James Cameron provided an update on the sequels to his 2009 film, Avatar, noting that he wanted to make sure that the first film “wasn’t just some big fluke”.

In speaking with Entertainment Weekly, he noted that the process to bring the films to the screen was just as challenging as the first, and that he wanted to make sure that the sequels aren’t going to disappoint

Six years later, however, and Cameron is in the midst of ironing out the kinks on screenplays for second, third, and fourth installments ofAvatar. “I’m in the process of doing another pass through all three scripts right now,” Cameron told EW during a recent phone interview. “Just refining. That’s in parallel with the design process. The design process is very mature at this point. We’ve been designing for about a year and a half. All the characters, settings and creatures are all pretty much [set].”

The three movies are set to be filmed at the same time, with Avatar 2 being released in 2017, Avatar 3 in 2018 and Avatar 4 in 2019.

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[EW]