Avatar 2 Delayed
Avatar 2 will not be ready to meet the Christmas 2017 release that was expected by most. Though the release date was never officially claimed by 20th Century Fox, Cameron himself said they weretargeting the holiday release window just last month. Our next best guess is July 2018....
Cameron said that meeting that date wasn’t as important as “the fact that when we get all three films done, we drop them a year apart.”
The Three Avatar Sequels will be Shot Together
Cameron intends to shoot all three stereoscopic films in the trilogy at the same time in New Zealand, with Cameron and Jon Landau producing through Lightstorm Entertainment. Soundstage construction and some computer animation work is in the early stages, but a start date for filming has not been set.
The delay may be due (at least partially) to the shift of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” to Dec. 15, 2017.