Avatar 2 for Christmas 2017 release

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 December 2015
James Cameron

James Cameron

Director James Cameron has confirmed that 'Avatar 2' is set for a Christmas 2017 release date

'Avatar 2' is set for a Christmas 2017 release date.

The director has confirmed that his eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2009's 'Avatar' has a tentative release date but right now his main concern is completing them.

He told the Montreal Gazette: "Christmas of '17 is the target...At least, that's what we've announced. But I don't consider that to be as important as the fact that when we get all three films done, we drop them a year apart. I call it a meta-narrative that runs across the three movies. Each film stands alone, but it also tells one much larger story."

James also revealed that pre-production is almost completed and he is getting ready to start shooting.

He explained: "We have design more or less finished, which is an enormous task. It's been about a two-year task. [We've finished] all the creatures and the landscapes, and the new worlds within the world of Pandora that you see. The writing is ongoing, but almost finished. Technical development is done. Stages are done. Infrastructure. So we're really poised to start after the first of the year."

Avatar 2

  • 2022
  • US
  • Directed by: James Cameron
  • Cast: Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Cliff Curtis, Oona Chaplin, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore
  • UK release: 16 December 2022

The first in a series of four planned sequels to the highest grossing film of all time. The oceans of alien planet Pandora are the setting for the continued romance between human Jake and alien being Neytiri.