Director James Cameron has confirmed that Avatar 3, the untitled third chapter in his sci-fi adventure franchise Avatar, is currently in a “very hectic” two years of post-production ahead of its release in December 2025. Production officially wrapped up on the third movie a while back as Cameron envisions his blockbusters to be a five-movie saga.
Speaking during a press conference in New Zealand this week, James Cameron revealed that Avatar 3 has entered a lengthy two years of post-production to do visual effects, touch ups and much more. Cameron, who owns a home in New Zealand, added, “I plan on making all my films here indefinitely.”
Earlier this year, Cameron confirmed that Avatar 3 will focus on the fire and ash tribes of the Na’vi, the inhabitants of Pandora, in an effort to show an “evil” side to them:
“The fire will be represented by the ‘Ash People.’ I want to show the Na’vi from another angle because, so far, I have only shown their good sides. In the early films, there are very negative human examples and very positive Na’vi examples. In Avatar 3, we will do the opposite. We will also explore new worlds, while continuing the story of the main characters. I can say that the last parts will be the best. The others were an introduction, a way to set the table before serving the meal.”
Avatar: The Way of Water released in December 2022 and quickly became a box office juggernaut like the first movie. At $2.3 billion earned at the worldwide box office, it’s currently ranked as the third highest-grossing movie of all time behind Avengers: Endgame in second place at $2.7 billion and the first Avatar movie at $2.9 billion. The sequel was released digitally in March this year.