Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Edgar Wright Heads For Grasshopper Jungle
He's attached to the YA adaptation
Joaquin Phoenix In Early Talks For Doctor Strange
He could be the Sorcerer Supreme
Comic-Con: Jonathan Pryce & More Join Game Of Thrones
Alexander Siddig, Keisha Castle-Hughes and more set for Season 5
Patrick Wilson Departs Ant-Man
Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman are also leaving the film
Comic-Con: Maze Runner Sequel In Development
The Scorch Trials should be on the way
Comic-Con: Sam Raimi Is Writing An Evil Dead TV Show
Along with Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell
Comic-Con: The Walking Dead Unleashes First Season Five Tease
'We don't know what's coming next...'
Comic-Con: Sam Raimi Talks The Last Of Us Movie
And reveals Maisie Williams in talks
Comic-Con: New Avengers: Age Of Ultron Image
Black Widow finds a LiveWire
Working Title Acquires Enid Blyton's The Famous Five
Five on the development trail
See The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Concept Art Posters
Updated! Now with Black Widow, Captain America, The Vision & more
Gallery: Toys, Models And Stalls From The 2014 Comic-Con Floor
Check out the sights and stalls of 2014's San Diego convention
Raccoon Rule At Guardians Of The Galaxy’s London Premiere
It’s a marvellous night for a racoon dance
New Clip From Football Animation The Unbeatables
Fuss in boots
Comic-Con: New Image Of Ben Affleck As Batman Revealed
Check out the Batdimples on Bruce
Comic-Con: Christopher Nolan Unveils Interstellar
Director’s surprise appearance heralds new information
Hammer Opens The Winchester Mystery House
Spierig brothers prepare for a haunting
Comic-Con: First Poster For Leprechaun Prequel
Leprechaun: Origins goes back to the old country
Podcast #121: Brett Ratner, Jason Blum
What are your 'dating dealbreaker' movies?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
10 June 2014
Sigourney Weaver Will Return For All Three Avatar Sequels
Wait, what?
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Side By Side (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Titanic 3D (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Avatar Special Edition (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Avatar (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
Shooting is confirmed for 2011

27 October 2010  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: The New York Times

submit to reddit

It may be a no-brainer but it's officially official now: Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 are happening, and are set for release in 2014 and 2015 after shooting back-to-back, with production set to start next year. James Cameron officially, 100% announced today that they will be his next films, but has not yet confirmed titles or any other details.

The news means that we have some exciting Christmases lined up for the next few years. This year we've got the new Narnia and Tron; next year it's Puss In Boots and Sherlock Holmes 2, then there's two years of The Hobbit planned for 2012 and 2013, and after that two Decembers rich in Avatar. It's like Santa's pulling the strings at Hollywood's big studios.

Rest assured that we'll be keeping an eye on this one as it goes forward. Y'know, probably. If we have a minute.

 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Batman 3 Has A Title
And you can cross off the Riddler
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: RE:
Yes i understand what your saying, I just found it interesting how Avatar used these points better than the Final Fantasy Film (in my opinion) and along with how bad general game to film conversions go whether a more hybrid take is the wya to go. More

Posted by properdave at 18:39 on 04 November 2010 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: properdave Was it just me or was the plot similar to Final Fantasy 7? The Lifestream = Tree of Souls WEAPONS = Dragons Cloud (Zack) army  > paralised > freedom fighter = Jack (his twin) army > paralised > freedom fighter Aeris recruits Cloud = Dr Grace recruits Jake Aeris = Grace - both die in 'the life force' Not played the game for so there's probably more. sp; These are simply just tried and tested story telling methods that have been in used More

Posted by pete_traynor at 10:36 on 04 November 2010 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: properdave Was it just me or was the plot similar to Final Fantasy 7? The Lifestream = Tree of Souls WEAPONS = Dragons Cloud (Zack) army  > paralised > freedom fighter = Jack (his twin) army > paralised > freedom fighter Aeris recruits Cloud = Dr Grace recruits Jake Aeris = Grace - both die in 'the life force' Not played the game for so there's probably more. aving played the game myself, I can say that FF7 and nothing More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 16:48 on 03 November 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
Was it just me or was the plot similar to Final Fantasy 7? The Lifestream = Tree of Souls WEAPONS = Dragons Cloud (Zack) army  > paralised > freedom fighter = Jack (his twin) army > paralised > freedom fighter Aeris recruits Cloud = Dr Grace recruits Jake Aeris = Grace - both die in 'the life force' Not played the game for so there's probably more. More

