Well, we’re now four years on from the arrival of James Cameron‘s “Avatar,” with the eco-message blockbuster ushering in the 3D age for good, and becoming a worldwide phenomenon in the process. And yet, getting a sequel in front of cameras has proven to take longer than expected. In 2010, it was announced that “Avatar 2” would arrive for 2014, but two years later Cameron’s producer Jon Landau said that target probably wasn’t going to be hit, and he offered up 2016 as a likely slot for the followup. And it seems that’s a realistic goal.
While James Cameron has said that he was aiming to shoot “Avatar 2” by the end of this year (clearly, that’s not happening), Sam Worthington reportedly revealed an October 2014 production kickoff for the sequel when he stopped by a radio station in Australia. Sorry, we don’t have a quote to put up and the radio show has only hustled to make this lame clip of the hosts quizzing the actor in relation to his girlfriend, available for the moment, though Yahoo did add that Worthington said that Cameron was “building the ship to Pandora.” Whatever that means.
Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno, are the quartet of talent tasked with working with Cameron in penning the three confirmed sequels. Their goal? To make sure it doesn’t go all “The Matrix: Reloaded” on us.
So, we’ll see if this projected start holds or if Cameron will need more time to play with technology and do more research or whatever. But we will say, with each passing year, we’re getting less and less interested in this one. Cameron, however, is one that you can never count out. [via Collider]