Earlier this year, rumors of an incredibly extended cut of James Cameron’s Avatar 3 started floating around. Now a new report suggests that the extended cut of the film could be released as a miniseries.
During the latest episode of The Hot Mic podcast, Jeff Sneider discussed the possibility of Avatar 3 having a massive nine hour extended cut. According to Rocha, Cameron considered finishing the visual effects for the entirety of the third film’s content and then releasing it on Disney+ as a limited series following the release of the theatrical cut of the film.
“The idea was that Cameron would do all the visual effects for his nine-hour cut Avatar 3 and then release it on Disney+ as a limited series after the theatrical cut airs,” said Sneider.
Of course, there is no concrete evidence that Cameron will do this, but in an era where extended cuts of films are appearing more and more, it is not too unusual to think that it could happen. As it stands, not too much is known Avatar 3but Cameron did tease the introduction of more Na’vi in the film, specifically the “Ash People.”
“To show cultures that are different from the ones I’ve shown,” Cameron told the French outlet 20 Minutes (thanks to John Francis Gillman for the tip and translation). “The fire will be represented by the ‘Ash People.’ I wanted to reveal the Na’vi from a different angle because, so far, I have only shown their good sides. In the early films, there were very negative human examples and very positive Na’vi examples. In Avatar 3we will have the opposite.”
Avatar 3 is tentatively scheduled for December 20, 2024. Additional sequels also have release dates with Avatar 4 set for December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on December 22, 2028.