'Avatar 2' Release Date: James Cameron's Next Epic Won't Come Until 2016
James Cameron is currently planning "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3," but don't expect to see them anytime soon. When Entertainment Weekly first spoke with Cameron at the beginning of 2011, the director said he wanted to release the sequels on Christmas Day in 2014 and 2015, respectively -- two dates that are certainly not around the corner. According to the film's producer Jon Landau, though, "Avatar 2" won't be ready for another four years. Meaning 2016.
Landau told the news to Bleeding Cool, at a screening for Cameron's other blockbuster film, "Titanic 3D" (which is hitting theaters this April). The tentative 2016 release means that all the blue paint you've been hoarding for your Na'avi costume for opening night of "Avatar 2" will have to sit there just a little longer.
While plot details for the sequel are still sketchy at best, Cameron has dropped some hints. As he told ABC's Nightline back in October, "We will see the oceans of Pandora [in the sequels] ... which we haven't seen at all, and that's an ecosystem that I'm dying to start designing because its going to look spectacular ... All that sort of the perk package of the first movie is still going to be there. And the themes will be there and be played out in a way that I think people can accept."
[via Bleeding Cool]