The Oscar-winning King of the World told the New York Times that he's only in "the 'Avatar' business" now.
"I’m making 'Avatar 2,' 'Avatar 3,' maybe 'Avatar 4,'" Cameron revealed during an interview about the Chinese film industry. "I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them. I’m not interested in taking scripts."
While Cameron admitted that the all-"Avatar," all-the-time career arc might seem a "bit restricted," he says the films allow him to say "everything" he needs to say about "the state of the world." He'll also continue to produce documentaries.
As a producer, Cameron has been slightly more active; beyond his own films, he's also handled Steven Soderbergh's "Solaris" in 2002 and the underwater cave dive adventure "Sanctum" in 2011. (Additionally, his tireless work extolling the virtues of 3D filmmaking has convinced some heavyweight Hollywood directors like Martin Scorsese and Michael Bay to use the format in new and exciting ways.)
As for the "Avatar" sequels, don't hold your breath waiting for them to arrive. Producer Jon Landau said recently that "Avatar 2" might not hit theaters until 2016; the film was initially set for a 2014 release.