James Cameron had originally hoped to have “Avatar 2″ in theaters sometime in 2014, but producer Jon Landau says that this timeline may not work out.
“We’re not naming dates, but I think 2014 will be a tough date for us to make,” Landau told Empire. “It’s about getting it right… movies make release dates; release dates don’t make movies.”
Landau also said that one of the production team’s key objectives is ensure that each film in the “Avatar” trilogy can stand on its own. “That’s where movies fall into trouble — when they try to say, ‘You know what? It’s really one movie and there’s an intermission — so we want each one to be a standalone movie. The next one will kick off where the last one ended. But just like ‘Avatar’ resolved itself and doesn’t feel like a setup to another movie, you don’t want ‘Avatar 2′ to feel like a setup for ’3.’”
“Avatar” is currently the only film that has grossed over $2 billion. Do you think “Avatar 2″ can bring in similar numbers?