Posted by properdave at 00:11 on 02 November 2010 | Report This Post

RE: A Trilogy?
ORIGINAL: Charles B. Potatoes I have a feeling these films may make significant losses. The first film was hyped way beyond any film I've ever known. Not even Batman (1989) had the level of hype Avatar did. The amount of people severly disappointed in the film (myself included) will not be going back for a follow up. People are growing tired of 3D and these films may be it's death knell.  /font] /font] n’t make a loss. They will still be absolutely huge. Maybe not Avatar More

Posted by pete_traynor at 09:35 on 01 November 2010 | Report This Post

RE: A Trilogy?
L: Charles B. Potatoes I have a feeling these films may make significant losses. The first film was hyped way beyond any film I've ever known. . guess you weren't around in 1999, huh? More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 11:36 on 31 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
L: Deviation L: pete_traynor L: Deviation What I worry is the exposure of the thing. It was annoying enough to listen endlessly about a film I detested for some 4-5 months to no end but with two sequels coming out back-to-back.........er to think about it...ote] f that was regarding the technologies that were to be displayed though Dev. Which are all now out of the bag. So while it will obviously get a lot of exposure, it probably won't be on 'that' level again. By all More

Posted by sanchia at 10:12 on 31 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: A Trilogy?
I have a feeling these films may make significant losses. The first film was hyped way beyond any film I've ever known. Not even Batman (1989) had the level of hype Avatar did. The amount of people severly disappointed in the film (myself included) will not be going back for a follow up. People are growing tired of 3D and these films may be it's death knell.  More

Posted by Charles B. Potatoes at 02:13 on 31 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: A Trilogy?
L: S1lent B0b If these weren't from the same guy who brought us Terminator 2 & Aliens I'd be a bit cynical towards a sequel but hey lets see how it turns out. xcept Avatar has proved to be more Titanic than T2. Alright visuals, crap characters and story. Once bitten, twice shy, three times, um, a lady? Point is, 3D is a cinematic dead end. More

Posted by Concise_Statement at 21:58 on 30 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 + 3
Oh yes it is. And it will make a load of money, even if I wouldn't be surprised if it is quite less than the original, people who thought that Avatar was rubbish are hardly just internet fans. More

Posted by Deviation at 17:44 on 29 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 + 3
L: Deviation What do you mean by internet film fans? I have heard quite a number of people calling Avatar to be really, really dull.  ut it's still profitable. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 17:27 on 29 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
L: pete_traynor L: Deviation What I worry is the exposure of the thing. It was annoying enough to listen endlessly about a film I detested for some 4-5 months to no end but with two sequels coming out back-to-back.........er to think about it...ote] f that was regarding the technologies that were to be displayed though Dev. Which are all now out of the bag. So while it will obviously get a lot of exposure, it probably won't be on 'that' level again. By all accounts Tron Legacy' More

Posted by Deviation at 17:24 on 29 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 + 3
What do you mean by internet film fans? I have heard quite a number of people calling Avatar to be really, really dull.  More

Posted by Deviation at 17:22 on 29 October 2010 | Report This Post

Avatar 2 + 3
L: CrackDown Internet film fans don't encapsulate the entire film-going world you know. nly a small minority.e Avatar-bashers hell bent on refusing to spend their hard-earned money on the subsequent sequels will be a drop in the ocean to the enormous box office I predict both sequels will make. Sorry guys, you're just going to have to ride it out. I'll be there opening night. t's true. If internet film fans ran a studio I reckon it would go bust within 3 months. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 17:05 on 29 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
I don't think films like Vampires Suck gets as much hate as Avatar. Damn you, success.  Internet film fans don't encapsulate the entire film-going world you know. We're only a small minority. And the Avatar-bashers hell bent on refusing to spend their hard-earned money on the subsequent sequels will be a drop in the ocean to the enormous box office I predict both sequels will make. Sorry guys, you're just going to have to ride it out. I'll be there opening night. More

