Three Sequels Planned for ‘Avatar’

Remember Avatar, that 3D science fiction extravaganza that James Cameron really, really hoped would win Best Picture? He and 20th Century Fox are hoping you do: they announced on this week that they planned to make three sequels to the movie. Although only two sequels were initially planned, Cameron seems to be taking a cue from the Twilight and Hobbit franchises by increasing the number of movies—and ticket sales. The first sequel to the 2009 movie will be released in 2017, with the other two following in 2018 and 2019. Better dust off those blue cat ears.