"Avatar" First Sequel Delay To 2015

By Garth Franklin Monday July 30th 2012 08:31AM

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.