Earlier this week Disney announced it has delayed several of its big blockbuster films such as Mulan, future Star Wars film and James Cameron’s ambitious Avatar sequels, as a result of the ongoing global health crisis.
Now Cameron has spoken out on his Instagram regarding the difficult decision to push the films back once again, expressing his disappointment while reassuring fans they will continue working hard on the movies:
“There is no one more disappointed about this delay than me,” Cameron wrote. “But I am buoyed by the incredible performances of our cast and the extraordinary work that Weta Digital is doing bringing the world of Pandora and the characters of the film to life.”
You can read Cameron’s full statement here…
Avatar 2 sees Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Matt Gerald, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver all reprising their roles from the 2009 blockbuster, while new additions to the cast include Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin, Cliff Curtis, Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, Jack Champion, Duane Evans Jr., Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Keston John and CJ Jones.
Avatar 2 will now open in December 2022 instead of its original December 2021 release, followed by Avatar 3 in 2024, Avatar 4 in 2026 and Avatar 5 in 2028.
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