With Avatar 2 already in production, James Cameron has a $1 billion budget for four sequels to the 2009 classic.
When Avatar premiered in 2009, it was the most technologically advanced movie the world had ever seen – not to forget its heartwarming storyline. Today, four additional Avatar movies have been announced, and they have budget of $1 billion.
It might have taken them eight years, but an Avatar sequel is already in production, and more are on their way.
Shooting for the sequel began last August, and it is expected to be ready by its December 18, 2020, release date – exactly 11 years after the first Avatar movie. But filming will not stop there, for director James Cameron has announced that he will be making all four sequels back-to-back between now and 2025.
The story of Avatar goes like this: By 2154, humans travel to the planet Pandora in search of natural resources after having depleted our supplies here on Earth. While the planet has massive unobtanium reserves, a substance used for energy production, the biggest one lies under a tree worshiped by the local Na’vi humanoids.
Do you think the humans let the resource go because it could lead to war and genocide? You’re right, they didn’t. The rest of the story you need you experience for yourself.
The one billion US dollar budget dedicated to the sequels might seem like too much money to put into four movies, but seeing that the first Avatar film grossed nearly $3 billion it is easy to understand the studio’s decision.
While at the theaters, Avatar several box office records, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time, the first film to gross more than $2 billion, and the best-selling film of 2010 in the United States.
The movie was nominated for nine Academy Awards, and won three, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.