It appears the titles for James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sequels have been revealed, thanks to BBC News who state that they have seen documentation to support these revelations. Cameron has four sequels in the works and was supposedly filming them all at once, although more emphasis was placed on the first two, whose box office performance would determine whether or not the second two would get made. (Sigourney Weaver recently stated that she had completed work on the first two and was preparing for the third and fourth.) Not it appears that we know the names of these installments– ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, ‘Avatar: The Seed Bearer’, ‘Avatar: The Tulkun Rider’ and ‘Avatar: The Quest for Eywa’.
All four sequels will continue to be set on the lush planet of Pandora but will explore other parts of the planet than what was seen in the 2009 original. For starters, Cameron, who directed ‘The Abyss’ and ‘Titanic’ plus underwater documentaries ‘Ghosts of the Abyss’ and ‘Aliens of the Deep’, is going back to the oceans. The first sequel, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ indicates that the action may take place in H²O. ‘Titanic’ star Kate Winslet is re-teaming with Cameron to play, as he described her “a character who’s part of the Sea People, the reef people.”
The final film, ‘Avatar: The Quest for Eywa’ is named after Eywa, the deity of the Na’vi. In the past, Cameron stated that he didn’t want to keep using the ‘Avatar’ name because by the end of the first sequel, the “main character isn’t an Avatar anymore,” but since this is the name that people know, it sounds like 20th Century Fox is keeping it regardless.
In addition to Weaver and Winslet, the sequels will star Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, and Giovanni Ribisi, plus Oona Chaplin, Cliff Curtis, Matt Gerald, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, and David Thewlis. (They may not all be in all movies, depending on what happens in the movies.) The ‘Avatar’ sequels will be released in December, starting in 2020 and 2021 for the first two, and 2024 and 2025 for the next two.