Producer Jon Landau Says 'Avatar' Sequel Not Coming for Four Years
The last solid talk about the forthcoming back-to-back sequels to James Cameron box office blockbuster Avatar was the director himself talking about the pressure and script progress on the double follow-up. But no matter how enveloped in Pandora the director might be, audiences will be waiting a decent chunk of time before hanging out with the Na'vi again. Bleeding Cool recently checked out footage of the forthcoming 3D re-release of Titanic where producer Jon Landau had a brief moment to deliver the potentially heart-breaking news that Avatar 2, which was rumored for a 2013 or 2014 release, is still four years away.
Of course, it's not entirely surprising considering how long it takes to shoot a special effects intensive, 3D, motion-capture film like this, let alone two back-to-back sequels. The good news is that likely means once Avatar 2 hits the big screen, the second sequel will likely be only a year behind. There's even the chance of The Matrix sequels route that separates them only by six months. So as of now, expect to see Avatar 2 in theaters by 2016 at the earliest. Hopefully that's not crippling news to the fanbase that has come to loyally follow James Cameron into whatever 3D world he ventures.