There's been some confusion lately over just how many Avatar sequels James Cameron is currently planning. Some, like Sigourney Weaver, claimed Cameron was working on three more Avatar movies, all of which would be shot back-to-back-to-back, while others think Cameron will be making Avatar sequels until the characters literally begin overflowing out of our brains. Producer Jon Landau finally helped confirm exactly how many sequels Cameron is currently working on, telling the Courier Post that they're "doing two back-to-back, but not a third."
Landau followed up those comments by telling Collider that the scripts are almost complete. "The scripts are pretty far along. We have a team of people already working on the film at Manhattan Beach Studios. We’ve been working with WETA Digital on technologies. You know, Titanic was supposed to be a summer movie and it was a Christmas movie. We’re going to make the best possible version of these movies, and they will come out when they are exactly that."
So there you go -- two more Avatar sequels for the time being; the first most likely coming toward the end of 2015 and not 2014 (as previously rumored) considering Cameron likes to take his time with these films. Whether we'll see more Avatar sequels follow depends not only on how well the next two do, but also on the future of 3D. With the latest trend forecast leaning more towards IMAX and away from 3D, Cameron may need to work hard once again to convince people that his 3D is truly worth it, especially after years of post-conversion lowering expectations, as well as the amount of 3D tickets sold.
If anyone can get us excited again, though, it's Cameron. But with films like The Avengers 2 as its competition in 2015, will the world of Avatar remain as appealing as it once was? What do you think?