In 2018, the BBC reported that they had seen documentation indicating the titles of the next four films in the Avatar franchise. The BBC is certainly not known as a hotspot for pop culture leaks, but it is absolutely one of the most reputable news sources there is. The report listed the following titles for the films:
Avatar: The Way of Water
Avatar: The Seed Bearer
Avatar: The Tulkun Rider
Avatar: The Quest for Eywa
At this point, the accuracy of the BBC report doesn’t seem to be in question; however, according to franchise producer Jon Landau, fans might want to pump the brakes on having the future titles added to their Avatar tattoos. “We have decided on titles,”Landau told i09, “but I would not go by those other three titles that were out there. You know, if you roll the dice one in six times, you’ll pick the right number.”
Landau’s comments are especially noteworthy given the fact that the BBC’s report has already been proven 25% true and one would assume that the documentation for the other films they referenced is from the same source as that which correctly gave them the title The Way of Water. Of course, there’s nothing less important than the name of a film no matter how much of hot button topic it is among fans. Avatar 5 could be called Avatar: Lots of Blue People and as long as the film is well-done, audiences will grow to love it.
While we wait to find out what the titles for Avatar 3-5 turn out to be, the wait for Avatar: The Way of Water is getting shorter by the day as it hits theaters on December 16th.
Sources: BBC, iO9