James Cameron has elaborate plans for the Avatar franchise; however, he doesn’t see himself executing them all.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the 68-year-old filmmaker dished on his plans to extend the alien franchise, sharing that it might extend from his original plan of three more movies.
Cameron said he would have to “train somebody how to do this” as he’d be “89 by then.”
He went on to explain that making an Avatar movie isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, saying, the training is needed because, “I don’t care how smart you are as a director, you don’t know how to do this.”
His current plans for the future of the Avatar franchise include the upcoming sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, and Avatar 3 – which has finished filming – and two potential sequels after that.
Avatar: The Way of Life is slated for release on Dec. 16 and will feature the return of Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, and Sigourney Weaver.
Additional cast members include Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Vin Diesel, Jemaine Clement, and Oona Chaplin, alongside a slate of young actors.