AVATAR 2 Delayed by a Year

Written by Andrew Pollard Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Movie News

Whilst some people wanted an AVATAR sequel, did anybody really want three of them? As long-confirmed by James Cameron, that’s exactly what we’re going to be getting. The plan was to release AVATAR 2 in December 2016, but that’s now been changed. Yep, the film has hit some delays. This time it appears that the script and story continuity are the issue.

Speaking at a New Zealand Screen Advisory Board event, Cameron said, “There’s a layer of complexity in getting the story to work as a saga across three films that you don’t get when you’re making a standalone film. We’re writing three simultaneously. And we’ve done that so that everything tracks throughout the three films. We’re not just going to do one and then make up another one and another one after that and parallel with that, we’re doing all the design. So we’ve designed all the creatures and the environments.”

The plan is still to shoot all three films back-to-back, but AVATAR 2 is now scheduled for December 2017 rather than the initial Christmas 2016 release. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver are all currently on board to return to Pandora.

Hitting screens in 2009, the first AVATAR went on to become the highest grossing movie of all time, taking over $2.75 billion at the global box office.

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