James Cameron confirms next projects; Avatar 2 and 3

Good news finally came today in the form of 20th Century Fox officially announcing that James Cameron’s next directorial project will be Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, with plans to release the two in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Previously, Cameron has noted that an Avatar sequel would focus heavily on the oceans of Pandora, which seems logical considering Cameron’s love of the ocean. “In the second and third films, which will be self-contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc, we will not back off the throttle of ‘Avatar’s’ visual and emotional horsepower, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world,” Cameron said. “I’m looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild.”

“Avatar 2” and “Avatar 3” will be produced by Cameron and his partner Jon Landau for Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment. Lightstorm partner Rae Sanchini negotiated the deal on behalf of the company.