James Cameron announces Avatar sequel trilogy

The mighty James Cameron, mastermind of Terminator, Titanic and Aliens, has announced three new sequels to his 2009 sci-fi spectacular, Avatar. Currently crowned as the highest grossing movie of all time, Avatar was Cameron’s passionate parallel to corporate greed, environmental negligence and proxy warfare.  Set against the backdrop of a mining corporation uprooting an indigenous populous of spiritual cat-things, the film told the tale of Jake Sullivan, a battle-hardened marine who sides with the natives and leads a revolution to regain their land.

Despite a luke-warm reception from critics, the movie grossed a gargantuan $2.8 billion, which as any producer will tell you, demands a sequel. However, even the most optimistic fan may be taken aback by today’s announcement. The LA Times are reporting that Cameron has signed on to co-write and direct three sequels back to back.

“In writing the new films, I’ve come to realize that ‘Avatar’s’ world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated, and it became apparent that two films would not be enough to capture everything I wanted to put on screen,”

Avatar 2 will be scheduled for release December 2016, with part 3 December 2017 and the, supposed, conclusion pulling into theaters December 2018.

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Liam graduated from the University of Kent in 2012 with a first class degree in Film Studies. Whilst studying at Kent he discovered his passion for cinema criticism by questioning the merits of as many examples as possible'; from Hitchcock's The Lodger, to The Hangover Part II. Liam's cinematic range encompass' genres and auteurs far and wide, however, the fusion of technology with outstanding storytelling is where his key passions lie: Therefore, the work of James Cameron, David Fincher, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Peter Jackson forms the bulk of Liam's must see catalogue.

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