Avatar 3 release date, plot, cast, and more

The Avatar 3 release date, get the latest on James Cameron's epic franchise of science fiction movies featuring the Na'vi starring Sam Worthington

What is the Avatar 3 release date? Finally, after over a decade, Avatar 2 is here, and like most James Cameron movies, it’s quite good. The science fiction movie brings us back to Pandora for more from the Na’vi.

Jake Sully an Neytiri now have a family, though settling down isn’t so simple. They’re joined by Sigourney Weaver’s Kiri, who’s now a teenager Na’vi. In Avatar 2, we start to see the machinations of James Cameron’s operatic vision that’ll encompass a total of five action movies. As you might expect, the concepts are grand and majestic.

Since we have the second instalment, though, when is the Avatar 3 release date? Will we have to wait another ten years? The good news is we don’t have to wait that long at all. In fact, now that we’re back on Pandora, our next visit is quite soon indeed!

What is the Avatar 3 release date?

The Avatar 3 release date is set for December 20, 2024. After a number of delays related to the prolonged production process for the Avatar sequels, this date is expected to hold.

This third instalment was largely filmed on the trot of Avatar 2, reducing the workload and time needed once the second is in cinemas. That said, this is James Cameron we’re talking about, and the scale and complexity could mean things change. Watch this space.

Avatar 3 release date: Sam Worthington in Avatar 2

Who is in the cast of Avatar 3?

The Avatar 3 cast will feature many of the regulars from the franchise so far. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, and Sigourney Weaver of the Avatar 2 cast are all due to appear alongside Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, and more.

The confirmed Avatar 3 cast is:

  • Sam Worthington as Jake Sully
  • Zoe Saldaña as Neytiri
  • Sigourney Weaver as Kiri
  • Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch
  • Edie Falco as General Frances Ardmore
  • Jemaine Clement as Dr Ian Garvin
  • Michelle Yeoh as Dr Karina Mogue
  • CCH Pounder as Mo’at
  • Cliff Curtis as Tonowari
  • Matt Gerald as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet
  • Oona Chaplin as Varang
  • Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge
  • Joel David Moore as Dr. Norm Spellman
  • Dileep Rao as Dr. Max Patel
  • Brendan Cowell as Captain Mick Scoresby
  • David Thewlis
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What will happen in the Avatar 3 plot?

It’s likely that Avatar 2 will pick up close to where The Way of Water ended with the threat of a full-scale human invasion of Pandora. Thankfully Jake and his family have been fully accepted into the water tribe now, so they’ll likely have allies in the coming war.

There’s also the threat of Colonel Quaritch, he’s still out there, but did anyone else think they were setting up a redemption arc for the villain? Finally, there’s the blossoming romance between Lo’ak and Reya.

Producer Jon Landau has told Empire that fan favourite Tulkun Payakan and his nemesis Mick Scorseby will both return; “We view Payakan as a character, not just as a creature. We will continue to explore his relationship with Lo’ak.” More surprising is the confirmation that Scoresby will be returning too. But he’ll likely be even more dangerous than before and bent on revenge, since Payakan caused him to lose an arm in The Way Of Water’s action-packed finale.

That’s everything we know about the Avatar 3 release date. If you enjoyed returning to Pandora as much as we did, then you’re in luck; we’ve prepped plenty of wonderful articles all about the new movie.

So why don’t you check out our guide on the Avatar 2 runtime and the Avatar 2 cast? We’ve also got an Avatar 2 ending explained as well as a guide to Jake Sully and Neytiri’s children.

We’ve even prepared a little dossier breaking down ‘Everything you need to know before watching Avatar 2‘. That’s a lot of content on the Na’vi nuit it’s not everything we’ve written. We’ve also explained what happened to Jake Sully’s human body at the end of Avatar. We also have a guide breaking down the best new movies 2023 has to offer.