James Cameron recently revealed that he might not direct Avatar 4 And 5. Cameron says, “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.”
James Cameron is currently working on Avatar: The Way of Water, the film has been under development since 2010, and completed preproduction in 2017, with much of the motion capture and principal photography completed by early 2020. The filming was wrapped in Sep 2020 and is set to release in theaters on December 16, 2022.
Speaking to Empire Magazine, Cameron told that he might not direct Avatar 4 and 5. he told “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.”
According to the official synopsis, Avatar: The Way of Water is Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water follows the journey of Jake Sully and Neytiri’s newfound family of five children. Despite their best efforts to keep their family together, a familiar threat resurfaces and forces Jake, Neytiri, and their four children to flee to the land of the Metkayina clan in the Pandoran oceans.
Avatar: The Way of Water’s plot will be a fully-encapsulated, standalone narrative, as will the other sequels, but will also be part of a meta-narrative that extends across Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar 3, 4, and 5.
The film stars Sam Worthington as Jake Sully, Zoe Saldana as Neytiri, CCH Pounder as Mo’at, Cliff Curtis as Tonowari, leader of the Metkayina clan, Jamie Flatters as Neteyam, the first-born son of Jake and Neytiri, and Britain Dalton as Lo’ak.