Composer James Horner sadly passed away in 2015. Horner’s credits include Titanic, Braveheart, and the blockbuster Avatar. Though his original work will be featured in some of the planned Avatar sequels, he died before he could begin working on new pieces for the franchise; nonetheless, that effort will be taken on by someone extremely close to him.
Simon Franglen is expected to compose the four sequels, which are all in varying stages of production, according to 20th Century Studios’ official Avatar Twitter account.
Avatar 3 will be released in December 2023, Avatar 4 will be released in December 2025, and Avatar 5 will be released in December 2027, according to the other time frames stated. James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and 21st Century Studios are collaborating on the Avatar films.
More recently, Avatar 2 will star Kate Winslet (Titanic), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians), Vin Diesel (Fast and the Furious), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation), Zoe Saldana (Avengers: Endgame), Joel David Moore (Dodgeball), Dileep Rao (Inception), Stephen Lang (Don’t Breathe), Matt Gerald (Rampage), Jemaine Clement (Moana), and Sigourney Weaver (Alien).
The sequel to James Cameron’s world of Pandora will debut in theaters on December 16, 2022.