Avatar: The Way of the Water was a huge success, dominating the worldwide box office. Earlier this year, the critically acclaimed sequel topped the top 15 grossing movies with $1.37 billion.
In a recent episode of HBO Max’s Who is talking to Chris Wallace?the director pointed out that the expensive budget sequel broke the $1.5 billion mark at the global box office, officially surpassing Top Gun: Maverick as the highest-grossing film released in 2022. It looks like the studio’s bet on James Cameron seems to be ultra-profitable, as the director says the film is on track to “easily” break even at the box. -office. With that in mind, success sets the gears in motion for the production of additional sequels.
In the conversation, Cameron reveals, “Looks like with the momentum the movie has now, it’ll easily go through our hiatus even in the next few days, so it looks like I can’t get over it, I’m going to have to. do these other sequels.” The director speaks to Avatar 4 and 5because Avatar 3 should already be released in 2024. He adds,
“I know what I’m going to do for the next six or seven years. The thing is, it’s going to be fine. I’m sure we’ll be having a chat with the best at Disney soon about the game plan ahead for Avatar 3, which is already in the box – we’ve already captured and photographed the entire film, so we’re in extended post-production doing all that CG magic. So what Avatar 4 and 5 are both written. We even have some of 4 in the box. We started a franchise at this point. We’ve started a saga that can now span multiple films.”
Cameron also clarified that the rumors that the second film was to earn at least $2 billion were just a rumour: “To clarify, I never gave it a number. I said it was to be among the highest-grossing movies in history and someone else applied that number and it got picked up. The number is actually lower. In another recent interview with a French newspaper 20 minutesthem IndieWire reported that Cameron would introduce a new fire-centric Na’vi clan in Avatar 3. “The fire will be represented by the ‘people of ashes.’ I want to show the Na’vi from another angle because so far I’ve only shown their good sides, in the early films there are very negative human examples and very positive Na’vi examples. Avatar 3, we will do the opposite. We will also explore new worlds, while continuing the story of the main characters. I can say that the last parts will be the best. The others were an introduction, a way to set the table before serving the meal.”
Except delay, Avatar 3 is set to release on December 20, 2024.
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