Sam Worthington: ‘Avatar 3’ Is 90% Filmed

Sam Worthington

With Avatar: The Way of Water a few weeks out from premiering, the talk of Avatar 3 is already happening. And star Sam Worthington is confirming that the next installment in the franchise is already 90% filmed.

Worthington, 46, is reprising his role of former human Jake Sully in The Way of Water, which releases on December 16, 2022. And in addition to the news about Avatar 3, he’s also stating that some of Avatar 4 has been shot as well. 

Sam Worthington Confirms Some of Avatar 4 Has Already Filmed as Well

“We’ve filmed about 80%, 90% of three,” Worthington reveals in a recent interview. “And in four we did a few scenes. Because the kids were aging out, so we have to do it before they get a bit older.”

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Additionally, Sam Worthington is also admitting that there will be a fifth film “if we’re lucky enough to get it”.

“We’re not arrogant enough to assume it’s going to connect,” he says while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “We really hope so because we love the movie and hope other people do too.”

Previously, Worthington has spoken about how the upcoming film will be mind-blowing for fans.

“It’s great to be a part of such an amazing family and have that longevity,” Worthington stated in an April interview. “Jim [director James Cameron] is a very loyal man. And he keeps the same people on board, but I’m a very small cog in this.”

“There’s a big creative team behind it. And from what I’ve seen, it’s mind-blowing and marvelous what they’re coming up with,” he adds.

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Avatar: The Way of Water Will Have to Gross Over $2 Billion to Break Even

Avatar‘s upcoming four sequels are expected to have a budget of around $1 billion. And Cameron is aware of the pressure that the films are under. He recently confessed that Avatar: The Way of Water will have to be the “third or fourth highest-grossing film in history” just to break even.

“You have to be the third or fourth highest-grossing film in history.” Cameron states. “That’s your threshold. That’s your break even.”

If Avatar 2 does take over the third-highest-grossing film of all time, it’ll bump Cameron’s Titanic out of the spot. The 1997 film has a worldwide gross of more than $2.187 billion. And sitting behind Titanic in fourth is 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with more than $2 billion in worldwide gross as well.


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