Well, at least you can finally visit Pandora at Walt Disney World. If you were excited to go to the new land, and then see another Avatar movie next year, we have bad news for you. Avatar 2 will not be released in 2018.
According to an article on The Star, Cameron says 2018 isn’t happening.
Well, 2018 is not happening. We haven’t announced a firm release date. 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. It’s an epic undertaking. It’s not unlike building the Three Gorges dam. (Laughs) So I know where I’m going to be for the next eight years of my life. It’s not an unreasonable time frame if you think about it. It took us four-and-a-half years to make one movie and now we’re making four. We’re full tilt boogie right now. This is my day job and pretty soon we’ll be 24-7. We’re pretty well designed on all our creatures and sets. It’s pretty exciting stuff. I wish I could share with the world. But we have to preserve a certain amount of showmanship and we’re going to draw that curtain when the time is right.
So, there you have it. Fox has the Avatar sequels slated to happen every other year, with 2020, 2022 and 2024 being slated for release dates.
Jump over to the Star for the article, where Cameron talks about making the documentary on Atlantis and Bill Paxton.
Avatar at Walt Disney World has taken its time getting going as well, but the new Pandora will be opening on May 27th at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.