Although few weeks earlier we learned that director James Cameron is looking to start production of the long awaited sequel of Avatar, he recently confirmed that the initial release date of Christmas 2018 will not be made as off now.
During an interview with The Star, the director said,
“Well, 2018 is not happening. We haven’t announced a firm release date. What people have to understand is that this is a cadence of releases. 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. (Laughs) So I know where I’m going to be for the next eight years of my life. It’s not an unreasonable time frame if you think about it. It took us four-and-a-half years to make one movie and now we’re making four.”
Earlier in January, he revealed that scripts for all of the sequels of Avar are finished with motion capture of all sequels are set to start in August. While there was no significant details regarding the storyline, it was revealed that original cast members will return to reprise their roles. Prior to that, James Cameron also revealed that he wants to employ the glasses-free 3D technology. With the delay, the movie might hit theater in December 2019 which will see it competing with highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode IX that has similar release time.