James Cameron fans know well that an Avatar 2 is coming in 2018. Fewer fans know that Cameron does not only have Avatar 2 in store, he has ?overwritten? to Avatar 3, 4 and 5.
— Behindwoods (@behindwoods) September 12, 2016
Jess Denham of Independent UK points out that the original plan was just to follow up the hit movie with a sequel. Cameron?s imagination went wild and apparently created more film ideas than the studio expected. These are considerable additions especially that many films out there fail to create a successful sequel. This is not the case for Cameron though.
One of his creations, Terminator, has spawned many sequels and even a TV show. He turned the original 1984 classic into a whole franchise. This includes the latest film Terminator Genisys (2015) and the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008-2009). Will he be able to replicate the Terminator success in his planned Avatar franchise?
Well, this is Cameron we are talking about. He might just be the Da Vinci of our day. He has created iconic films and even traveled to the depths of the ocean in something he had built. To call the ?extra? sequels a fluff this early would indeed be too early to say.
Studio is very happy
Cameron told Variety that the original story was only meant to be a trilogy. He admitted that he overwrote as well as his writers. He revealed that the first of the sequels have cloned itself to become more films. He also added that the studio was very happy with this surprise. This is an opportunity, he said, to make more money. Also, this would cost the studio much as well. There is definitely a risk.
The original Avatar was released in 2009 and grossed more than $2.8 billion in worldwide box office. Will the sequels beat this? Will Avatar be bigger than the Star Wars franchise? We shall see. In the next decade, if the plan comes to fruition, there will be more blue aliens to hit the silver screen. Avatar 2 is coming out in December 2018.
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