Date: 25th January 2011

Avatar 2 and 3 will be shooting back-to-back

James Cameron has revealed that he’s currently busily writing the scripts for Avatar 2 and 3, which he plans to shoot back-to-back.

With the sequels set to enter cinemas in December 2014 and 2015 respectively, the director confirmed what he’s spent the first 25 days of January doing.

"I am in the process of writing the next two Avatar films now," he says.

"We are planning to shoot them together and post them together, and we will probably release them not quite back to back, but about a year apart. Christmas ’14 and ’15 is the current plan."

Meanwhile, Cameron revealed that he hopes most of the first film’s cast will return for the sequels, noting: "If you survived the first film, you get to be in the second film, at least in some form."

Finally, the director revealed his softer side when he explained that a percentage of the sequel profits will be given to charity:

"Some percentage of the presumably-massive Avatar sequel gross will go to charity. Fox has partnered with me to donate a chunk of the profits to environmental causes that are at the heart of the Avatar world."

"I didn’t want to make more Avatar movies without a grander plan in place."

Source: Press Release