James Cameron Says the Avatar Sequels Are Delayed Until at Least 2017

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At an event in New Zealand today, James Cameron revealed that his plan to write all three Avatar sequels at the same time had hit an unforeseen snag: namely, that it's very hard to write three movies at once. As a result of the "very involved" writing process, the director said, the first Avatar sequel has been pushed back a year to 2017. Given that that's when the second sequel was supposed to come out, we're guessing there will be some sort of domino effect at play here. It's like Oscar Wilde said: To delay one Avatar movie may be regarded as a misfortune; to delay three looks like carelessness.