Avatar has become the most profitable film of all time. The movie overtook Avengers: Endgame last year after being released in China and is breaking records globally. It was successful in the U.S., too, where it played in theaters for over 10 months.

"Avatar 2" is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2020. Cameron first said he was aiming for a 2014 release, which was pushed back seven times until its current date in 2020. Shooting for the film wrapped back in 2020 at the same time as "Avatar 3," which is set to be released in 2024. In his Variety Directors on Directors conversation with Denis Villeneuve back in December, Cameron said he combined the filming process for the first two sequels and "a little bit of '4.'"