'Avatar 2' Already Delayed by 2 Years

Producer Jon Landau says highly anticipated sequel is “four years away”

By on January 13th, 2012 11:55 GMT

After breaking all the records ever in the history of cinematography with “Avatar,” James Cameron finally broke the good news to fans: there would actually be two more movies, in 2014 and 2015. The famous director seems to have had a change of heart.

Though the official release date for the two sequels is set for December 2014 and December 2015, with both films shooting back to back, fresh reports suggest that they might actually arrive later than that.

In London the other day to promote Cameron's “Titanic 3D,” the 3D re-release of the iconic film, producer Jon Landau dropped the bomb on fans by saying “Avatar” was “four years away,” Bleeding Cool informs.

“When the Avatar sequels were first announced, I believe that we were told to expect them in 2013 and 2014. Well, time keeps on slipping (slipping, slipping) into the future. According to Landau this morning, the first sequel is 'four years away',” the movie-oriented publication says.

In other words, “Avatar 2” will be out in 2016, two years later than the date first announced.

“So that’s 2016 by a literal count, though we could be bendy and assume that Christmas 2015 would also be an option. Expect Avatar 3 a year later, as the performance capture and cinematography would take place back-to-back with the second film,” BC says.

December 2015 would be a viable option only in the context in which Landau miscalculated or, even more likely, forgot that the year was 2011 (some people can take a couple of months to get used to the new year).

Either way, even assuming that's what happened, the first film would still come a full year later – and that, when it's not even in production. Who knows what will happen later, voices online are saying.

On the other hand, fans are to expect an entirely new and amazing difference, just like was the case with the first “Avatar.”

“Landau promised that Avatar 2 was going to showcase advanced technology, from the 3D camera system used to the CG and performance capture, but also in terms of a higher framerate. This, he says, is the new frontier that he and Cameron are most interested in pushing,” BC informs.

As for the story, Cameron is still writing the script and will not give away any details.

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