Those Avatar sequels really are happening, as Avatar 2-3 wrap principal filming

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Nov 15, 2018, 12:19 PM EST (Updated)

The Avatar franchise has long drawn out skepticism in the film community since the gigantic planned universe hadn’t had much to show after the original movie demolished previous box-office records upon its debut in 2009. But now, almost a decade later, two of its planned follow-ups have completed filming.

Star Sigourney Weaver recently explained how the newly named sequels relate to each other, with the first four films acting as a complete story and the final film fleshing out the larger universe. Now it seems that Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 — or Avatar: The Way of Water and Avatar: The Seed Bearer, if the sequels’ names are to be believed — have wrapped production, according to videos featuring director James Cameron on Twitter and Facebook.

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They may still be capturing some stunt work, but all the stars are done. Cameron, after saying how proud he is of his actors and their hard work, then leads into the trailer for his upcoming Alita: Battle Angel, of which he’s a producer. That’s all well and good, but Avatar fans will undoubtedly be pleased that the sequels have shown such significant and solidified progress after multiple delays.

Avatar 2 is planned to hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2020, while the third will follow it — along with the other sequels — sprinkled in between 2021 and 2025.