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To say that the film Avatar was a hit would be an understatement, it was one of the biggest movies to come out in 2009 and certainly one of the most popular movies in recent years. Three sequels have since been in the pipeline though they have yet to enter production. However director James Cameron has now claimed that all three Avatar sequels are going to enter production in the coming year.

Speaking to the Montreal Gazette, Cameron revealed that the writing is ongoing but it’s almost finished. So is technical development and stages as well as infrastructure. “So we’re really poised to start after the first of the year,” he said.

The first of these sequels is expected to hit the big screen by Christmas 2017, even though the three sequels were initially planned to be released in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Avatar 2, 3 and 4 as they will be called will start their journey to the big screen from December 2017 now with each new movie coming one year after the last.

It’s this way because of the shooting schedule which sees Cameron direct each of the three sequels simultaneously. Each film is going to have both a standalone plot as well as an overarching narrative that ties in the entire franchise, it’s going to be no easy feat for all involved.

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