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At one point, 2013 was designated as the year in which we would see the sequel to James Cameron's ridiculously huge hit 'Avatar.' However, at a recent preview screening for the 3D re-release of 'Titanic,' 'Avatar 2' producer Jon Landau spilled the beans that our wait for the sequel would be considerably longer. Landau stated that 'Avatar 2' was "four years away." That's right, go ahead and write yourself a note now for your 2016 return trip to Pandora. Now, given that we are only a couple weeks removed from 2011, it could actually be released in late 2015, but that's still a ways away. The subsequent third film will largely be shot simultaneously, and so will be expected one year later. Landau stated that the sequel will, just as the first, feature advanced technology in everything from 3D to CG to motion capture.
Well, sorry 'Avatar' fans. It looks like you're just going to have to wait until James Cameron is satisfied that he has once again changed the game before you're allowed to see the sequel. I find it interesting that Landau mentions not one word about the plot of 'Avatar 2,' but has plenty to say about the special effects. My biggest problem with 'Avatar' was how incredibly basic and, frankly rehashed, its story was in favor of congratulating itself for its, admittedly, landmark effects. If this trend of the 'Avatar' sequels trying to outdo themselves in terms of effects continues, pushing their release dates back further and further to allow for advances in technology, these are going to become World's Fair exhibits instead of films. I don't mind waiting. But how about you guys? Does this distant release date put you off at all?
Source: Bleeding Cool