James Cameron's 'Avatar 2' Might Not Be Released in 2017 After All

January 22, 2016
Source: The Wrap

James Cameron's Avatar

Briefly: After the big news this week that Star Wars: Episode VIII was being pushed back from May to December 2017, all of the other studios have to check and make sure none of their releases are threatened. The ultimate showdown was going to be between Episode VIII and James Cameron's Avatar 2, which was being talked about for Christmas 2017 release. Just as of a few weeks ago, Cameron was saying it was still headed for Christmas. However, The Wrap is now confirming that the studio is no longer planning a 2017 release anymore, and maybe be aiming for 2018 or 2019 but they're still not sure yet. Nothing is confirmed or set yet by 20th Century Fox, but this is what we expected to hear after the Star Wars release date change.

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  • ha ha ha. By the time it comes out the technology will actually be real and we'll probably be colonising other universes.
  • Higgens
    Take your time Cameron. Lets have you making blue people movies till you die.
  • Drived
    I really don't care about Avatar! I hated the first one... I really don't see the appeal beyond the 3D. And I really like Cameron but this is not for me.
  • MattPeloquin
    What?! They're using this as an excuse to push the movie back a year? That's some bullshit Cameron, a few months would've been sufficient.
    • alex
      well they haven't actually announced a new release day yet so.... maybe wait till they confirm one before calling him out
  • theslayer5150
    Once again, I'll paraphrase Sly Stallone..."there is a diminishing window for people to accept a sequel" The more it gets delayed or pushed back, the less interest I'll have in it. And I already barely have any interest at all.
  • Jonathan
    Are we caring about this? Sequels to bad movies? He can push it back to 3018 for all I care. I don't think Cameron's been a good director since Terminator 2. And even that wasn't as good as his previous movies.
    • I think T2 was def a masterpiece. Parts of the Abyss are good too minus the ending. And true lies had its moments.
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  • Have Hope
    This is Abadaaaaaa
  • I know it will make me look like a Troll but...Avatar was the worst overrated piece of movie garbage ever to be conceived. There, I said it.
    • Huck PS
      Agree 100%
    • Drived
      Same here dude. But I know that the sequels will make a ton of money as expected.
  • This isn't bad news at all. I liked avatar because it was beautiful to watch and it was a original story. But a sequel is totally unnecessary and i don't get what Cameron thrives to make it. If you are a director you want to make movies (i think) and James Cameron doesn't mind they keep pushing it back??? He could already made 3 new movies with original stories, but nope, he is wasting time developing 3 sequels... A shame for such a talent....
    • Huck PS
      Hey Ari, I wasn't a fan. I thought it was relying too heavily on visuals, and the plot is basically "Pocahontas in Space" so yeah, not the least bit excited about sequels for this...
    • desispeed
      thats how Cameron works...he is going to do whatever he wants on whatever time table he wants and Studios don't care.....his is a money making machine
      • No doubt about it he is making big bucks with the new sequels, but i don't get that he chooses this path. He is goddamn director, no wizkid behind a computer. It's a waste of talent.
        • desispeed
          see thats what ur getting wrong about Cameron...he is actually one of the most technical directors in the game..and is sort of a whiz kid when it comes to the technology incorporated in his movies. He always pushes the limit and tries to further the game that everyone else plays catch up to. Maybe Avatar is a tired genre/plot but he has a 3 movie arc in his head that he wants to play out so I see no problem with him seeing his vision come true
          • I have no problem with avatar as a movie, it's a beautiful movie experience and i liked it very much. By far the best 3D experience ever. The story is just a vehicle for the 3D effects, maybe lame but it worked.
          • Ari, sheesh come on dude. Best 3D experience? it was a blurry pos. The story was as original as the force awakens. Im a fan of Cameron but mostly of his older work. Avatar was only a hit because the tech for it was so hyped that everyone went out to see it. I remember shaking my head afterwards and I have never ever felt the urge to see it again.
          • Dear Sascha. I know we have our differences, but not always (we do like the revenant allot). Indeed it's a simple story but flawlessly made. I can't remember a 3D movie who is better, if you do tell me. The only who comes near is Prometheus, but avatar is way better because Cameron only thought in 3D and not converting in 3D afterwards. It's a spectacle of colors and awesome depth, and i was totally blown away by it, and a billion people more. Yes it's simplistic, but the revenant also if analyze it. It are the images what makes those movie great, and both gave me great EXPERIENCE. Yes the revenant is better, because of the topic and the actors in it, but saying it's just a coincidence people liked avatar is strange. James Cameron i followd for his early days as a director, did see piranha in the cinema, and timing and flawless scripts are his trademark.
    • steve
      I guess you haven't seen the Honest Trailer that tears it a new one on how it wasn't original lol
  • Huck PS
    Who even cares about Avatar anymore?
  • Eggyweggs
    Avar... what? I'm so over this 'franchise' before it even started. Bore off Cameron.
  • bumboclot
    Certainly not much hope releasing opposite SW ep8. Avatar would take a massive beating like Fantastic 4.
  • steve
    It's gonna keeping getting pushed back to the point it'll start being made when Cameron is dead
  • capitandelespacio
    What happened to the "king of the world"? Oh, right, he lost his balls.
  • Christopher Philip Cinquegrano
    An I'm supposed to give a !/&_ why? If i was 7 an new to movies I'd prob dig these movies . Just predictable eye candy at this point.
  • Bill
    Besides having world class 3D (which I've since lost all interest)... Avatar kind of sucked. I don't care if there is a sequel. Zero interest.
  • ZigZagWave
    Who gives a shit? Avatar was sucked ass! Snoozefest turd.
  • pablo G
    Best movie I ever seen. Love the Avatar. Classic.
  • TheRotationPodcast
    Not surprised. Hey, the first Avatar was pretty big for 3D. Maybe this movie will push another technology.
  • VAharleywitch
    If they push it much past March or April 2018, might as well kill it now. While I'm looking forward to it - the longer Avatar 2 release is put off the more likely it's going to be wedged between too many other tentpole releases to really be able to make back its budget.




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