James Cameron has always been a filmmaker with a vision – a director who sees and imagines possibilities that the rest of us cannot. And after changing the game with Avatartook a highly conceptual original idea and turned it into the highest grossing film of all time, his next vision was to create a epic new four movie story Set in the same universe, tells a giant story on the glowing planet Pandora. The first of those movies, Avatar: The Road of Water, which hits theaters in December of this year, and an untitled third film due out in 2024, has been in continuous shooting. Down the line, Avatar 4 and 5 will go into production, have also planned to film together. But while this whole effort was Cameron’s idea, one thing that’s less certain is whether he’ll be the one to direct those last two films.
Talking to Empire in the near future monopoly in the world Avatar: The Road of Water problem, the legendary filmmaker has revealed his plans for later films in the series – including the possibility that he could appoint someone else to bring the story to its conclusion. “The Avatar Cameron admitted. “I have some other things that I am developing that are also very interesting. I think eventually over time – I don’t know if it’s after three or four hours – I’ll want to hand the baton over to a director I trust to take over, so I can do some work. Another thing that I am also interested in. Or maybe not. I don’t know.” Previously, Cameron gave Alita: Battle Angel – a project that he has been planning for a long time to bring to the screen – for the director Robert Rodriguezwhile remaining involved as executive producer and co-writer.
Still, Avatar is Cameron’s own world – and he seems particularly passionate about where the story will go in later films. “All I need to say about family, about sustainability, about the climate, about the natural world, topics that are important to me in real life and in my film life, I have can tell on this picture,” he explained. “I was even more excited to go along. Movie four is a Cinderella. It is a damn it. I really hope I will make it. But it depends on market forces. Three is in cans so it will come out regardless. I really hope that we can make four and five because it’s a big story in the end. “The story has only just begun – let James Cameron’s next epic vision begin.
Empire‘S Avatar: The Road of Water issue hits newsstands on Thursday, July 7, with great access to the film and its cast and crew – head to Cameron’s Lightstorm headquarters and speak to the director himself, also as producer Jon Landau, stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, and many more. Plus, it’s stacked with never-before-seen images, opening up the world of Pandora like never before. Pre-order a copy online here – and stay tuned to Empireonline.com for more great exclusives. Avatar: The Road of Water to UK cinemas from December 16.