Everyone freaked out earlier this week when Star Wars Episode VIII was delayed and put into December 2017, which meant that it was going to go head-to-head with both Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and the mega-behemoth that is Avatar 2. But as we have learned now, Avatar 2 has moved away from December 2017, facing what seems to be yet another delay.
Avatar 2, the first movie in a three-movie saga all shot back-to-back, was originally supposed to release December 2015. Due to production delays, it was pushed back by two years to 2017. Now it’s even further back.
The last we heard, the scripts were almost done and the concept art and design work has been ongoing for years. But it seems now that something is holding up the actual production of the movies and Fox has taken Avatar 2 off the release calendar altogether; even they aren’t sure when James Cameron is going to start production on this movie.
Well, the first Avatar movie is still the worldwide box office reigning champion by over $1.5 billion, even after The Force Awakens’s massive success. Whether or not the sequels will be worth the nearly decade-long wait is something we’ll have to find out… eventually.
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