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James Cameron has five children, which is what interested him in the developing the plots for the Avatar sequels - but it's also what makes him worry that they may not connect with audiences like the original did. When speaking about his upcoming AMC show James Cameron's History of Science Fiction this weekend, the director actually compared the sequels, scheduled for release in December 2020, 2021, 2025 and 2025, to a famous Hollywood family drama: The Godfather.

James Cameron sure does love the water. His very first movie, Piranha 2, was about fish. He revolutionised special effects with underwater thriller The Abyss. And, of course, a movie set on water called Titanic became one of the biggest films of all time. We've known for a while that his Avatar sequels would explore the oceans on the planet Pandora, but the lengths he's going to do that sound both spectacular and dangerous.

James Cameron's Avatar, the highest grossing film of all time, opened in 2009. Its first sequel was originally scheduled to be released five years later, but Cameron has never been one to rush. So 2014 became 2015, then 2016, 2017, and most recently 2018. Well, like clockwork, it now seems the four Avatar sequels will be delayed for a fifth time.

Sigourney Weaver talks Avatar sequels and The Defenders. We haven't seen the last of the Dominators in the CW/DC TV universe. Legends of Tomorrow drops a big hint about links to more obscure DC comics history. Plus, new posters for Underworld: Blood Wars and LEGO Batman, and a new teaser for Sherlock. Behold, spoilers!

Well, now we have an idea why James Cameron has continued to delay his Avatar sequels. The director came to CinemaCon 2016 to announce that his vision for the world has expanded beyond the previously announced four films. Now there will be five.