Untitled Avatar Prequel
Film information
Directed by

James Cameron

Produced by

James Cameron

Written by

James Cameron


Lightstorm Entertainment

Distributed by

20th Century Fox



Followed by

Avatar (film)

The Untitled Avatar Prequel is a proposed prequel to Avatar. The film was announced in 2012 by James Cameron, with production to follow the conclusion of the first trilogy, but subsequent marketing language has stepped away from the concept.[1][2]


Cameron's 2012 comment to MTV: "I haven't really put pen to paper on it, but basically it goes back to the early expeditions to Pandora, and kind of what went wrong between the humans and the Na'vi and what it was like to be an explorer in a completely unknown world. Because when we drop in, even in the first film in , as it will be known in the future, we're dropping into a process that's 35 years in to a whole colonization. ... The only thing left to do is go back to see what it was like on those first expeditions and create some new characters that then become legacy characters in later films. It's a plan."[3]


On September 10th, 2012, it was announced that the fourth film would be a prequel, most likely about the colonization of Pandora, 25-35 years before the original film. At the time the film was merely an idea, with the script for Avatar 2 still years from completion. Many news articles from the time used the working title Avatar 4.

In the years since the 2012 announcement however, Avatar 4 has been referred to exclusively as a sequel. The major April 2016 press release refers to Avatar 2 through 5 as "four sequels".[4] With the four sequels scheduled for 2020-2025, the status of the prequel is unknown.