James Cameron has reportedly planned to withdraw himself from directing Avatar 3.
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According to the latest Variety reports, James Cameron has intimately been involved with the production of the sequels for more than a decade now, since his 2009 blockbuster Avatar, and the filmmaker has even revealed that he is considering giving up his command over the franchise.
The first Avatar sequel titled The Way of Water will hit the theatres on December 16. Meanwhile, the third instalment was shot concurrently with The Way of the Water and is scheduled to release in 2024.
Several reports suggest that Cameron already has plans for further Avatar storylines after those two films, he may not be at the lead for any future instalments. Furthermore, after completing the work on the third instalment, the filmmaker informed Empire that he is considering handing over the series to another director.
"The Avatar films themselves are kind of all-consuming," Cameron said. "I've got some other things I'm developing as well that are exciting. I think eventually over time - I don't know if that's after three or after four - I'll want to pass the baton to a director that I trust to take over, so I can go do some other stuff that I'm also interested in. Or maybe not. I don't know."
Nevertheless, Cameron has expressed excitement over the potential to watch his grand plan for the Avatar saga come to fruition. "Movie four is a corker. It's a motherfucker. I actually hope I get to make it. But it depends on market forces," Cameron said. "Three is in the can so it's coming out regardless. I really hope that we get to make four and five because it's one big story, ultimately."
Considering, Cameron’s track record, the filmmaker has quit his collaboration for several projects including Alita: Battle Angel, which was eventually directed by Robert Rodriguez while Cameron remained on board as an executive producer and co-writer. ALSO READ | Avatar 2 Teaser Trailer Leaked Online, HURRY Check Out The Pics Before They Are Taken Down- DO NOT DELAY!
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