Star Wars has made a major mark in December at the box office and everyone took notice, including James Cameron. Cameron recently announced that he would be making not three, but four Avatar sequels and is well aware that the release dates come close to that of future Star Wars projects.
Avatar sequels are expected to be released Christmastime in 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023 but Cameron explained that he is flexible with these dates.
“My original plan was to release them a year apart, but we’re opening up. If for no other reason than that I don’t want to land on the same date as one of the Star Wars sequels. That wouldn’t be fair to them (laughs). No, that’s just good business. I don’t want to go head-to-head with Star Wars. That would be stupid. And hopefully they won’t want to go head-to-head with us.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was chasing down Avatar’s worldwide box office record of being the highest grossing movie of all time, so this head-to-head showdown could prove who really is king of the world.
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