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'Avatar' Is Getting 3 Sequels All Shooting Simultaneously According to Sigourney Weaver

The actress reveals the major news that James Cameron will not be shooting two, but three sequels to his blockbuster hit.
James Cameron will be shooting 3 Avatar sequels at the same time
James Cameron will be shooting 3 Avatar sequels at the same time
We have known for some time that Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 are in the works, and, back in May, director James Cameron teased the possibility of a 4th Avatar film as well. Actress Sigourney Weaver dropped some major news today, revealing that all three sequels are a reality and will be shot simultaneously this fall, after she wraps on the USA Network mini-series Political Animals. Here's an excerpt from a recent article.

"When Political Animals finishes shooting, see if you can follow Weaver's schedule: she goes right into a new Christopher Durang play for a short run at Lincoln Center. Then she films Avatar 2, Avatar 3, and Avatar 4 with James Cameron. That's right: they're making three sequels to the blue 3D phenom all at the same time. Weaver says she has no idea how long it will take, or how it's going to work. 'I just show up,' she said."

Our report from May also revealed that the director was only making Avatar movies and documentaries from now on. Producer Jon Landau also stated in April that they might not hit the December 2014 release date for Avatar 2. However, if production does in fact start up this fall, that release date may be attainable after all.

Avatar 2 comes to theaters November 2016 and stars Stephen Lang, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington. The film is directed by James Cameron.

Avatar 3 comes to theaters November 2017 and stars Stephen Lang, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington. The film is directed by James Cameron.

Avatar 4 comes to theaters November 2018 and stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang. The film is directed by James Cameron.

Sources: Showbiz 411

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  1. Dan

    @ejk1 Oh yeah... I Stand corrected, then. @narrator I guess I have been a where with the usernames :P

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  2. ejk1

    @dan1 Uh uh, my friend. I remember the Realavatar, and then the realavatah. Funny names, haha.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  3. ejk1

    @superman81 Not a contradiction; answer this question: if Avatar wasn't liked by the majority of people, why did it receive so much repeat business? Do you really think people, in this economy, would go to the same film, whatever it is, multiple times, if it was a bad film? Everyone may not like it, but the film has far more fans than detractors. You're just going to have to swallow those sour grapes, dude.

    As far as Man Of Steel, you still keep missing the point, which kind of goes hand in hand with the above. If MOS is a bad film, then word of mouth will hurt it, and it won't get the repeat business. And then it will probably get the same amount of business as Superman Returns. So, now answer this question: If MOS is a bad film, and it does the same type of business as SR, then how can it justifiably receive a sequel? See, you're working under the assumption that no matter how good or bad MOS is, it is assuredly making, what, $300 million or more? Uh uh bro, it doesn't work like that, not in this economy. Bad blockbusters won't make that kind of dough anymore. People simply won't go to a film more than once if it is bad, and MOS, in order for WB/DC to prove that it can do something other than good Batman films, needs to give people a worthwhile reason to spend their money on more than one occasion. The best way for that to occur is to make a good film, not some film with splashy effects and no plot.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  4. caifa

    damn, just make the damn movie alrady..quit beaing such a p*ssy james...i can't wait that long..jeezzz

    2 years agoby @caifaFlag

  5. skywise

    @dan1 I just hope this doesnt turn out to be the fiasco that was the Matrix trilogy. I did not hate the Matrix as so many did but it took (dare i say stole) many clasic ideas from books such as Dune Messiah.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. skywise

    @thedude-abides i think i read that story as well. He mentioned that his Avatar films were an outlet for him to tell a story that is entertaining and maintain his underlying message of "saving the world" or some such.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. Dan

    @narrator That's all of em. I said a while back that I was sticking with just Dan, though. That won't change.

    @skywise They prob will. 4 movies? It won't be all Pandora.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. skywise

    @dan1 I hope that the sequels expand on the universe and story takes place on multiple worlds instead of just pandora

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  9. the Narrator

    Damn it, @kguy! Now I'm trying to think of all of @dan1's past names...

    avatarsequel, supes, theREALsupes, REAL, dan... was there more?

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  10. CUPID

    It's all about the Benjamin$

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  11. Sean

    I hope these 3 Avatar sequels will turn out to be good.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. Tmontana

    Im pretty sure James Cameron knows what hes doing

    2 years agoby @tmontanaFlag

  13. Brian

    @dan1 Agreed.

    2 years agoby @brianFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    But like I said, the long run will produce multiple numbers back

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Man, just think about how much this movie is already going to be spending. Cameron plans to use a new frame system for three sequels where the first nearly went to 230 million on the production alone. Already The Hobbit, for whatever reason, as a two picture production is tracking 500 million since it was reported 2 years ago

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. K.Guy

    @dan1 That's the Avatarsequel I know! :D

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  17. Dan

    Even with the 2.7 billion Avatar made, this feels a bit cart before horse.... He better come up with a damn fascinating plot, then.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @superman81 Those people are only a fraction of the movie's gross. And it's repeat business that green light any movie and something every movie studio depends on.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  19. Superman81

    @ejk1 I know it made tons of cash, but it came out with no competition for weeks, it was visually a good movie but story sucked and word of mouth was good based on its visuals so everyone saw it. It's not a good movie at all, and just because it made money doesn't make it a good movie. You seem to contradict yourself a lot. I said man of steel needs to make lots of money to get a sequel but you said nope it needs to be a good well written movie. Avatar was not good or well written. The acting was horrible and Sam Worthington is a horrible actor. Also let's not forget its repeat business was people committing suicide or trying to because Pandora wasn't real.

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  20. Filter

    Do it :)

    2 years agoby @filterFlag

  21. soccerkid10

    They sud stop now the movies are going to be soo sh*tty. They just make money because people wanted to see something new. End it now!!

    2 years agoby @soccerkid10Flag

  22. K.Guy

    Bring them on! :D

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  23. Cheetoboy

    I don't know why people are hating, Avatar was a great movie, and I definitely think that that sequels will live up to the original. Anyone whoms familiar with James Cameron should know that he's great at making groundbreaking sequels, a few little movies known as Terminator2 and Aliens are great examples. REALLY!!! Need I say more.

    2 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  24. Chris Santos

    wow 3 more movies

    2 years agoby @chris-santosFlag

  25. SherlockHolmes2009

    Damn and I thought 2 sequels were bad enough

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  26. thedude-abides

    I'm sure they'll be quality, but I wish he would've left it alone after the first one.

    @skywise There was an article during your hiatus in which Cameron said he had decided he was no longer going to make Battle Angel, and that he was done making movies period unless they were Avatars or doc*mentaries. Lame, I know.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  27. TheDude1

    Everyone lay your cash on the ground for Cameron to take. Thank you very much.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  28. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @bradley-tyler Least with JP4 it's going the Crystal Skull route for a new trilogy

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  29. Bradley Tyler

    @bawnian-dexeus That would be brilliant! I am going to see if I can get into these films just like Iam trying for JP4, highly unlikely but you never know! Its great to see that there may be a fourth one but won't that be pushing it a bit too far? I say that and JP4 is going into production! ;)

    2 years agoby @bradley-tylerFlag

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