According to the director who has a visionary approach The Way of Water is expected to "easily" surpass the break-even mark at the box office, and the director "can't get out" of making any sequels.
The blue cat-sized eco-aliens will be back: James Cameron says Avatar: The Way of Water will "easily" surpass the break-even mark at the box office and Cameron will definitely make sequels to his fantasy smash.
"It appears that because of the momentum the film is currently enjoying, we'll probably break even in the coming days, so it appears as if I'm going to have to come from this mess -- I'm going to have to finish these sequels in the future," Cameron said
Then Avatar 4 and 5 are being written. We have even got some of the 4 available. We've launched to develop a series at this stage. We've started a story that will continue to unfold in several films."
Cameron made headlines by making a rumor the possibility that The Way of Water would need to make at least $2 billion at the box office to be able to break even and justification for the possibility of a sequel.
The Way of Water had an estimated production budget of more than $400 million, with a marketing spend that brought the combined price tag to at least $600 million, sources have told The Hollywood Reporter.
For Avatar 3, we will reverse the trend. We'll also discover new realms, and continue in the footsteps of principal characters. I'm sure that the last part will be the most enjoyable. The others were introductions and a method of setting the table prior to serving the food."