The James Cameron-directed Avatar: The Way of Water recently hit the theatres, thirteen whole years after its predecessor. While both fans and the director himself had doubts about how the sequel would perform, it seems to be doing quite well.
As James Cameron has mentioned before, he is thoroughly interested in creating a full-fledged franchise out of Avatar, extending the franchise for up to five, even six movies! With the success of Avatar: The Way of Water this possibility seems more realistic now! As it turns out, James Cameron has already planned out what the future of Pandora holds as according to an unconfirmed report the titles for Avatar 3, Avatar 4, and Avatar 5 have been released.
Titles for Future Avatar Sequels Revealed?
Turning the time machine back to 2018, the report was first released by BBC. According to BBC, the titles were revealed for Avatar 2, Avatar 3, Avatar 4, and Avatar 5. While there wasn’t anything known about the second installment of the franchise at the time, BBC correctly mentioned that the recently-released sequel is going to be titled The Way of Water.
It seems like the report knew what it was talking about considering how right on the mark it was with Avatar 2. If the report has any plans on being right the third, fourth, and fifth time, the subsequent sequels of the franchise are rumored to be titled, Avatar 3: The Seed Bearer, Avatar 4: The Tulkun Rider, and Avatar 5: The Quest for Eywa. The report reads,
“This week however, BBC News has seen documentation regarding future Avatar plans which makes reference to four specific projects. Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar: The Seed Bearer, Avatar: The Tulkun Rider and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa.”
While the supposed titles of the fourth and fifth installments seem to be right up Avatar’s alley, The Seed Bearer seems like a rather peculiar choice for a title! Since these are just rumors with no official confirmation, there’s no way to know what James Cameron is planning for the future of the franchise, just yet.
James Cameron Leaves the Studios Stunned with Avatar 4
While Cameron did say that he would end the franchise on a third film if The Way of Water doesn’t do well at the box office, it looks like he doesn’t have to worry about that anymore. Despite being ready to trash the franchise, the Titanic director has the scripts of future installments all ready to go. It turns out, Avatar 4 is the one to look forward to the most as the script got zero notes from the studios!
“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?
With the third movie being shot in full and The Way of Water heading toward the billion-dollar club at the box office, it looks like the fans will be getting the supposedly insane sequel, after all. And if the report is to be believed, fans will be buying tickets to The Tulkun Rider!
Avatar 3 is said to be released on December 20, 2024, Avatar 4 on December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on December 22, 2028.
Avatar: The Way of Water is currently playing in theatres.