How bad are they, you're asking? Here's one - 'Avatar: The Seed Bearer'. Here's another - 'Avatar: The Quest For Eywa'. Need one more? 'Avatar: The Tulkun Rider'.
If you read paperback fantasy novels in the '90s that were written by people with initials for first names, sure, these titles would make sense. For a billion-dollar franchise? Directed by one of the most successful directors of our time? Absolutely not.
BBC reported the titles and, honestly, the reaction online has been about positive as you'd expect.
These Avatar sequel titles sound like something a jock would make up to belittle nerds. pic.twitter.com/7KNrObykRt
— Tom Silvestro (@tomsilvestro) November 3, 2018
avatar made almost 3 billion dollars and nobody can remember what it’s about. I’ve never seen a movie make so much money and have literally zero cultural impact. was it the one with porgs? nobody knows
— america's lounge singer (@KrangTNelson) November 2, 2018
Disgusted that James Cameron is threatening to release one Avatar movie a year until the government releases all imprisoned ISIS members
— pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets” (@pixelatedboat) November 2, 2018
Of course, the real matter at hand is the fact that James Cameron feels 'Avatar' needs four sequels in the first place. Sure, 'Avatar' was a groundbreaking moment for cinema, but come on - 3D cinema has long since stopped being anything other than a distraction, and unless James Cameron can physically pump Pandora into our brains, who needs any of this?
That being said, we're perfectly happy to eat our words if it turns out that 'Avatar: The Way of Water' turns out to be another cinematic epoch by James Cameron.
Then again, maybe it won't.