Avatar 4 (2026) Movie Review, Details and Release Date

Avatar 4 is an adventure film directed by James Cameron and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver.

Avatar 4 is James Cameron’s third sequel – and possibly a prequel – about the Na’vi alien race based on the planet Pandora, which is threatened by human colonization.

Avatar 4 (2026) Movie Info

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Original Language: English
Director: James Cameron
Writers: James Cameron, Shane Salerno
Star: Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Yeoh
Release Date (Theaters): 18 December 2026 (USA)
Country of origin: United States
Filming Locations: New Zealand
Production Co: Lightstorm Entertainment

Complete plot and information about Avatar 4

Storyline of Avatar 4

Although not much is known about the plot of Avatar 4, there were rumors in advance that the fourth Avatar movie could become a prequel. In September, director James Cameron revealed a concept according to which Avatar 4 could take place 35 years before the events of the first film. According to this, it would show the first contact between the blue natives of the Na’vi and the human newcomers, i.e. the beginning of the colonization of Pandora.

Background & info on Avatar 4

Although the sequels Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 were officially announced in 2010 after the resounding success of Avatar – Departure to Pandora (2009), the public only learned in May 2012 of James Cameron’s plans to possibly direct a fourth part. This was finally confirmed shortly thereafter by actress Sigourney Weaver (who had already filmed Aliens – The Return with Cameron) by her statement that she would be involved in all three sequels. In 2016, James Cameron announced another sequel, Avatar 5.

After initially considering producing Avatar 4 separately, Cameron eventually decided to shoot all the sequels together in New Zealand without a lengthy break.

For the development of the scripts for Avatar 2 to 4, James Cameron sat down for seven months with Josh Friedman, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa and Shane Salerno and, according to his own statements, created every single scene with them. Only then did he decide who would be assigned the story of which part. He did this to ensure, in the complex work, that his co-writers also paid attention to every aspect in advance and didn’t simply switch off when it came to a film other than “theirs.” The screenplay for Avatar 4 was eventually assigned to Shane Salerno. (ES)

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