They Just Pushed ‘Avatar 2’ Back AGAIN, And Fans Are About Ready To Pull The Plug

Another day, another Avatar 2 pushback. Hope you weren’t planning on seeing it any time soon!

The follow-up to the highest-grossing film of all time (in non-inflation-adjusted dollars, that is) has been shoved back by yet another year, to December 17, 2021 instead of December 20, 2020.

As The Hollywood Reporter um, reports, the film was initially slated for 2014, with Avatar 3 scheduled for 2015. Those dates were announced in 2010, by the way, and then pushed back in 2012… Which means LOL this film has been in production for NINE YEARS AND COUNTING.

Then, there was going to be two more sequels–or maybe a sequel and a prequel, no one seems sure–all announced while just one sequel has been taking, as mentioned, nine years.


Well, part of it is, apparently, Avatar mastermind James Cameron is struggling with the writing process:

 “There’s a layer of complexity in getting the story to work as a saga across three films that you don’t get when you’re making a stand-alone film. … We’re writing three simultaneously. And we’ve done that so that everything tracks throughout the three films. We’re not just going to do one and then make up another one and another one after that.”

I’m not a screenwriter, of course, but my spidey-senses tell me maybe focusing on ONE three-hour epic at a time is maybe the best course of action? But what do I know?

Also it’s worth noting that Cameron’s writing skills have been… um… let’s say, the subject of debate over the years.

Anyway, as it stands now, we’ll get Avatar 2 in 2021, Avatar 3 in 2023, Avatar 4 in 2025 and Avatar 5 in 2027.

The real question here is whether Avatar’s fandom will even still be alive by then, but let’s not focus on the details. James Cameron clearly isn’t!

Anyway, judging by the social media reaction, that fandom is definitely getting antsy!

Though some fans are staying die-hard on principle:

Anyway, if you’re ever feeling down about how much you procrastinate, just remember: at least you’re not literally a decade behind on your work! It’s all about perspective!