Avatar 2 Has Been Delayed Again
With Avatar land set to open at the Animal Kingdom in a couple of months and a new Ubisoft video game in development, it might be a little longer until we see the next Avatar movies. Director James Cameron recently spoke with the Toronto Star about the upcoming movies, confirming the 2018 release date will no longer be happening.
You have a major theme park ready to launch and, of course, the sequels to Avatar. The last we heard was that there was to be a 2018 release. What can you tell us about the development so far?
Well, 2018 is not happening. We haven’t announced a firm release date. What people have to understand is that this is a cadence of releases. So we’re not making Avatar 2. We’re making Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5. It’s an epic undertaking. It’s not unlike building the Three Gorges dam. (Laughs) So I know where I’m going to be for the next eight years of my life. It’s not an unreasonable time frame if you think about it. It took us four-and-a-half years to make one movie and now we’re making four. We’re full tilt boogie right now. This is my day job and pretty soon we’ll be 24-7. We’re pretty well designed on all our creatures and sets. It’s pretty exciting stuff. I wish I could share with the world. But we have to preserve a certain amount of showmanship and we’re going to draw that curtain when the time is right.
This is the fourth time the release dates of these movies have been delayed, Avatar 2 was originally supposed to be released in 2014.
What do you think of Avatar 2 being delayed again?