Avatar First Sequel Delay To 2015

Though he’s already been at work on the scripts for the next two “Avatar” films, James Cameron confirms that it’s highly likely the first of them will arrive a little later than expected.

In a feature piece in The New York Times discussing the 2,500 acres of land in New Zealand that Cameron recently purchased for a cool $16 million, Cameron says the films will almost certainly be shot at Peter Jackson’s Stone Street Studios in Wellington.

Visual effects will be completed at nearby Weta Digital but motion-capture work will still be done on a stage in California.

More importantly the first of the sequels will not be ready until 2015 or later, at least a year later than the late 2014 date Fox executives once had scheduled.