LOS ANGELES: Hollywood director James Cameron revealed he has ideas for the sixth and seventh films of the critically acclaimed ‘Avatar‘ franchise.
James Cameron talked about the future of the franchise in an interview with the United States lifestyle news agency People. The report stated that the third film is scheduled to release in 2025, whereas the fourth and fifth movies could see the light in 2029 and 2031.
The sixth and seventh films will be released in mid 2030s. James Cameron said he has ideas for them but may not direct it as he could die by the time it happen.
“We’re fully written through movie five, and I’ve got ideas for six and seven, although I’ll probably be handing the baton on at that point,” James Cameron said as quoted by People in its report. “I mean, mortality catches up. But we’re enjoying what we’re doing. We’re loving it. We get to work with great people.”
The director said his vision is for ‘Avatar‘ to be as renowned as other prolific franchises such as Star Wars and Star Trek.
“Star Trek, Star Wars..the world-building franchises that have been around since I was a kid, those were my inspirations. We’re still a young universe. We’re only two movies in, we’re halfway through our third right now. To have that kind of cultural impact over time, you got to pour all your heart and energy into it,” he added.
The ‘Avatar‘ franchise began in 2010. It followed Jake Sully, a paraplegic soldier, replacing his brother on the Na’vi-inhabited Pandora for a mission. He calls accepted by the natives as one of their own but must decide where his loyalties lie.
It is the highest-earning film with a collection of $2.923 billion.
It sequel, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water‘, was released in 2022 and was a smashing box office success. It collected $2.32 billion and is the third-highest-earning film of all time behind ‘Avatar‘ and ‘Avengers: Endgame‘.