– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If there is one future film franchise that has the odd pitfall of being overexposed prior to its release, it’s those Avatar sequels. Director James Cameron has been working on these movies for several years now, and ever since that first one came out in 2009, it seems like news has been coming non-stop, whether we like it or not.

What’s more, rather than be subjected to maybe one or two sequels, we are getting FOUR of them, making for a grand total fo five movies. Though with ambition came delays, and it kept on getting pushed back year after year, making it feel like these movies would actually never hit. But now it seems like one major milestone has been crossed: production. At least for those first two films. Speaking with THR, one of its stars, Sigourney Weaver, gave an update.

“We just finished shooting two and three. We shot it in LA and James has announced publicly that there’s a lot of underwater work, so we learned how to free dive and we did many scenes underwater which was challenging and kind of cool.”

So how will all these films connect? Weaver also opened up on that very subject.

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“It’s kind of one story. They’re all independent. It works without 4 and 5, but it really is a big saga.”

One last question many may have has to do with Weaver’s character. As you may know, her character died in the first one, and from the sound of it, this new one will be an all-new character. But if you thought she’d be playing an all-new character for each film, you’d be wrong. She will be playing one continuous role throughout these four sequels — though one that’s unrelated to her past character.

What do you think of all this Avatar news? Let us know down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.