Avatar 3 release date, cast, plot, and more news

Get the latest on James Cameron's epic franchise of science fiction movies featuring the Na'vi, as we tell you what we know about the Avatar 3 release date.

Avatar 2 cast: Britain Dalton as Lo'ak

When is the Avatar 3 release date? Finally, Avatar 2 is here after over a decade, 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 and Neytiri now have a family, though settling down isn’t so simple. In Avatar 2, we started 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, and we can’t wait for James Cameron’s next science fiction movie.

Obviously, you now have questions about the Avatar 3 release date. Will we have to wait another ten years before we get another James Cameron movie? The good news is we don’t have to wait long to see the Na’vi again. In fact, now that we’re back on Pandora, our next visit is quite soon!

What is the Avatar 3 release date?

The Avatar 3 release date is set for Friday, December 20, 2024.

That’s right; we don’t have to wait more than a decade for the third instalment. That’s because Avatar 3 was filmed alongside 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 list:

  • 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 3 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 one of the best movie villains of recent years? 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.

Cameron has also confirmed the addition of a third Na’vi clan: the “Ash People”. And it sounds like they might not be very friendly at all. Via Total Film, Cameron said: “I want to show the Na’vi from another angle because, so far, I have only shown their good sides.”

Avatar 3 release date: Tsireya (Bailey Bass)

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, but 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, as well as a list of the best movies ever made.