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James Cameron says Avatar 2018 release "is not happening"

03.10.2017

In 2009 AVATAR blew up the world with its massive, shocking, still-can’t-believe-it’s-not-butter success. But now all fans want are the sequels - all four of them in fact. The first was supposed to hit next year after nearly a decade since the first. But, as it turns out, James Cameron and co. are probably just gonna go for the full 10 years. *Gasp!* *Wilt!* *Faint!* Just kidding. I faked all those over-the-top emotions, because we all knew this was coming.

Sitting down with The Star to talk about Cameron’s upcoming Discovery channel documentary, ATLANTIS RISING, the director admitted that the proposed 2018 date probably isn’t going to work out, citing that you can’t look at it as waiting for one movie, but on four instead:

“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.

The push comes after Cameron said all the sequels would be shooting in one big production, and AVATAR 2 was being eyed for December 2018. This also comes one year after Cameron pushed back the date from a release this year. So, in a year, expect to see this again.

This news should come as a shocker to no one, as Cameron is notorious for pushing back releases so he can get everything just right, putting all other perfectionists to shame. The bummer comes in the form of no other planned release in its place. Basically we just have to keep waiting, and like an asteroid, waiting for something this long could go on for years and years. As long as the movies are great I don’t care. Cameron has made people wait for greatness before, and what they’re doing here does sound incredible. However, my desire to go on an interstellar adventure is wearing thin.

Catch Cameron's documentary this Sunday on Discovery.

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Source: The Star

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1:37AM on 03/13/2017
Never saw the first one, don't give shit!
Never saw the first one, don't give shit!
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4:59PM on 03/11/2017

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Avatard 2 2030
Avatard 2 2030
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5:38PM on 03/10/2017

