James Cameron is making FOUR Avatar sequels

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If you thought three Avatar sequels are not enough then you are in luck, director James Cameron has announced there will now be four follow-ups to the box office hit.

The Titanic film-maker was the surprise guest at Fox's presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and dropped the bombshell, saying: "We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic process making four epic films, each of which stands alone but together forms a complete saga."

James with his wife Suzy Amis (Matt Sayles/AP)
Cameron with his wife Suzy Amis (Matt Sayles/AP)

The original film starred Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver.

James said as he was planning the three sequels, he found it limiting, telling the convention of cinema owners: "We began to bump up against the limitations for our art form."

Sam Worthington arrives for the world premiere of Avatar at the Odeon, Leicester Square
Sam Worthington (Yui Mok/AP)

He told the crowd: "I've been working the last couple of years with a team of four top screenwriters to design the world of Avatar going forward: the characters, the creatures, the environment, the new cultures.

"So far, the art I'm seeing is, in pure imagination, really far beyond the first film."

The original 2009 film earned $2.8 billion (£2bn) worldwide.