James Cameron Confirms 'Avatar 2' Will Be Delayed Until 2017
Director explains that due to the "complexity" of the writing process, the highly-anticipated flick has been set back a year...
James Cameron has confirmed that Avatar 2 has been delayed until 2017.
Speaking at an event in Wellington, New Zealand, the director explained that the "complexity" of the writing process means the highly-anticipated sequel will be unveiled a year later than planned.
According to The AP, Cameron said: "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."
He concluded: "Parallel with that, we're doing all the design. So we've designed all the creatures and the environments (at the same time)."
Cameron had hoped to shoot three Avatar sequels back-to-back, releasing them consecutively, with him now admitting that 2016 was too ambitious for the second flick.
The first Avatar movie, which was released back in 2009, made a record-breaking $2.8bn at the box office.
No pressure then!