The Avatar franchise is one of the most awaited franchises of this day and age. The James Cameron masterpiece which first released in 2009 garnered great attention and fans have been waiting for its other installments ever since. The second part of the film, Avatar: The Way of Water, is all set to hit the screens on 16 December 2022 and the hype around is more than ever. Since the upcoming films have been long time in the making, the makers have given the release dates of the other installments as well. 

The following three sequels are to be released every 2 years - 2024, 2026 and 2028. That being said, Avatar 4 is not scheduled to hit the screens until 18 December 2026, but it has been reported that the film's first act has almost been completed. During the Busan International Film Festival, Avatar's producer Jon Landau explained where production is at for the distant sequel.

Landau said, “We’ve completed most of the first act of Avatar 4 and there were logistical reasons why we needed to do that. We’ve designed most of the whole movie for Avatar 4 but we haven’t actually filmed all of it – just the first act.” The producer also teased minor details about the upcoming Avatar sequels, saying that each movie will introduce a new culture while also revisiting the cultures from the previous movies.

The crowd in attendance at the film festival also got to see 15 minutes of footage for the upcoming Avatar: The Way of Water, which is coming to theaters on December 14. The movie will follow Jake Sully and his newfound family on Pandora. We have also known for a while that Avatar 2, 3, and 4 were all being developed simultaneously, and Avatar 3 was close to finishing shooting when Avatar 2 wrapped up. James Cameron might not direct Avatar 4 and 5, because the filmmaker has some other projects he said he would rather focus on.