Producer Says that Avatar 5’s Dystopian Earth Won’t be Totally Bleak 

Producer Jon Landau says that the vision of Earth in Avatar 5 will not be as depressing, and bleak as expected. 

Avatar: The Way of Water has recently hit theaters and has sent shockwaves in the industry. In the movie, director James Cameron opens up on the lore and why humans desperately need to obtain resources from Pandora. 

In the first movie, humans invade the planet to mine the precious metal, Unobtanium. But the sequel reveals that Earth has become so toxic that a full-scale colonization of Pandora is the only way to save humans. 

Despite the dire straits, producer Jon Landau highlights that Earth will not be shown as a dystopian hellscape in the franchise’s finale. 

Landau further presses that Avatar 5’s reveal of the Earth will push the theme of hope and resurrection rather than despair. 

Read Landau’s comments below: 

After a big time-jump in Avatar 4, the final film will come to Earth. The series’ only previous glimpse of our planet has been in deleted scenes from the first film, presenting it as a stark dystopia. “There’s over-population, and a depletion of our natural resources that make life harder… But we don’t want to paint a bleak picture for where our world is going. The films are also about the idea that we can change course.

Jon Landau

Do we know anything about the remaining Avatar sequels? 

Producer Says that Avatar 5’s Dystopian Earth Won’t be Totally Bleak
Colonel Quaritch 

The makers have not revealed enough for us to have a clear picture of the franchise’s progression, but we know that the sequels will release on a two-year basis. 

After Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar 3 will come out in 2024, followed by Avatar 4 in 2026, and the franchise will draw the line in 2028 with Avatar 5. 

The titles of the sequels are also in circulation, but nothing has been official yet. Avatar 3 will likely be named ‘The Seed Bearer’, Avatar 4 ‘The Tulkun Rider’, and Avatar 5 ‘The Quest for Eywa’. 

The titles offer very little when it comes to the plot, but the powerful Tulkun will likely return in Avatar 4. Avatar 5 will wrap up the franchise with the Na’vi finally going to the Earth and restoring human hope through faith in a greater power. 

The only criticism Avatar has faced so far is the seemingly one-note depiction of humans and the Na’vi. In the movies, Humans are eternally villainous, with corporate businessmen and the military constantly jeopardizing the lives of the universally virtuous Na’vi. 

However, a more balanced approach will be needed as the Earth factor comes into play in the sequels. So, it is expected that we will see the dark side of Na’vi in the later films, and characters like Colonel Quaritch could have a redemption arc. 

Nevertheless, Avatar 5 is still a long way off. Cameron has stated that the producers were shocked by certain revelations in the script of the sequels. 

So, our favorite Jake and Neytiri will have to go through more losses in the future before finally finding peace.  

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About Avatar

Avatar (marketed as James Cameron’s Avatar) is a 2009 American epic science fiction franchise whose first part was directed, written, and produced by James Cameron and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver. The second film in the franchise is due to release in 2022. 

The film is set in the mid-22nd century when humans are colonizing Pandora, a lush habitable moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system, in order to mine the mineral unobtanium, a room-temperature superconductor.

Jake, who is paraplegic, replaces his twin on the Na’vi inhabited Pandora for a corporate mission. After the natives accept him as one of their own, he must decide where his loyalties lie.

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