We recently learned that James Cameron
had hired Josh Friedman
to help work on the script for
, an announcement that turned out to only be a fraction of the story, with Cameron now announcing new plans for
It turns out that Cameron has enlisted a whole new batch of screenwriters to assist him with the screenplays for the sequels, which will stretch to include a fourth film.
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver have now been brought on board alongside Shane Salerno to work on Avatar 3 and 4 , the latter of which had previously been suggested to be a prequel.
“Building upon the world we created with Avatar has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience," said Cameron.
"In writing the new films, I’ve come to realise that Avatar ’s world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated. It became apparent that two films would not be enough to capture everything I wanted to put on screen."
"And to help me continue to expand this universe, I’m pleased to bring aboard Amanda, Rick, Shane and Josh - all writers I’ve long admired - to join me in completing the films' screenplays."
Avatar 2 is now expected to arrive in December 2016, with Avatar 3 coming a year later, and a fourth film the year after that.
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