Avatar 3 could be the final Avatar movie in the series if the upcoming sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water flops at the box office, according to filmmaker James Cameron. During a recent interview with Total Film the director mentioned how he'll be keeping a close eye on Avatar 2's box office performance to dictate whether or not the story should evolve past the third installment:
The market could be telling us we’re done in three months, or we might be semi-done, meaning: ‘OK, let’s complete the story within movie three, and not go on endlessly’, if it’s just not profitable.
Cameron goes on to explain that the world has changed quite a bit since the first Avatar debuted in theaters back in 2009 - the pandemic having created a cautious atmosphere for moviegoers paired with the massive spike in online streaming platforms and providers. These factors could prove that the movie-going theater experience will not deliver the returns they expect however Cameron remains optimistic, hoping that Avatar 2 will help remind audiences of the benefit of going to a theater to enjoy the movie watching experience as it was intended:
We’re in a different world now than we were when I wrote this stuff, even. It’s the one-two punch – the pandemic and streaming. Or, conversely, maybe we’ll remind people what going to the theatre is all about. This film definitely does that. The question is: how many people give a shit now?
Avatar 2: The Way of Water arrives in theaters December 16th and if you want the Avatar series to continue - make sure you buy your tickets and go to the cinema to support it!
Avatar 2: The Way of Water December 16th, 2022
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Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet.
Directed by James Cameron, Avatar 2: The Way of Water's release date is December 16th, 2022.
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