Director James Cameron has revealed that audiences will have to wait a little longer before taking their next trip to Pandora as Avatar 2 will not be making its planned Christmas 2018 release date.
This marks the third time that the sequel, the second in a planned five film franchise, has been delayed after it was initially set for release in December 2014. The other three films were originally planned for release at Christmas-time 2020, 2022, and 2023 respectively.
"Well, 2018 is not happening. We haven’t announced a firm release date,” Cameron told The Toronto Star when asked what he could disclose about the sequel's development. “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."
Cameron says that the films will consume the next eight years of his life.
"So I know where I’m going to be for the next eight years of my life,” he added. “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"
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver are all set to return in the sequel.
What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?
Source: The Toronto Star
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