After James Cameron's Avatar became the highest grossing film of all time, it was only a matter of time before we heard news of a sequel.

Finally, 20th Century Fox has made a deal with Cameron and it turns out that Avatar will not only be getting a sequel, but a third movie follow-up, as well!

 

James Cameron Plans for 'Avatar' 2 and 3!

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Cameron will be making the Avatar follow-ups his next projects.  According to Variety, he hopes to begin working on the scripts for both movies next year, so production can be finished by the end of 2011.

Although nothing is set in stone yet, Cameron is hoping Avatar 2 will be released by December 2014 and Avatar 3 will be released by December 2015.

James Cameron Plans for Avatar 2 and 3

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Cameron says the second and third movies will be self-contained, but will still hold some similarities to the movie's original.

"We will not back off the throttle of Avatar's visual and emotionalhorsepower," Cameron said,  "and will continue to explore its themes and characters..."

Are you excited for some Avatar sequels!?

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