January 15, 2015

James Cameron has revealed that the second Avatar film will be coming out later than expected. The movie was originally slated for release in 2016 but will now arrive sometime in 2017.


He said in a statement, “There’s a layer of complexity in getting the story to work as a saga across three films that you don’t get when you’re making a stand-alone film. We’re writing three simultaneously. And we’ve done that so that everything tracks throughout the three films. We’re not just going to do one and then make up another one and another one after that. And parallel with that, we’re doing all the design. So we’ve designed all the creatures and the environments.”

The first installment was released back in 2009 and earned $2.8 billion at the box office.