1 of 9
WETA, 20th Century Fox
In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri (voiced by Zoe Saldana), left, and the character Jake (voiced by Sam Worthington) are shown in a scene from "Avatar."

SALT LAKE CITY — Disney announced this week that “Avatar 2” and its sequels will be pushed back … again.

“Avatar 2” has been pushed back for nearly a decade. The film’s predecessor, “Avatar,” dropped back in 2009 and became the highest-grossing film of all time in the process with more than $2.7 billion at the box office. But the sequels have been delayed again and again.

Now it looks like we’ll finally see "Avatar 2" in 2021 with a slew of sequels — including “Avatar 3,” “Avatar 4” and “Avatar 5” — dropping in the years after that. “Avatar 2” will likely drop around Dec. 18, 2021. We’ll see “Avatar 3” in 2023 and “Avatar 4” in 2025. “Avatar 5” will hit theaters in 2027, according to the Deseret News.

Back in November 2018, BBC News reported that it found documentation about the future of “Avatar” and four specific projects.

These “projects” are reportedly the titles of the sequel films. They are as follows:

  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “Avatar: The Seed Bearer”
  • “Avatar: The Tulkun Rider”
  • “Avatar: The Quest for Eywa”
Comment on this story

According to BBC News, these titles carry some weight. Director James Cameron said back in 2017 that he was looking into using water in the sequels. He also said that Kate Winslet would star in the series as a member of the Sea People. The last title refers to Eywa, a deity and goddess of the Pandora planet.

Cameron previously said he doesn’t feel comfortable calling the sequel “Avatar 2” either since the main character in the first film is no longer technically an avatar, according to SyFy.com.