James Cameron took the stage at CinemaCon, the national convention for theater owners, in Las Vegas on Thursday with some major news.
He will be making four more "Avatar" movies for 20th Century Fox.
The sequel, coming out on Christmas 2018, will be followed by releases in 2020, 2022, and 2023.
"I've been working with the top four screenwriters and designers in the world to design the world of Avatar going forward," said Cameron to an audience of theater owners and media. "The environments, new cultures — whatever it takes to bring it to life. From what I'm seeing of the art on the wall ... in pure imagination is just beyond the first film. I'm speechless."
See photos from the first "Avatar" film:
The original "Avatar" is the all-time highest-grossing movie worldwide.