Avatar 2 Not Set To Hit For Four Years
Seriously though, that’s the current projection–basically, you’re not going to see a sequel to massive blockbuster Avatar until 2014.
Apparently, the problem is that writer / director James Cameron has a plot in mind and it’s patently massive. So massive, in fact, he’s taking his time mapping the whole thing out properly to ensure that there won’t be any slow moments or, as Cameron describes it (edited to protect the innocent eyes of the poor children):
…this horrible second-act/end-of-The Matrix feeling. You know, “I’ve just sat through a three-hour movie and f- -k-all happened at the end!”
See? Editing clearly required. But the takeaway here is that Cameron clearly does not plan to just phone this in and reap a pot of cash from the name. And that, frankly, is a good thing–it’s good to see him committed to this, even if it doesn’t turn out well, which it might.
Either way, we’ll have a long wait to find out how this one wraps up.