Pandora wasn't built in a day.
Which is likely why renovation on James Cameron's fictional planet will be taking MUCH longer than originally planned.
The second installment in the five-film franchise was originally scheduled to hit theaters in December 2014, with the next three films slated for Christmas releases in 2020, 2022, and 2023.
While he didn't divulge any details about the final three films, Cameron confirmed a 2018 release for Avatar 2 was "not happening."
When asked by The Toronto Star about what he could dish on the film's development, the filmmaker said: