The Avatar sequels are still things that are happening and we have another casting announcement. Game of Thrones alumni Oona Chaplin has joined the series according to Variety. We don't know anything about the plot of the next four Avatar movies but we do have a little information on Chaplin's character. Her name is Varang who is "a strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire saga of the sequels." So, spoiler alert, she doesn't die so thanks for that. Chaplin's previous work includes Game of Thrones, The Crimson Field, Taboo, and The Longest Ride.
The Avatar sequels have been in the works for years but, according to Cameron, we're getting four more of them. The first one will be Avatar 2 on December 18, 2020.
Avatar 3 will open December 167, 2021, Avatar 4 is set of December 20, 2024, and Avatar 5 will open December 19, 2025.
The returning cast members include Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang. The original movie came out in 2009 so it'll be over ten years since we've been to Pandora.
The movie of Avatar is interesting in that it has made virtually no impact in the broader culture. It made a ton of money but no one really talks about it aside from that. There is the new section at Disney World but there are rumors that it's not great. You don't see people dressing up as any of the characters at conventions and while the movie was visually beautiful it was rather empty as far as meaningful characters or impact overall. We're getting four more though but the question comes down to is does anyone really care? We have Star Wars, the MCU, the DCEU, and dozens of other genre movies that hit us with amazing visuals. A movie that sells itself on nothing but visuals isn't enough to survive in this market. Avatar 2 won't even have being unique as a selling point because we've seen this before.