Cameron: 'Avatar 2' won't be hitting theaters in 2018

We've known for a while now that James Cameron will be making some Avatar sequels, and rumor has had it that we'd see the first of those sequels some time in 2018. Unfortunately, that's not true. Confirmation comes from Cameron himself, who said in an interview that, "Well, 2018 is not happening," in reference to the theatrical debut. When will we see the first of the new movies? No one knows, not even Cameron himself, it seems.Avatar, of course, was a massive hit when it arrived in theaters in late December 2009. Fans have eagerly awaited a sequel since that time, and confirmation that there'd be not just one sequel, but four, got everyone excited. That excitement quickly led to speculation, and that speculation, as tends to happen, quickly got things wrong.

According to Cameron, who revealed the information in an interview with The Star, "Avatar 2" will not be hitting theaters in 2018, and that indeed no firm release date has been announced. "What people have to understand," he said, "is that this is a cadence of releases. So we're not making Avatar 2. We're making Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5."

He explains that this is an 'epic undertaking,' one that is going to consume the next near-decade of his life. The first movie took more than four years to make, and so expecting to see the sequel arrive next year is quite unreasonable.

As well, you can expect all the movie details to be kept under lock and key...for now, at least. Said Cameron:

We're pretty well designed on all our creatures and sets. It's pretty exciting stuff. I wish I could share with the world. But we have to preserve a certain amount of showmanship and we're going to draw that curtain when the time is right.

SOURCE: The Star