The first sequel is due to arrive later than originally planned. - From International Business Times UK
Director James Cameron has revealed the release dates for four planned Avatar instalments over the next eight years, with the first sequel hitting screens in 2020.
The acclaimed sci-fi visionary, perhaps best known for The Terminator franchise, made the announcement in a post on the Avatar Facebook page.
Taking place within the alien world of Pandora, the film portrayed the struggle between the native Na'vi, and Avatars, the planet's human/Na'vi hybrids – who, run by corporations, are attempting to conquer the land for profit and human survival.
"I've been working the last couple of years with a team of four top screenwriters," he said, "to design the world of Avatar going forward: the characters, the creatures, the environment, the new cultures.
Stars from the 2009 film, including Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington – will return to their roles, despite Weaver's character, Dr Grace Augustine, clearly being killed off in the original film.