Fox Sticking With “Avatar” 2017 Release

For those keen to revisit Pandora, you’ll have to wait just a little longer.

Speaking yesterday at the Gabelli & Company’s Movie & Entertainment Conference in New York City, 20th Century Fox chairman-CEO Jim Gianopulos confirmed that the three “Avatar” sequels are now slated for Christmas Day releases in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Why the delay? “Jim Cameron has his own pace.”

The sequels will be shot simultaneously and Gianopulos talked about visiting Cameron at his offices in New Zealand two months ago: “It’s a room…which is covered floor to ceiling with images, characters, worlds, settings. It’s the most amazing, breathtaking thing you’ve ever seen. His challenge is to put all of that in a movie.”

As for where the project now stands: “In the first movie he created technology that was so far ahead of its time. Of course now he’s gone past that…all the pieces are in place. The story is being finalized.”

Source: Variety