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The last we heard James Cameron’s Avatar 2, the follow-up to the groundbreaking 2009 film Avatar, would hit theaters in 2018. But in a recent interview, Cameron says that Avatar 2 will be delayed. And before you get all upset, he’s got a great reason.

The first Avatar film took Cameron and his team over four years to complete. After all, the film relied heavily on special effects to create a stunning magical world. Four years! That’s a long time. But the film was beautiful, so we can’t complain.

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Now, Cameron is tackling the task of filming not only Avatar 2, but also 3, 4, AND 5. That’s right. He’s making four new Avatar films. So while we may think waiting a little bit longer for Avatar 2 seems unreasonable, Cameron told The Star that mathematically, it actually makes sense.

Okay, so that’s completely logical. Twitter, of course, has taken this opportunity to make hilarious jokes about yet another delay to Avatar 2. After all, it has been almost 8 years since the first film was released. We can understand why fans would be getting a little bit restless. Luckily, humor seems to have won out. false


On a positive note, since Avatar 2 won’t be here in the near future, you have plenty of time to go watch Avatar about another thousand times. (and/or visit Disney World’s new Pandora.)