I Srr

If he is such a perfectionist, then why was the first one merely a sci-fi Dances With Wolves
If he is such a perfectionist, then why was the first one merely a sci-fi Dances With Wolves
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4:59PM on 03/10/2017
I think Avatar 2 will still make money, but not as much as the first, maybe not even close. Avatar had the benefit of very little competition opening in the winter of 2009, but now that time slot belongs to Star Wars. Especially if they're pushing it to 2019 when Episode IX, the end of the sequel trilogy, will hit theaters. The summer is already crowded with comic book films and other franchises, so Avatar 2 will have a tough time there as well. Honestly it seems like a bad business decision to
I think Avatar 2 will still make money, but not as much as the first, maybe not even close. Avatar had the benefit of very little competition opening in the winter of 2009, but now that time slot belongs to Star Wars. Especially if they're pushing it to 2019 when Episode IX, the end of the sequel trilogy, will hit theaters. The summer is already crowded with comic book films and other franchises, so Avatar 2 will have a tough time there as well. Honestly it seems like a bad business decision to do 5 sequels at once, but what do I know.
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5:14PM on 03/10/2017
Star wars or no star wars, A2 will be an event film, like all Camerons films are, and good or bad everyone in the world will be curious enough to watch it, not to mention itll include glasses free 3D, so basically we'll be getting our first holographic underwater movie....yeah whod wanna watch that? Lol haters unite i guess, go watch another marvel movie
Star wars or no star wars, A2 will be an event film, like all Camerons films are, and good or bad everyone in the world will be curious enough to watch it, not to mention itll include glasses free 3D, so basically we'll be getting our first holographic underwater movie....yeah whod wanna watch that? Lol haters unite i guess, go watch another marvel movie
11:12PM on 03/10/2017
nobody cares about these films obviously by the comments below so you seem to be alone frosty dick maybe go tickle your sac to pics of cameron
nobody cares about these films obviously by the comments below so you seem to be alone frosty dick maybe go tickle your sac to pics of cameron
3:29PM on 03/10/2017
In Cameron I trust
The only sequels cameron has ever done is are T2 and Aliens so ill forgive him for jerkin us around on these sequels...i wasnt a fan of anything of Avatars but i do trust him to pull of something mindblowing in A2
In Cameron I trust
The only sequels cameron has ever done is are T2 and Aliens so ill forgive him for jerkin us around on these sequels...i wasnt a fan of anything of Avatars but i do trust him to pull of something mindblowing in A2
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4:54PM on 03/10/2017
He hasn't made a good movie since before Titanic , I don't trust him.
He hasn't made a good movie since before Titanic , I don't trust him.
11:14PM on 03/10/2017
lol his career sank with the ship
lol his career sank with the ship
1:42PM on 03/10/2017
James Cameron is the only person on earth who wants any of these sequels. Can't he just leave it at the the theme park that is opening and be done?
James Cameron is the only person on earth who wants any of these sequels. Can't he just leave it at the the theme park that is opening and be done?
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4:57PM on 03/10/2017
The studio wants it because they think the sequels ill be cash cows.
The studio wants it because they think the sequels ill be cash cows.
1:22PM on 03/10/2017
If Arnold's not in them I don't care.
If Arnold's not in them I don't care.
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1:03PM on 03/10/2017
since when has it been 4 sequels? I suppose next year it'll be five sequels. And if one one costs 200 million, how much will 4 cost?
since when has it been 4 sequels? I suppose next year it'll be five sequels. And if one one costs 200 million, how much will 4 cost?
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12:44PM on 03/10/2017
I think of Avatar as this generation's Jurassic Park. It was a tremendous advancement in special effects, particularly it's use of 3D. However, from a standpoint of story and characters, it was merely ok. I'm not really all that interested in the Avatar sequels with respect to what happens next in the story. That said, it will be interesting to see the new technology his team has come up with to tell the story, and how that technology will be used by other filmmakers.
I think of Avatar as this generation's Jurassic Park. It was a tremendous advancement in special effects, particularly it's use of 3D. However, from a standpoint of story and characters, it was merely ok. I'm not really all that interested in the Avatar sequels with respect to what happens next in the story. That said, it will be interesting to see the new technology his team has come up with to tell the story, and how that technology will be used by other filmmakers.
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4:53PM on 03/10/2017
Special Effects wise maybe, but IMO it's this generations Hudson Hawk - just as stupid except it made a crap load of money.
Special Effects wise maybe, but IMO it's this generations Hudson Hawk - just as stupid except it made a crap load of money.
12:37PM on 03/10/2017

I get that a solid portion of this community thinks these sequels won't work, but I believe James Cameron achieves MASSIVE SUCCESS once again

You have to remember, this community may be one of the most vocal, but its a microcosm compared to the people making up the $2B in worldwide grosses of the first film. I believe these sequels will do just fine.
You have to remember, this community may be one of the most vocal, but its a microcosm compared to the people making up the $2B in worldwide grosses of the first film. I believe these sequels will do just fine.
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4:39PM on 03/10/2017
You also have to think about the time period between sequels too, it's been 10 years.
You also have to think about the time period between sequels too, it's been 10 years.
12:16PM on 03/10/2017

Really?

"But now all fans want are the sequels - all four of them in fact." Do they really?
"But now all fans want are the sequels - all four of them in fact." Do they really?
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12:09PM on 03/10/2017

To quote Iago from Aladdin

THAT'S A BIG SURPRISE! I THINK I'M GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK AND DIE FROM NOT SURPRISE!
THAT'S A BIG SURPRISE! I THINK I'M GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK AND DIE FROM NOT SURPRISE!
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11:44AM on 03/10/2017

No. One.

Cares.
Cares.
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11:26AM on 03/10/2017

Maybe...

