The Way Of Water Is Profitable, So James Cameron Supposes He’ll Go Ahead And Make The Rest Of The Movies

Well, at least James Cameron can now sit back and relax in the afterglow of yet another profitable movie, right? Okay, just kidding, because the news means that the man basically has no choice but to keep making blue cat alien sequels for the rest of his life. But hey, there are far worse ways to spend your retirement years!

Granted, we already knew that we were getting at least one more “Avatar” movie no matter how “The Way of Water” ultimately performed at the box office. That’s the perk of taking upwards of $200 million (THR estimates, partly based on Cameron’s previous comments, approximately a combined budget in the vicinity of $600 million) and investing it into multiple sequels at once. At a certain point, it simply makes the most amount of business sense to forge ahead and release the movies no matter what. Confusing? Well, that’s why we typically leave box office reporting to our very own Ryan Scott, folks.

In any case, with the “Avatar” sequel now on track to get close to (if not surpassing) $2 billion worldwide, it’s a no-brainer to greenlight the fourth, fifth, and possibly even sixth and seventh films in the series. According to Cameron:

“I’m sure that we’ll have a discussion soon with the top folks at Disney about the game plan going forward for ‘Avatar 3,’ which is already in the can –- we’ve already captured and photographed the whole film so we’re in extended post-production to do all that CG magic. And then ‘Avatar 4’ and ‘5’ are both written. We even have some of ‘4’ in the can. We’ve begun a franchise at this point. We’ve begun a saga that can now play out over multiple films.”

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