‘Avatar’ sequels set for 2014 and 2015

Oct. 27, 2010 | 9:20 a.m.

James Cameron has been talking about a return to Pandora for months, but now there’s an official target date: The sequel to “Avatar” is due in theaters in December 2014, and a third film in the series will follow 12 months after that.

“I’m looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild,” Cameron said in a statement released by Twentieth Century Fox, which is eager to go back to the jungles of a distant moon where the studio found the biggest box-office grosses in history. In a joint statement, Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairs Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman said:  ” ‘Avatar’ is not only the highest grossing movie of all time, it is a created universe based on the singular imagination and daring of James Cameron, who also raised the consciousness of people worldwide to some of the greatest issues facing our planet.”

“Avatar” pulled in more than $2.7 billion at theaters worldwide and has broken records in home video as well. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, and it won Golden Globes those categories as well. Jon Landau, who produced “Titanic” and “Avatar,” will return to produce the new films with Cameron, and the pair said a few weeks ago they were adamant about sticking with their lucky December release dates as opposed to moving to the summer.

– Geoff Boucher

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10 Responses to ‘Avatar’ sequels set for 2014 and 2015

  1. Willie Santos says:

    I new it was only a matter of time before we would hear the good news.There is no better place to return to than "Pandora". Thank you Mr. Cameron. You've opened our imaginations to unreachable heights.

  2. jame says:

    God I hate Cameron to hell, and his stupid candy-land computer game movie. I hope some unforeseeable disaster delays these movies inevitably, or better still wipes out their ever-existence. The Mayan-prophesied end of the world will do.

    • Shawty Haggins says:

      Wow a lot of hate without much reason. I suppose that’s not necessary, but it certainly would help raise your credibility. Of course, if you don’t care about that, I guess it doesn’t matter, though why you would post here at all to share your hatred is mysterious…

      Avatar was a weak movie yes, but then again it was never meant to be anything but a preachy blockbuster of popcorn entertainment. You would do well to take it as such and calm down.

      • anon says:

        Naw, Jame is right.

      • Erin777gunner says:

        I didn't even like Avatar… I went to see it cause my parents wanted to see it… >.> so, I was forced… and I don't understand what the big OMG is with Avatar… Can someone explain… James is right, but you cant wish for something bad to happen to other people….

    • Soap says:

      get out of your moms basement and go make your own film then

    • fish says:

      James does make a point.Case Closed.

    • Jim Jones says:

      Narcissistic much? What an idiotic, selfish, and immature attitude to have. Good to know that you feel your own opinion should trump the rest of existence. You could just simply not go to the movie(s), and let those who do enjoy them have their fun in peace, rather than wish the destruction of every living thing and the planet itself. It is just a movie, after all.

  3. steve says:

    Blue is not a good color for color-blind men!

  4. jacque says:

    maybe they can take .000001% of the $2.7 billion the first one made and hire a couple of people who can actually write dialog.

    oh, wait…it's a jim cameron project.

    nevermind.

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