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Avatar 5
Film information
Directed by

James Cameron

Produced by




Editing by



Lightstorm Entertainment

Distributed by

20th Century Fox

Release Date(s)

December 22, 2028[1]

Running Time






Preceded by

Avatar 4

Avatar 5 is one of four planned sequels to the 2009 film Avatar. It is set to be released in December 2028.

The film was unveiled on April 14th, 2016, along with a piece of artwork from the second film.[2] James Cameron confirmed in an interview with The Daily Beast on January 30th, 2017 that the script for Avatar 5 was finished. [3][4]

Cameron has also stated that Avatar 5 will depend on how Avatar: The Way of Water and 3 fare financially. In January 2019, Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger said that Avatar 4 and 5 are being developed but haven't been officially greenlit by Disney.[5]

On May 7, 2019, Avatar 4 and 5 were mentioned as part of Disney-Fox's theatrical release date, planned for December 19, 2025 and December 17, 2027, respectively.[6] On July 23, 2020, James Cameron announced that all Avatar sequels are delayed by one year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[7] The new release date for Avatar 5 is December 22, 2028.[1]

In September 2017, James Cameron stated that, as part of the back-to-back shooting of all four Avatar sequels, production on Avatar 4 and 5 would start after the release of Avatar 3. Both Avatar 4 and 5 are intended to be shot together and put through post-production sequentially, in a similar fashion to Avatar 2 and 3.[8]


James Cameron has already hinted that no sequel will actually have "Avatar" in the title, as Jake Sully is no longer an Avatar at the end of the first film. A November 2018 BBC article claimed that the title would be Avatar: The Quest for Eywa. [9] Cameron later clarified in a February 2018 ET interview that the title was one of many under consideration and the sequel titles hadn't been finalized at that time.[10]



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  4. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/29/james-cameron-on-the-trump-administration-these-people-are-insane.html
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  6. https://deadline.com/2019/05/star-wars-movies-new-mutants-disney-fox-release-schedule-1202608933/
  7. https://www.instagram.com/p/CC_8Idvg_HL/
  8. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/james-cameron-doubles-down-wonder-woman-critique-details-avatar-sequels-1043026
  9. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46059129
  10. https://www.etonline.com/james-cameron-reveals-legitimacy-of-avatar-sequel-titles-leak-exclusive-118997
  11. https://youtu.be/hMT3pTWh-Ac?t=1m2s
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  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWbYVz3J6CQ
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