“I overwrote”, admits James Cameron

The reason we’re getting Avatar 2 through to Avatar 5? Too much writing, admits James Cameron…

James Cameron is finally edging towards the point where he’s going to physically start making his Avatar sequels. Pre-production work has been underway for some time, and as development has progressed, the plan has switched from a single sequel, to a trilogy, to the four further movies we’re now going to get.

But why are we getting Avatar through to Avatar 5? Because James Cameron and his team couldn’t stop writing.

“The Avatar story arc was originally meant to be a trilogy, but I overwrite, and my writers overwrote as well”, Cameron has revealed to Variety.

“But basically the first of the sequels cloned itself and became two films, so now it’s four films. And the studio’s very happy with it. They have an opportunity to make more money, but it’s also an opportunity to spend a lot more money, too, so there’s a clench factor”.

The first Avatar sequel is due in cinemas in December 2018, with Avatar 3 in December 2020, Avatar 4 in December 2022 and Avatar 5 in December 2023.