On the internet, most news gets forgotten very quickly. Anything that sticks around for more than a few days does so with good reason, usually because it’s so incredibly weird. In the world of movies, an example of that is the rumored Avatar sequel titles that were first reported way back in 2018.
That’s when the BBC reported to know the titles of James Cameron’s four sequels. First was part two, The Way of Water, which as we all know ended up being accurate. And if that was accurate, surely there was a chance the next title would be too. A title that was so evocative and kind of unfathomable, it was more or less the main reason the titles were remembered in the first place.
The title in question is… The Seed Bearer, a phrase which conjures all manner of images, both positive and negative. But in a new interview with ComicBook, Avatar producer Jon Landau finally, officially, shot that down. “I’m qualified to tell you that that is not the title for Avatar 3,” Landau said. “That’s what my Wikipedia page says? That is getting changed tonight!” (Note: it has been.)
This echoes what Landau told io9 last year when we asked about the titles. “We have decided on titles, but I would not go by those other three titles that were out there,” he said. “You know, if you roll the dice one in six times, you’ll pick the right number.” Which could, potentially, mean another one or two is right. Cameron has said in the past the leaked titles were all titles that were in consideration, so maybe The Tulkun Rider or The Quest for Eywa will make the cut. Each is certainly better than “The Seed Bearer.”
Unfortunately, we aren’t likely to get those official titles anytime soon. Avatar 2’s title wasn’t revealed until mere months before it was released and now, since Disney has delayed all the sequels back several years, part three isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until 2025, with parts four and five following in 2029 and 2031.
Want more io9 news? Check out when to expect the latest Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek releases, what’s next for the DC Universe on film and TV, and everything you need to know about the future of Doctor Who.
Once You Step Into This Romper, You Won’t Take It Off
Kickoff DELAYED in huge EFL grudge match between AFC Wimbledon and MK Dons
Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa: A Gateway to Island Luxury
US soldiers work to bring paralyzed puppy to safety after Middle East rescue: ‘Shaking with pain’
Man stabbed on 4 train in the Bronx, police say
The Mystery of Partner ‘Convergence’
17 Women Share the Reasons They Stopped Wearing Makeup
Son Accused of Setting Mom’s House Ablaze to Cover Up Her Murder
What the Hell Is a ‘Butt Wink’—And Is It Really All That Bad?
Paris Hilton’s 11:11 Media Hires Former Playboy Exec Rachel Webber
These Companies Have a Plan to Kill Apps
Australia, Philippines in firm and fast lockstep against China – Asia Times
‘The Rookie’: Why Nathan Fillion is a Very ‘Rare Leading Man’
India’s boom hasn’t solved its jobs crisis – Asia Times
Denzel Washington Helped Inspire This Character in ‘Black Panther’
Sport22 hours ago
Paddy Power Super Sub promotion: Keep your bet alive if your selection is subbed
News23 hours ago
The Real Reason Trump Loves Putin
Tech16 hours ago
Transplant organ freezing and rewarming technique wins U. of Washington health innovation challenge
Sport21 hours ago
Ultimate F1 team principal’s rich list, as Horner & Wolff’s wealth is revealed
Travel17 hours ago
TAP’s Summer 2024 with more long-haul flights
Travel18 hours ago
Ahead of ITB Berlin, Civitatis highlights +30% portfolio growth in Germany since 2019
News16 hours ago
Halle Bailey and Willow Smith Had the Cutest Interaction Front Row at Paris Fashion Week
Investing17 hours ago
‘People didn’t see it coming’: What to know about this hot AI stock up nearly 800% in the past year