When the first Avatar movie came out all those years ago, it was a truly magical experience. The epic sci-fi flick not only featured an all-star cast, but the graphics were like nothing any of us had ever seen before.

Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang, the first instalment of the franchise was a huge hit, and grossed an impressive $2.923 billion. In case you’re wondering, yes this figure does make it the highest-ever grossing movie.

Flash forward over ten years, and its sequel is finally here.

Released in UK cinemas last month, Avatar: The Way of Water quickly grossed over $500 million.

The second movie has already been met with rave reviews from critics, but there is one detail about the long-awaited flick that has fans up in arms.

If you are totally new to the Avatarverse, and the world of Pandora, then let’s get you caught up. This is also a good time to mention that there will be spoilers up ahead, so tread wisely.

The first film ended with its hero, Jake, being transferred permanently into his avatar body (aka the big blue body), so that he can live on Pandora without dying, as humans can’t cope with the planet’s atmosphere.

This also has the bonus effect of meaning that Jake can live with the Na’vi, and more specifically, his love Neytiri for the rest of his life.

All of this success is a good thing, too, as it appears there are more sequels in the works! A third movie was already confirmed, and now James Cameron has made an exciting announcement…

On this week’s episode of Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? Cameron opened up about the future of the franchise.

He said: “It looks like with the momentum that the film has now that we’ll easily pass our break even in the next few days, so it looks like I can’t wiggle out of this and I’m gonna have to do these other sequels.”

“I know what I’m going to be doing the next 6 or 7 years,” he joked.

Cameron also opened up about the technical issues he’s set to face.

“We’ve already captured and photographed the whole film, so we’re in extended post-production to do all that CG magic. And then Avatar 4 and 5 are both written. We even have some of 4 in the can.”

“Mr. Cameron seems to be a very smart and yet down to Earth guy. Awesome, he’s also getting so much success,” one fan wrote.

Another added: “Cameron is a storytelling master, for sure. I did find it interesting though that the acting, on the faces of the actors, is much more compelling than on the avatars. But then again, my observation is coming from a human.”

You can watch the full interview above.

Will you be tuning in to the Avatar sequels forever more?

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