You've been waiting four years for a sequel. And now it's been confirmed that fans will in fact receive three sequels to much-loved film Avatar
Director James Cameron
announced today, during a press conference in Wellington that he will create the series in New Zealand.
"It's quite a thrill to be officially saying that we're bringing the Avatar films to New Zealand. We had such a wonderful experience here making the first film," said Cameron.
Avatar is the highest grossed film in history, racking in $2.7 billion worldwide.
Expect to see the same exciting graphics and technology that made you fall in love with the first film. In fact, a team has worked on new software to improve the look of the upcoming movies.
"It's going to be a lot of new imagery and a lot of new environments and creatures across Pandora. We're blowing it out all over the place. At first I thought I was going to take it onto other worlds as well, in the same solar system, but it turned out not to be necessary. I mean the Pandora that we have imagined will be a fantasy land that is going to occupy people for decades to come, the way I see it."
The 59-year-old also confirmed that no matter what you've heard, the next film is not taking place underwater.
"There are underwater scenes and surface-water scenes having to do with indigenous ocean cultures that are distributed across the three films."
The first Avatar sequel will hit theaters in 2016.