20th Century Fox announced in October that James Cameron would be directing not one, but two sequels to the groundbreaking 3D sci-fi film Avatar.

Now, Cameron, in an interview with EW conducted over the weekend, has confirmed the tentative release plan for Avatar 2 and 3.

He was quoted as saying:

“I am in the process of writing the next two Avatar films now. We are planning to shoot them together and post them together, and we will probably release them not quite back to back, but about a year apart. Christmas 2014 and 2015 is the current plan.”

Cameron also noted that some of the cast from the first installment may appear in the upcoming sequels:

“Basically, if you survived the first film, you get to be in the second film, at least in some form,”

Avatar was released in 2009 and made $2,781,132,032 at the worldwide box office, surpassing Titanic as the highest grossing film of all-time.

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