The box office sensation that took the industry by storm when “Avatar” was released. It was the first movie to break the records set by “Titanic” and was hailed as the highest-grossing film the industry has seen.
Later it was surpassed by the 2019 film “Avengers: Endgame.” But fans are hoping the James Cameron film will regain the title with the newest sequel to “Avatar.”
“Avatar: The Way of Water” is all set to return to the screen after a decade after the original film was released. There have been multiple delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic and fans are yet again ready to travel to the planet of Pandora. Thus, the sequel is rumored to be bigger and better.
However, fans are now wondering how many “Avatar” has been released and how many more will come out in the future. To give you a clear idea of what is coming your way, we have brought forward the official titles of the biggest franchise ever.
How Many “Avatar” Movies Have Been Released?
James Cameron had shared his plans to make many sequels to this big-budget film. The first part, “Avatar,” was released in 2010 and the release date varied from one location to another. The film premiered in beautiful London on 10th December 2009 and in no time, it became a worldwide hit. It made multiple records, including touching the $1 billion mark at the box office in a recorded period.
The audience enjoyed transporting to a different planet and having a unique visual experience. Quiet was an immersive experience and the way it engaged the audience’s attention was commendable.
However, that was the only film from the franchise that has been out. It has been more than 10 years, and fans still long for the newest sequel.
Cameron once confirmed, “I’ve had a storyline in mind from the start — there are even scenes in Avatar that I kept in because they lead to the sequel,” “It just makes sense to think of it as a two or three film arc, in terms of the business plan.”
When Will The Sequel To “Avatar” Release?
Better late than never, the new sequel of “Avatar” is titled “Avatar: The Way of Water.” This is the only official title available as of now. Cameron’s plan to commence the series of sequels has crossed its production stage since “Avatar: The Way of Water” is coming to your screen soon. The first teaser followed the main trailer, which showed breathtaking visuals. Moreover, the film’s runtime is over 190 minutes, around three hours and ten minutes.
I wish the Avatar 2 trailers would do what the first one did and say “from the director of…” and then list every movie James Cameron ever made. The ultimate movie trailer power move pic.twitter.com/1KXfaFsXmY
— Patrick Willems (@patrickhwillems) November 22, 2022
Many fans frowned upon the runtime. However, Cameron had a clear idea and was very particular in saying that he doesn’t regret the runtime. Keeping all of these controversies aside, “Avatar: The Way of Water” is releasing soon. Initially, it was planned to release in December 2021, but then again, it was pushed to a new release date. Thus, “Avatar: The Way of Water” is slated to drop on 16th December 2022. Only a few more days to watch another chapter of the magical journey.
How Many More “Avatar” Sequels Are There?
As we have said, Cameron has already planned to create a different “Avatar” universe. Disney has confirmed as many as five movies to give vision to Cameron’s “Avatar” universe. After the second sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” set to release in December, there will be three more sequels. The entire universe will be focused on Pandora with mystical creatures and mythology.
It has been said, “We have 4 more planned. We have 2, 3, 4, and 5. Those scripts are all written. We’ve completed productions on 2, 3, and part of movie 4, so we’re ready. Let’s get through 2, 3, 4, and 5, and then— look, the story ideas are there. You know, Pandora, we always look at it as a metaphor for our world and you can tell an unlimited number of stories in our world. You can tell an unlimited number of stories on Pandora.”
So, here is the timeline of the upcoming “Avatar” films.
- Avatar: The Way of Water – Release Date 2022
- Avatar 3 – Production Completed, Release Date 2024
- Avatar 4 – Script Completed, Production Partially Completed, Release Date 2026.
- Avatar 5 – Script Written, Not Yet In Production; Release Date 2028
Thus, a series of new films are coming in to make it a larger-than-life experience for you.
We have listed all the upcoming movies you can expect from the “Avatar” franchise. Take a recap, watch the film again and start a grand journey.