It looks as though the Avatar franchise could be around in movie theaters for some time to come if creator James Cameron has his way.
While appearing at the Saturn Awards recently, Cameron spoke with People and shared some news about the future of the Avatar franchise. “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,” said Cameron. “I mean, mortality catches up. But I mean, we’re enjoying what we’re doing. We’re loving it. We get to work with great people.”
Cameron went on to add, “Star Trek, Star Wars, the world building franchises that have been around since I was a kid, those were my inspirations/ And as I was saying out there, 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.”
“People are always asking us, ‘So why did you just keep working in the same…’ Why did Lucas keep working in the same thing? Why did Roddenberry keep working in the same thing? Because when you connect with people, why would you squander that? Why would you start over with something else that might not connect,” Cameron concluded.
The first Avatar is the highest-grossing film of all-time with $2.923B globally, and Avatar: The Way of Water is in third place with $2.317B. Why Cameron would want to keep this series going isn’t too difficult to figure out.
The third Avatar film is currently scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 19, 2025.