It seems fans will have to wait even longer. The sequel to the billion dollar box-office hit “Avatar” won’t be coming this December 2018. Sadly, the release date has been pushed back once again. The iconic filmmaker confirmed the news himself.
“Well, 2018 is not happening,” James Cameron announced during his March 9 interview with The Toronto Star. The Canadian director and producer claimed that they are filming several sequels at once, four films to be exact.
“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,” he added.
It should be noted that it took four years for Cameron to create the epic science-fiction film in 2009. However, the long wait was all worth it because the “Avatar” became the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing his very own movie creation, “Titanic,” which held the title for 12 years.
In the upcoming sequels, the Academy Award-winning director is confident that he can bring another extensive digital film to the big screen. He emphasized that the upcoming movies are far beyond imaginable.
“We’re pretty well designed on all our creatures and sets. It’s pretty exciting stuff. I wish I could share with the world. But we have to preserve a certain amount of showmanship and we’re going to draw that curtain when the time is right,” Cameron explained.
He added that the filmmaking is enormous that he has been working nearly 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In spite of the time challenge, he is loving it with a very high degree of enthusiasm. 20th Century Fox is also very supportive of the projects.
As for the plot, 62-year-old Cameron indicated that the following installments will pick up where “Avatar” left off.
“‘Avatar’ is about human hubris and how we use up the resources of our world and try to take it over,” he stressed.