A few days before the release of the highly anticipated Avatar 2 “The Way of the Water”, James Cameron confided in the rest of his career as a director. In particular, he mentioned the possible Avatar 6 and 7 as well as other non-franchise projects.
James Cameron: the king of the box office
If we do not count the documentaries, James Cameron has only directed ten feature films: Piranha 2, terminator, Aliens, Abyss, Terminator 2, True Lies, Titanic, Avatar, Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 (whose filming is finished). Despite this low number of achievements, he is considered one of the directors the most important in the history of cinema. His ambitious vision of the seventh art and his passion for technology has allowed him to dominate the box office since 1997.
Thus, he still occupies today two places on the podium of the three biggest movie hits of all time with of course Avatar on your mind. And history promises to repeat itself with the release next December 14 of the highly anticipated sequel: The Way of the Water. In two years it will be the turn of the third part to come out, then, if it is successful, at least two other sequels (in 2026 and 2028). Indeed, it evokes the possibility of a Avatar 6 and even a Avatar 7. If so, he would be 88 years old when the latter was released in 2032.
How far will he go?
Asked about the continuation of his career as a director by The Hollywood ReporterJames Cameron has revealed that he will not be directing the films Avatar indefinitely because of the energy it requiresand that he would eventually pass the baton to someone else.
However, he confided that he would like to direct “at least three other sequels” (so until Avatar 6) and that he planned to make “five or six films” in all. Thus, he would have two or three other projects that are not related to Avatar.
He did not reveal what these original projects were, or even whether they would be fiction films or documentaries.