Prolific documentary filmmaker James Cameron has only directed three feature-length films in the last 20 years: True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009). Before that, he made The Abyss, Aliens, and the first two Terminator films. And every single one of those films was a huge box office success for its time — the last two films each crossed the $2 billion mark worldwide.
Here are domestic grosses (adjusted for inflation):
- Titanic: $1.1 billion
- Avatar: $789 million
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day: $395 million
- True Lies: $284 million
- Aliens: $186 million
- The Abyss: $111 million
- The Terminator: $92 million
Point is, Cameron knows how to make a successful movie, and can pretty much get anything he wants. In the case of Avatar, that involved developing brand new technology to make his vision happen, and then he released a special "4D" version of the movie for South Korea.
So with all that in mind, this is what Cameron has to say about the upcoming Avatar sequels (via Empire):
"They're gonna be bitchin'. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open."
In August 2013, it was revealed that Cameron was planning to make three Avatar sequels, all filmed simultaneously. At the time Cameron said, "In writing the new films, I've come to realize that Avatar's world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated." Details are pretty light; according to Empire, Cameron and his team are still currently working on the first two scripts.
The first Avatar sequel is expected to hit theaters in December 2016, and remember: if James Cameron offers you a 4DX movie experience, you say no.
(Just kidding; he doesn't literally want us to shit ourselves with our mouths wide open.)