NEWS OF THE WEEK: James Cameron speculates Avatar 3 may end the franchise if it's 'not profitable'

While speaking to Total Film for an interview published on Monday, the director gave a glimpse into the studio decisions behind the franchise. The Avatar film series is currently slated to include five movies, including the original Avatar and the upcoming sequel Avatar: The Way of Water releasing on 15 December this year. But James revealed the fourth and fifth Avatar movies were not locked in. “The market could be telling us we’re done in three months, or we might be semi-done, meaning: ‘OK, let’s complete the story within movie three, and not go on endlessly’, if it’s just not profitable,”