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'Avatar 2' not arriving until 2015
Fans are already ready for that inevitable "Avatar" sequel. But will they still be ready in three years?
After James Cameron's 2009 "Avatar" grossed more than $2.7 billion worldwide, news of a sequel -- with a tentative release date of 2014 -- started to grow. Now, we're hearing otherwise. Producer John Landau told Empire, "We're not naming dates, but I think 2014 will be a tough date for us to make. It's about getting it right."
So, that means that part 2 won't hit screens until 2015, with a third one likely to follow a year or two later, giving writer-director Cameron and his massive FX crew plenty of time to gets things right. "Movies make release dates; release dates don't make movies," Landau added.
Earlier reports indicated that the famously ocean-obsessed Cameron will explore Pandora's seas in the sequel. "It's going to be like the Floating Mountains in the first movie," Landau elaborated. "It's not going to be all underwater; it's going to be a place we go to, leave and come back to."
Meanwhile, James Cameron's other billion dollar epic, "Titanic," is back in theaters, in 3D.