‘Avatar 2’ Update: James Cameron Says Film Was ‘Too Ambitious’ for 2016; Sets Movie Release on 2017

By DV Pre | 2 years ago
‘Avatar 2’ Update: James Cameron Says Film Was ‘Too Ambitious’ for 2016; Sets Movie Release on 2017

Fans of “Avatar” might just have to wait longer because the first of three planned movie sequels has just been pushed back to late 2017. Read on to learn more about it.

According to the Hollywood Reporter (THR), James Cameron says the 2016 play date was just “too ambitious” given the complexity of the films. The renowned director said that they are currently writing three movie scripts simultaneously to ensure that they wouldn’t miss anything continuity wise. Cameron pointed out that it was important for each film to be linked to the next in a “satisfying way” so that the audience wouldn’t be left hanging.


The three films is expected to be released in three consecutive years—presumably 2017, 2018, and 2019.

It’s no surprise that Cameron wanted to take his time with the making of the sequel. After becoming the highest-grossing film in history, “Avatar” became such a huge hit when it was released in 2009 with nearly $2.8 billion of  total earnings. It was named the Best Drama at the Golden Globes and also won three Academy awards for cinematography, visual effects and art direction.

Although little information has been released about the sequels, Cameron says they’re taking extra precautions following the Sony hack, Mirror UK confirms that Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Sigourney Weaver Grace Augustine), Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), and Stephen Lang (Miles Quaritch) would be making their return for “Avatar 2.” The director was said to also be looking to cast Native Americans for roles of Pandora inhabitants. All sequels will be based on Pandora and will explore the aspects of the habitable moon.

There you have it on the latest news about the “Avatar” sequels. Were you disappointed that James Cameron moved “Avatar 2” to 2017? Sound off in the comments below.

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