James Cameron’s sequel to 2009 American epic science fiction film, Avatar is set to hit theaters in 2017.

In an interview with Montreal Gazette, Cameron said: “Christmas of ’17 is the target…At least, that’s what we’ve announced.

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But I don’t consider that to be as important as the fact that when we get all three films done, we drop them a year apart.

I call it a meta-narrative that runs across the three movies. Each film stands alone, but it also tells one much larger story.”

After confirming Christmas 2017 release for Avatar 2, he goes on to talk about the other stages of production: “We have design more or less finished, which is an enormous task.

It’s been about a two-year task. [We’ve finished] all the creatures and the landscapes, and the new worlds within the world of Pandora that you see.

The writing is ongoing, but almost finished. Technical development is done. Stages are done. Infrastructure. So we’re really poised to start after the first of the year.”

The sequel will see the return of Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver.

Avatar 2, 3 and 4 will be produced by Cameron and Jon Landau. Written by Cameron with Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman, and Shane Salerno.

Avatar was released in December 2009 and it is still the top grossing movie of all the time grossing over $749,766,139 in the U.S. and Canada, and $1,999,298,189 in other territories, for a worldwide total of $2,749,064,328.

 

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