I guess it makes sense that the top-grossing movie of all time wouldn’t just disappear into history without a sequel or two – James Cameron has confirmed that he will indeed start work soon on the writing of Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, as he’s signed a contract with 20th Century Fox to direct both films.

Don’t start holding your breath just yet, though – Avatar 2 has a tentative release date of Christmas 2014, and Avatar 3 is scheduled to be released a year after that.  Cameron says that all three films will have independent story lines and will not be a “set” per se, but that of course fans who see all three films will get a little bit more out of the viewing experience than those who only choose to see one.

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