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James Cameron delays ‘Avatar’ sequel by one year until 2017

January 15th, 2015 by Derek Robertson Comments


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.


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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.