Avatar 2 has notoriously been delayed a grand total of six times, originally intended to release in 2014 and now targeting a 2020 release instead. Director James Cameron has stated that he doesn’t plan on delaying Avatar 2 and the other sequels any further than he already has now that the first sequel has finally entered production.
The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Cameron alongside Terminator 6 director Tim Miller. When asked about the possibility of whether or not the Avatar sequel will make its release date after several delays, along with whether or not audiences could have lost interest in the sequel due to the 11-year wait, Cameron explained that he wasn’t worried about either issue:
“No, we’re good. We got this… I’m not worried. It was seven years between Alien and Aliens, it was seven years between Terminator and Terminator 2.”
On a semi-related note, the interviewer asked Cameron about whether or not he’d consider re-releasing the first movie to refresh the experience that is Pandora to audiences. Cameron was warm to this proposal, responding with:
“That’s a great idea. Any chance I get to re-release my films so that people can see them on the big screen, the way they are meant to be seen… I’ll never say no. We can remaster the film, we can do high dynamic range, things like that, so we can punch it up.”
Just as a refresher on the wacky trip that Avatar 2‘s release date has been on, have a bulleted list:
- The sequel was announced in October 2010 to hit theaters in December 2014.
- Then it was later confirmed that the movie would be delayed to December 2015 in September 2012.
- Months later in August 2013, it was revealed that the movie would be pushed back to December 2016.
- Quite some time passed until January 2015, where Cameron stated that Avatar 2 would be releasing in Summer 2018.
- Come April 2016, and it was revealed at Cinemacon that the movie would be delayed slightly further to December 2018.
- Later, in March 2017, the release date was moved off to an unannounced release window.
- Finally, a month later in April, it was confirmed that Avatar 2 would finally arrive on December 2020.
…And during this process, it was subsequently announced that the movie series would balloon from a trilogy into a tetralogy, and then a pentalogy soon after that. But since the next movie has begun production, and it won’t release for three years, it seems unlikely that the sequels are going to have any further delays. Really, he means it this time.
Avatar 2 will return audiences to Pandora on December 18, 2020. The movie’s cast includes the return of Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, C. C. H. Pounder, Matt Gerald, and newcomers Cliff Curtis, Oona Chaplin, Britain Dalton, Duane Evans Jr., Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, and Jack Champion.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
5 Potential Marvel TV Shows To Rival HBO’s ‘Watchmen’
With Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of both Lost and The Leftovers, developing a Watchmen show for HBO, Marvel needs a new TV hit. Don’t get me wrong, I know Agents of Shield still has a huge following, but I stopped watching the Netflix shows during the second season of Daredevil. And FX’s Legion was just… okay for me. It’s not that I don’t love Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, but it’s not fair to put lower-tier characters like them in competition with a juggernaut like Watchmen.
HBO was clearly taking notes when Netflix started releasing their shows, so this seems like a great moment for Marvel to take some notes on their competition. If DC is going to churn out a Watchmen series, then Marvel needs to dig deep into their libraries to find stories worthy of being brought to the silver screen.
So hit Next to find out about five properties Marvel should consider adapting if they want to match HBO’s Watchmen.