Are you anxiously awaiting news about the next installments in James Cameron’s Avatar trilogy? Well, you’re in luck because the Oscar winning director recently opened about about his plans for the projects. It’s no secret that the movies will take a lot of time and effort to complete, therefore Cameron plans on shooting them not back to back — but simultaneously.

According to Cameron:

“I am in the process of writing the next two Avatar films now. We are planning to shoot them together and post them together, and we will probably release them not quite back to back, but about a year apart. Christmas ’14 and ’15 is the current plan.”

He went on to say that we can expect to see plenty of familiar faces in the sequel. “Basically, if you survived the first film, you get to be in the second film, at least in some form.” That sounds great to us, but the real question is who will survive to Avatar 3? Dun! Dun! Dun! As you might suspect, he wouldn’t release that info.

Being that the first Avatar became the highest grossing film of all time, the next two have a good chance of becoming huge successes. Therefore, the director and the studio will put some of their future grosses to good use.

“One thing’s for sure: some percentage of the presumably-massive Avatar sequel gross will go to charity. Fox has partnered with me to donate a chunk of the profits to environmental causes that are at the heart of the Avatar world. I didn’t want to make more Avatar movies without a grander plan in place.”

We knew Cameron would find a way to support the environment. You have to give him props for practicing what he preaches.

What do you think of Avatar 2 and 3 being shot together? Who do you think will make it to the end of the trilogy?

Source: EW