Christmas has come early for film geeks everywhere!
In a recent interview with the Montreal Gazette, director James Cameron revealed that Avatar‘s much-anticipated sequel will begin shooting in early 2016, and will hopefully be released Christmas 2017!
The legendary filmmaker said :
“Christmas of ’17 is the target├óΓé¼┬ª At least, that’s what we’ve announced. But I don’t consider that to be as important as the fact that when we get all three films done, we drop them a year apart. I call it a meta-narrative that runs across the three movies. Each film stands alone, but it also tells one much larger story.
But get this! The second and third installments of the sequel trilogy will be released in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
According to the 61-year-old, him and his team have made a lot of progress with their work!
“We have design more or less finished, which is an enormous task. It’s been about a two-year task. (We’ve finished) all the creatures and the landscapes, and the new worlds within the world of Pandora that you see. The writing is ongoing, but almost finished. Technical development is done. Stages are done. Infrastructure. So we’re really poised to start after the first of the year.”
Watch out Star Wars! Avatar 2 is coming after you!