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Jon Landau On Avatar 2's Release Date
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13 January 2012  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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Jon Landau On Avatar 2's Release Date

So there are reports today that Jon Landau has announced that the release date for Avatar 2 is going to be 2016 rather than the previously-announced 2014 date with by a third instalment in 2015. The thing is, when we asked him just the other day, he denied that delay.

At the event we attended, Landau made an offhand remark about Avatar 2 being "four years out" - so we followed up to check, since that's not in line with the previously announced plans. Would it be four more years, and therefore 2016? Or the dates we'd heard before? He replied, "It's in that window, '14, '15."

Now this isn't to say that the second film won't be more like 2015 than 2014, given that - as far as we know - there's no completed script yet for performance-capture to begin, James Cameron's currently working on other things (including the Titanic 3D release in April) and the films are hugely effects-heavy which will necessitate enormous amounts of digital production work. One might reasonably speculate that Landau, like many of us, is still thinking of 2011 when he thinks of the date, and is currently envisaging a 2015 release date for the second film, something that would explain both his first remark and his clarification.

But to say that Landau is now talking about a 2016 release for the second film is simply not warranted at the moment, so let's just bear that in mind, eh? It may still happen - but that's not what he's saying at this stage.

To keep you going in the meantime, Titanic 3D will hit screens on April 6, just in time for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship and 15 years after the film's original release. From the converted scenes we've seen, it's going to be the best post-conversion you've ever laid eyes on.


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Can't wait!
I loved Avatar and it is definately a film I will watch over and over. The 3D was spectacular too, by far the best 3D film yet, so I can't wait for the sequels to come out. Hopefully they will do a good job on the storys and make them just as enjoyable as the first. Obviously there will always be the grumpy old cynical Victor Meldrew gits that will moan their socks off about this, one word to those and that is BORING! If you don't like it then don't watch it! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 17:00 on 14 January 2012 | Report This Post

3d will have died a death by 2015 - hopefully this won't revive it More

Posted by SeanJenkins1 at 10:55 on 14 January 2012 | Report This Post

Change the record
Before Avatar came out, the general consensus was that it be a commercial failure. Now the sequels are on the way, the two areas of criticism appear to be: 1: Does anyone really care? I expect so, given the enormous box-office and DVD/blu-ray revenue of the 1st film. Kind of a lame point there kickpuncher. 2: Cameron has "borrowed" the narrative. Seriously? Is this really your best criticism? I'm guessing you mean Dances With Wolves, but you know what? That movie "borrowed&q More

Posted by darthshellers at 20:52 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

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The first avatar in 3D was incredible! I don't get how anyone would dislike it, unless they missed it in 3D, or weren't facing the right direction. I'm not a fan generally of brainless action films(although this wasn't brainless), but it wouldn't of made sense to really be anything more than it was. Not everything can be filled with intellectual ideas and beard stroking.(although it does try to hit on environmental issues, which is admirable I would say, and definately not brainless) It's a film More

Posted by conywolf at 18:00 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Miserable lot!
Dear God, your a grumpy bunch here with your comments.Cheer up ffs! More

Posted by EamonDunphy at 18:00 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Miserable lot!
Dear God, your a grumpy bunch here with your comments.Cheer up ffs! More

Posted by EamonDunphy at 17:59 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Dead
Hopefully by 2015 3d will have died a death and fingers crossed this tosh won't revive it. More

Posted by SeanJenkins1 at 14:11 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

No thanks
Hopefully by 2015 3d will have died a death and fingers crossed this tosh won't revive it. More

Posted by SeanJenkins1 at 14:11 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

No thanks
Hopefully by 2015 3d will have died a death and fingers crossed this tosh won't revive it. More

Posted by SeanJenkins1 at 14:11 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

And?
Is there actually anyone who cares about this? Does anyone even want to see an Avatar 2? Really, I'm asking. More

Posted by kickpuncher at 14:04 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Story Stealer
James Cameron needs more time to find a narrative to "borrow", that's why it would get delayed. More

Posted by milsont0 at 13:44 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Story Stealer
James Cameron needs more time to find a narrative to "borrow", that's why it would get delayed. More

Posted by milsont0 at 13:44 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Take your time
They can push the release date back as far as they like as far as I'm concerned. More

Posted by trouserpress at 13:32 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Titanic 3D
God will Titanic just go on and on, what a dull film up until it starts to sink, by that time my will to live had begun to sink!!!! ahhh I can hear "Scream Dion" I have to go and lie down in a dark place in order I don't hurt myself. More

Posted by ODForrest at 12:52 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

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