This is related to Cameron "godfathering" the new and "final" Terminator
This is related to Cameron "godfathering" the new and "final" Terminator
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11:22AM on 03/10/2017
Well, it's good to see Mr. Cameron wasting the last years of his life on his most embarrassing legacy. Actually, it's not good. Maybe he'll be alive long enough to see the biggest failure of his life.
Well, it's good to see Mr. Cameron wasting the last years of his life on his most embarrassing legacy. Actually, it's not good. Maybe he'll be alive long enough to see the biggest failure of his life.
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11:21AM on 03/10/2017
"So I know where Iím going to be for the next eight years of my life." Really? The only point of shooting all 4 parts together would be so you can release them back to back QUICKLY. Not 2 years apart.
I will laugh my ass off if parts 3, 4 and 5 don't do well. I think part 2 will do well, simply because the general public will be curious, and then the others will go downhill from there.
The fans were sick of waiting long ago....You're not helping yourself.
"So I know where Iím going to be for the next eight years of my life." Really? The only point of shooting all 4 parts together would be so you can release them back to back QUICKLY. Not 2 years apart.
I will laugh my ass off if parts 3, 4 and 5 don't do well. I think part 2 will do well, simply because the general public will be curious, and then the others will go downhill from there.
The fans were sick of waiting long ago....You're not helping yourself.
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10:58AM on 03/10/2017
"But now all fans want are the sequels - all four of them in fact."

I don't think anyone is really 'demanding' a sequel to Avatar. With the constant delays, and all the talk with nothing to show for it, I think majority of people either don't care or have stopped caring about this non-franchise.

For me, I honestly could care less about this movie(s). The constant delays and talk of sequels with nothing to show for it have ruined any good faith I throw towards James Cameron. I only
"But now all fans want are the sequels - all four of them in fact."

I don't think anyone is really 'demanding' a sequel to Avatar. With the constant delays, and all the talk with nothing to show for it, I think majority of people either don't care or have stopped caring about this non-franchise.

For me, I honestly could care less about this movie(s). The constant delays and talk of sequels with nothing to show for it have ruined any good faith I throw towards James Cameron. I only click on these articles because at this point it's just funny how much James Cameron does NOT have his shit together.
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10:54AM on 03/10/2017
At this point, James Cameron is honestly the George RR Martin of movies. As he continues to miss deadline after deadline and push the release date farther and farther back, it's becoming painfully clear that these movies are never actually happening -- but that won't stop him from talking endlessly about how hard he's supposedly working on them. Just give up this Avatar charade, James, and make a movie people actually care about.
At this point, James Cameron is honestly the George RR Martin of movies. As he continues to miss deadline after deadline and push the release date farther and farther back, it's becoming painfully clear that these movies are never actually happening -- but that won't stop him from talking endlessly about how hard he's supposedly working on them. Just give up this Avatar charade, James, and make a movie people actually care about.
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10:51AM on 03/10/2017

Just rewatched the original

I still don't like it, never have. First hour was okay and then after that I'm always rooting for the mercenaries.

Who wants a sequel other than the studio? Will anyone care? I think they have waited too long but it worked for T2, so who knows? Then again, that had new digital effects we had never seen the likes of before.
I still don't like it, never have. First hour was okay and then after that I'm always rooting for the mercenaries.

Who wants a sequel other than the studio? Will anyone care? I think they have waited too long but it worked for T2, so who knows? Then again, that had new digital effects we had never seen the likes of before.
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10:47AM on 03/10/2017
Does anyone even care at this point? Will this still have the same audience as the first one? I feel James Cameron needs a box office bomb to bring him down to Earth
Does anyone even care at this point? Will this still have the same audience as the first one? I feel James Cameron needs a box office bomb to bring him down to Earth
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10:17AM on 03/10/2017
I don't really know who these four(!?) movies are for, other than James Cameron.
I don't really know who these four(!?) movies are for, other than James Cameron.
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9:58AM on 03/10/2017
Is Avatar still a thing?
Is Avatar still a thing?
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11:24AM on 03/10/2017
Yes, it's still a thing. Just like SIN CITY 2 was a thing. We all know what that thing became.
Yes, it's still a thing. Just like SIN CITY 2 was a thing. We all know what that thing became.
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