Following the news that Disney has moved the release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII two weeks prior to the intended release date for Avatar 2, it’s now become known Fox Studios has delayed the release of the James Cameron sequel.
The Wrap reports Avatar 2 won’t be ready by Christmas 2017, which is the first of three new planned sequels.
No new release date has been announced, and it’s not known what the reason is for the delay. It is noted Fox never officially announced a release date, just that Cameron has stated he wanted the movie ready by then.
This marks the second delay for Avatar 2, which originally was panned to be released around Christmas 2016. Cameron will be filming the movies in New Zealand, with it said production is in very early stages.
Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are signed on for the long haul, with potential plot details including much of it may be set on a moon of the planet Pandora and underwater.