Posted by CrackDown at 13:27 on 29 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
L: Deviation What I worry is the exposure of the thing. It was annoying enough to listen endlessly about a film I detested for some 4-5 months to no end but with two sequels coming out back-to-back.........er to think about it...ote]   f that was regarding the technologies that were to be displayed though Dev. Which are all now out of the bag. So while it will obviously get a lot of exposure, it probably won’t be on ‘that’ level again. By all accounts Tron Legacy’s 3D is far more More

Posted by pete_traynor at 11:25 on 28 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
L: Kilo_T_Mortal I loved avatar but oh how I wish they wouldn't make these sequels. eally get this. Avatar was hardly a self contained profound work of genius that could only be diluted by further instalments. /font] it when I first saw it but on a couple of repeat viewings it's just OK. enjoyable hokum at best, which I for one can happily have in my life every now and again. But for those who still really rate it I don't get why you wouldn't be exited at the prospect of more? He c More

Posted by pete_traynor at 11:20 on 28 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
GOOD!   I love the first film and I am very much looking forward to more!  SO THERE!  More

Posted by boove at 11:15 on 28 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
L: vad3r What is the point of making two sequels to a crap boring joke of a film that no one in hindsight cares about? sp; for one can think of 2.8 Billion reasons that they are making sequels! /font] o be fair he always said he envisioned it as a trilogy before the first one hit those heights.  p; More

Posted by pete_traynor at 11:08 on 28 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
What I worry is the exposure of the thing. It was annoying enough to listen endlessly about a film I detested for some 4-5 months to no end but with two sequels coming out back-to-back.........er to think about it... More

Posted by Deviation at 10:29 on 28 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
L: vad3r What is the point of making two sequels to a crap boring joke of a film that no one in hindsight cares about? sp; What's the point? $$$$ The box office figures suggest that, despite what you state, lots of people liked the film and therefore would like to see some sequels. You don't have to go and watch them, but I'm sure plenty will. More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 10:17 on 28 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
L: vad3r What is the point of making two sequels to a crap boring joke of a film that no one in hindsight cares about? link=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8438824.stm]I can't imagine. More

Posted by Histeria at 09:21 on 28 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
L: vad3r What is the point of making two sequels to a crap boring joke of a film that in hindsight cares aboutuote] That's a bit of a generalisation, I know a lot of movie fans, etc. have problems with Avatar but maybe the wider public are keen for more. And aren't the DVD and Blu-Ray pre-orders quite high? Doesn't that show that there's still a demand? More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 06:49 on 28 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
I loved avatar but oh how I wish they wouldn't make these sequels. More

Posted by Kilo_T_Mortal at 03:11 on 28 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
What is the point of making two sequels to a crap boring joke of a film that no one in hindsight cares about? More

Posted by vad3r at 22:51 on 27 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
L: jmebaby25 I saw a tweet today about this that made me smile.... "James Cameron is making two sequels to "Avatar". Both will be made out of pure unnecessarium." ood one. More

Posted by Hoddie at 22:23 on 27 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
I saw a tweet today about this that made me smile.... "James Cameron is making two sequels to "Avatar". Both will be made out of pure unnecessarium." More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 21:29 on 27 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
L: Deviation NOOOOOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOOOOOO This was exactly the word which went through my mind. More

Posted by sanchia at 21:12 on 27 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
NOOOOOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOOOOOO More

Posted by Deviation at 20:44 on 27 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
Wow I'm Cheap Fashion suprised that there's Shopping Paradise enough plot to fill the Many Cheap extended edition, let alone two Shopping sequels.  More

Posted by UTB at 17:52 on 27 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: WHO CARES
I'll be doing the only thing I can to protest this by not going to see them. I used to love James Cameron but I have to agree with some of the other posts. I can't fault the technological advances it made but every alien design (the Na'avi and all the creatures) were too cartoony to mesh well with the real people on screen and the story was predictable, performances flat, characters about as deep as a paddling pool and the overall experience dull. Films are a medium for telling stories and even More

Posted by bobthegrinch at 17:14 on 27 October 2010 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)