James Cameron likes doing things his way, and that usually means the hardest and most difficult way possible. Subsequently, instead of writing one Avatar sequel at a time, he’s taking on all three sequels with help from screenwriters Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno (just, because… he can!). However, Cameron has run into a couple of snaggs and it seems the director has been a tad overambitious, as the first of the Avatar sequels has been pushed back from the late 2016 release date, to an as-of-yet-unknown date sometime in 2017.
“We’re writing three simultaneously. And we’ve done that so that everything tracks throughout the three films. We’re not just going to do one and then make up another one and another one after that,” Cameron told the AP in Wellington, New Zealand while promoting the local film industry. “And parallel with that, we’re doing all the design. So we’ve designed all the creatures and the environments.”
Cameron hopes that him and his team of writers will be able to complete all three scripts by the end of this month. Adding, that his goal was to link each film to the proceeding one (which is generally, what happens with sequels), without leaving them with cliffhangers (that could be a good thing and a bad thing depending on how you look at it).
So, here’s hoping there is no more delays on the sequel, as the first one was what it was: a fun 3d sci-fi/fantasy adventure.