titanic

While talking to Total Film, James Cameron put his ideas for the franchise out in the open as he stated that he is ready to face anything the audience throws at him. If the first couple of sequels are well-received upon their release, Cameron will be going in to explore the story of Pandora even more with a fourth and fifth movie, possibly even further.

However, if Avatar’s return fails to impress, Cameron is ready for that, as well. He stated that if the market doesn’t respond to his upcoming movie as it did before, he will call it quits on the franchise just after the third movie, which has already been fully shot.


“The market could be telling us we’re done in three months, or we might be semi-done, meaning ‘Okay, let’s complete the story within movie three, and not go on endlessly,’ if it’s just not profitable.”

Apparently, he has shot the third Avatar film in such a way that if it comes down to putting a stop to the franchise, the ending doesn’t seem abrupt. He has it all planned out and the third movie is designed keeping in mind the possibility that it can easily play the role of the concluding movie, that is if The Way of Water fails to touch the expectations.

Also Read: “I can’t tell you the details”: James Cameron Accidentally Reveals Zoe Saldaña’s Fate in the Avatar Franchise Ahead of Release

The Script of Avatar 4 Will Blow Your Mind

Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)
A still from Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

Fans might have to hope and pray that the first batch of sequels do wonders at the box office if they want to see an Avatar movie that will blow their minds. Talking to Collider, Cameron stated that he already has the script for Avatar 4 ready and it’s something truly insane. He stated that without giving any spoilers, the script for the fourth installment in the franchise received zero notes from the studio. This is almost unbelievable given that Cameron received three pages full of notes for The Way of Water and one page for the third film.


“I can’t tell you the details, but all I can say is that when I turned in the script for [‘The Way of Water], the studio gave me three pages of notes,” and when I turned in the script for 3, they gave me a page of notes, so I was getting better. When I turned in the script for 4, the studio executive, the creative executive over the films, wrote me an email that said, ‘Holy f**k.’ And I said, ‘Well, where are the notes?’ And she said, ‘Those are the notes.’ Because it kind of goes nuts in a good way, right?”

It looks like the scripts of the movies are seemingly just getting better and better with each one. Only time will tell if fans will get to see the franchise go further than the third movie.

Avatar: The Way of Water is releasing in theatres on December 16.

Source: Total Film

AVATAR THE WAY OF WATER Teaser Trailer | Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi


Written by Mishkaat Khan

Articles Published: 1208

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. She has written over 500 articles for FandomWire. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over the world of the supernatural through books and TV.