Jon Landau confirms only two more Avatar movies

Clarifies Jim Cameron's Avatar 4 comments

A few months ago, James Cameron made headlines by claiming he would only be making Avatar films for the rest of his career, claiming that the next few years were going to be dedicated to making Avatar 2, 3 and 4.

"I'm in the Avatar business," said Cameron back in May. "Period. That's it. I'm making Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4." However, it now seems he's settling for 2 and 3, with producer Jon Landau confirming the next two films will shoot back to back.

"We [are] doing two back-to-back, but not a third," said Landau, before going on to give a brief update on how the next two sequels are coming along. "The scripts are pretty far along. We have a team of people already working on the film at Manhattan Beach Studios. We’ve been working with WETA Digital on technologies."

"You know, Titanic was supposed to be a summer movie and it was a Christmas movie," continues Landau. "We’re going to make the best possible version of these movies, and they will come out when they are exactly that."

As for what happens after that, who knows? A 3D treatment for Terminator 2and Aliens? Landau wouldn't rule it out.

"I think, if we get through the next two Avatars, Jim would love to," he said. "I think Jim really feels that the 3D enhances the storytelling process, and I think both of those movies would be ideal candidates to do this with."

Are you keen for more Avatar? Tell us, below!


    • nacho316

      Sep 4th 2012, 9:18

      Hows about no more avatar films one's plenty!!!!

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 4th 2012, 10:03

      How about a movie version of Steel Battalion? Or as AngryJoe says on Youtube: "Steel Battalion : GET YOUR FUQING HAND OFF THAT!!" That guy cracks me up, seriously check him out.

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    • smellyhands

      Sep 4th 2012, 10:34

      "3D enhances the storytelling process". Well thats the biggest load of bollix I've ever heard.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 4th 2012, 10:35

      Yes !!

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Sep 4th 2012, 11:54

      oh good grief

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 4th 2012, 11:57

      I hope at least one of them will be set on Earth, so we will have the gold star Cameron chase sequence, we are accustomed to.

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    • FBJRider

      Sep 4th 2012, 13:43

      "the 3D enhances the storytelling process", not to mention the extra few million dollars it puts in his back pocket...

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    • SiMan

      Sep 4th 2012, 16:40

      To be fair Cameron never seemed to be one who was more interested in making money. He's seems more to be bothered about creating the best film he can and pushing the technological boundaries of film-making. Say what you want about Avatar, but you can't deny it's s technical triumph.. This style of movie making has led to 2 of his movies being the highest grossing of all time. He could have easily milked the Terminator franchise himself. If only people like Micheal Bay & even Jerry Bruckheimer worked to this standard we'd get much better summer blockbusters.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 4th 2012, 18:33

      Cameron should call his old buddies Michael Biehn and Bill Paxton and use them as the villains. GAME OVER MAN !

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    • ilikescifi

      Sep 5th 2012, 4:42

      I agree with @SiMan. If JC (that's James Cameron, not Jesus Christ) only wanted to make films that made money we'd have more terminators and crappy bay-esque films. Yes he takes on lucrative projects but I think he genuinely strives for quality and ingenuity. Most of his ideals are too cheeseball for me but his special effects achievements have been revolutionary. Hopefully the next 2 Avatars achieve the same levels of innovation (well, visually. I don't expect much from the script!)

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    • Gashead

      Sep 5th 2012, 17:02

      Cameron puts a hell of a lot more effort into his films than most Directors, and it shows.

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