January 25th, 2011
10:18 AM ET
Get ready to journey back to Pandora! Filmmaker James Cameron is working on two follow-ups to the 2009 blockbuster "Avatar," each due on Christmases future.
"I am in the process of writing the next two 'Avatar' films now," Cameron revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "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."
"Avatar," which earned more than $2 billion worldwide, tells the story of a paraplegic marine (Sam Worthington) who is sent on a mission to Pandora and finds himself conflicted after bonding with the native Na'vi people.
Cameron says fans of the original "Avatar" can expect to see a few familiar faces in the sequels.
"Basically, if you survived the first film, you get to be in the second film, at least in some form,” he says.
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