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Producer Jon Landau Says 'Avatar' Sequels are Still Four Years Away

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Last we heard, the two planned sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar were due out in 2013 and 2014. However, if today’s news is correct, you might want to hold off on queuing up for tickets anytime soon.

Bleeding Cool caught up with producer Jon Landau after a screening of scenes from Titanic 3D, and he spilled some very disappointing beans about the sequels to the highest grossing film of all time. According to Landau, the first Avatar sequel is “four years away.”

By that math, we won’t be taking a return trip to the world of Pandora until 2016 (maybe holidays 2015 – that would make sense for a release date as well), which is significantly later than promised. Landau didn’t offer up any reasons for the potential delay, but given that it took Cameron an eternity to make the first film and would be shooting Avatar 2 and 3 back-to-back, this isn’t particularly shocking.

Perhaps part of the delay can be attributed to Cameron’s desire to continually push the envelope in terms of technology. Landau says that Avatar 2 will utilize a great deal of advanced filmmaking tech – from the 3D cameras to the motion capture equipment, as well as aiming for a higher framerate than the first feature. While all of that sounds exciting to the tech geeks here on staff, are you happy waiting four more years for a sequel? Let us know below.

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