At this point, who knows when we'll get the followup to James Cameron's 2009 sci-fi smash Avatar. Most recently, the sequel was set to arrive in 2018, but now the director has disclosed to The Toronto Star that "2018 is not happening. We haven’t announced a firm release date.”
Cameron then went on to add: “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.”
The original Avatar took roughly four years to make, and Cameron has since hinted that it will take him around eight years to complete the next installment(s).
"It's pretty exciting stuff. I wish I could share with the world," the director added. "But we have to preserve a certain amount of showmanship and we're going to draw that curtain when the time is right."
Initially, Avatar 2 was scheduled to release in 2014, before being pushed back each year until 2018, and now having no target date at all.