Sorry world, we James Cameron has just informed in an interview in The Star, that Avatar 2 will not being out in 2018.
“Well, 2018 is not happening,” Cameron said. “We haven’t announced a firm release date.”
Cameron and his team not only making Avatar 2, but have also planned a third, fourth, and fifth film for the franchise all at once, which is, according to Cameron, in part a reason for the delay.
“What people need to understand is that this is a cadence of releases,” Cameron said. “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.”
James Cameron went on to say that people shouldn’t be that surprised by the film taking longer to make considering the first film took five years to make. Fox previously said that the release date for a Cameron film for 2018, which speculation suggested was in fact the upcoming Avatar Sequel. The next three Avatar sequels were reportedly set to be released in 2020, 2022, and 2023. It’ll be exciting to see what Cameron has planned for the film, as he also teased about new designs for new species.