It has been 7 years since the original Avatar hit cinemas and broke every box office record it could, and still we wait for the planned sequels. The films have been in pre-production for sometime and have been pushed back once already. It has appeared director James Cameron has now once again pushed back its release.
The Wrap is reporting that 20th Century Fox never penciled in a release date. But James Cameron said in an interview last month that the film was on track for a December 2017 release. However is has now been revealed that the film will not be ready in time to make that release date.
This comes just a couple of days after Disney pushed back Star Wars Episode VII form May to December of that same year putting it head to head with the first Avatar Sequel. It is unknown if this delay is in reaction to that or if simply Cameron needs more time.
Cameron is famous for being a perfectionist, it took him 15 years to make the original Avatar. Hopefully it won’t take him quite as long to deliver the planned Sequels.
Both leads of the original film Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have signed on to reprise their roles in the planned trilogy. Cameron plans to shoot three sequels back to back and release them over 3 years with a one released every year.
Source: The Wrap