James Cameron on the set of Avatar
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Avatar 2 is Taking Much Longer Than Planned According to James Cameron

It’s now the fourth time the release of Avatar‘s sequel is being delayed. After having announced that the movie would come out in 2014, 2016 and 2017, once again, James Cameron is disappointing fans by postponing the December 21, 2018 release as well…

Well, 2018 is not happening,” said the director in an interview with the Toronto Star, before explaining why: “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.

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Avatar, the first movie in the upcoming series of 5, came out in 2009 and took Cameron almost 5 years to complete, which could explained why the process of directing 4 more chapters at the same time is taking so long.

But this new delay could be the final straw for people who have been waiting for the sequel for now 7 years (if any?), and the prelude to a huge loss for 20th Century Fox, which reportedly invested $1 billion in the sequels, and Walt Disney World, whose new attraction Pandora: The World of Avatar will open in May.

While Avatar 2 now finds itself without a firm release date, Avatar 3, 4 and 5 are still expected to hit theatres in 2020, 2022 and 2023, respectively. But don’t take our word for it…