The next three Avatar movies from director James Cameron have been delayed as a result of some reshuffling currently happening at Disney. Each planned Avatar sequel has been delayed by a year, meaning the final chapter in the saga will only arrive in 2031.
Avatar 3, which Cameron stated would focus on the fire and ash tribes of Pandora, is now expected to release on 19 December 2025. Avatar 4 will follow four years later and is set to release on 21 December 2029. Finally, Avatar 5 will conclude the series on 19 December 2031, meaning it will be 22 years since the first Avatar movie released in 2009.
Avatar: The Way of Water released in cinemas last December and brought in $2.3 billion at the worldwide box office, trailing in third place behind Avengers: Endgame ($2.7 billion) and the first Avatar movie, which currently occupies the number one spot as the highest-grossing movie of all time at $2.9 billion.
Avatar is set on the picturesque alien planet of Pandora and follows a group of humans who invade the home planet of the Na’vi for resources. Using advanced methods that allow human conscience to be transferred to a body of a Na’vi, military soldier Jake Sully becomes one of the natives in order to infiltrate the Na’vi tribes. However, after coming to admire the Na’vi culture and a female warrior named Neytiri, Jake rebels against the humans to protect Pandora. The sequel largely focuses on the returning humans while Jake struggles to protect his new family.
Disney also rearranged the schedule of several upcoming MCU movies, pushing some out by a year or two. Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars were both delayed by a year, though Deadpool 3 had its release date moved up. For a full list of the Marvel Studios that were recently delayed, head on over here.