CATEGORIES Movies, Cinematical
Avatar sequelsBy Zach Dionne of PopEater

Get ready to see a lot more 'Avatar.' According to Entertainment Weekly, director James Cameron revealed that two sequels to the blockbuster phenomenon may hit theaters by Christmas of 2014 and 2015.

"I am in the process of writing the next two 'Avatar' films now," Cameron 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."

EW notes the release dates should be treated as strictly tentative, referencing the initial film's pushed-back release date. More on the sequels after the jump.
Cameron says the trilogy will continue with characters from the first film: "Basically, if you survived the first film, you get to be in the second film, at least in some form."

More good news is that a percentage of the 'Avatar' sequels' profits will benefit the environment. "Fox has partnered with me to donate a chunk of the profits to environmental causes that are at the heart of the 'Avatar' world," Cameron says. "I didn't want to make more 'Avatar' movies without a grander plan in place."

'Avatar' star Sam Worthington hyped the sequels to Moviefone recently, speculating on the plot: "I always joked and said that they were married, and Jake Sully got lazy and Neytiri kicked his butt," Worthington said. "But there is something to [the notion of being] in a genetically engineered body now, which he is. Is there a 'use by' date on it? I don't know. What's the new dilemma? Is it just humans coming back, or is something even bigger than can threaten them, threaten the world?"