Anxiously awaiting Avatar 2? The holiday season of 2013 can’t come fast enough for you? That’s cool. Would you be interested in waiting until 2016 instead?
According to Bleeding Cool, one of their writers managed to get a few words with Avatar producer Jon Landau at a screening of the 3-D version of Titanic. Apparently, the time line for the Avatar sequels has been increased by three years, and now, perhaps, won’t be seen until 2016 and 2017.
Landau told the writer that the sequels were “four years away.” Now the post on Bleeding Cool concedes that Landau’s statement could mean that we might see an Avatar sequel as early as the Christmas season in 2015, but this is still a far cry from the 2013 and 2014 mark that both Landau and Cameron had previously talked about
So why the long(er) wait? It’s tech driven, says Landau. He promised that the next Avatar movies were going to showcase next generation technology in the 3-D camera system and the CG and performance capture, not to mention a higher framerate.
There’s nothing official about this new release date for the films, but since there’s yet to be any news about a start date or completed script for the Avatar sequels, I think it’s safe to say that seeing Avatar 2 in 2013 is optimistic.
Source: Bleeding Cool