James Cameron just made headlines by announcing that he is going to make four sequels to Avatar. The film, which was released in 2009 sold over 97 million tickets and ranks 15th on the list of most sales. It also grossed 760.5 million dollars in theatres, so yeah, it was success. Immediately, Cameron announced that there were going to be sequels.
According to Mashable, the first sequel will be released on Christmas of 2018 then more on Christmas 2020 and 2022 and the final Avatar film will debut at the end of 2023. The announcement was made today at CinemaCon, which is a spin-off of ComicCon.
But a lot of people are feeling a bit apathetic about the upcoming sequels. And as great as Avatar was, we’re all very familiar with Stockholm Syndrome and some critics just branded the film “Dances With Blue Wolves”.
James Cameron made headlines a few years ago when he took a submarine into the Mariana Trench, which is the deepest part of the ocean.
Somewhere deep in the Mariana Trench James Cameron snickers in his submarine, shaping mashed potatoes into aliens and calling it "Avatars."
— Dan Telfer (@dantelfer) April 14, 2016
James Cameron really thinks we want four more Avatars. HA.
— PantheR (@____PantheR) April 14, 2016
I wish I loved anything as much as James Cameron loves 'Avatar.'
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) April 14, 2016
'Please stop!' she begged 'I can't take any more!'
'I know' he said 'I can't believe James Cameron wants to make another four Avatar films.'
— 50 Nerds of Grey (@50NerdsofGrey) April 14, 2016
A lot of people are doubting that Cameron will be able to pull off the feat.
Prediction: None of these upcoming Avatar movies ever get released. https://t.co/69AS7vfLHR
— David Wong (@JohnDiesattheEn) April 14, 2016
James Cameron doesn't seem to understand you have to do at least one sequel before you announce another 3.
— JamesMan (@JamesFishPrime) April 14, 2016
As James Cameron announced 4 Avatar sequels, I'm also announcing the names of my four unborn children: Mike, Shawn, Nathan and Wanya.
— Stone™ (@GreatWallofChin) April 14, 2016
I suppose only time will tell if we’ll see more blue men on the silver screen.
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