Avatar sequels FINALLY all get confirmed release dates

Sam Warner
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

From Digital Spy

Following endless postponements and delays, at long last the Avatar sequels all have official release dates.

The four movies, which are being shot back-to-back, are now set to be released successively from 2020 to 2025.

Revealing the news on social media, the official Avatar page wrote: "Great to be working with the best team in the business.

"Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels. The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!"

That means that the first sequel will be released a full 11 years after the first Avatar came out, and subsequently became the highest-grossing movie of all time.

Avatar 2 was originally set to be released back in 2014, though was pushed back a number of times and director James Cameron recently revealed that it would not meet a scheduled release date of 2018.

However, a release schedule from 2020 onwards certainly makes sense time-wise, considering that star Sigourney Weaver recently assured fans that shooting would begin this year.

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

"We're trying to get it done as quickly as possible," she said.

"We're starting! We're starting training, and we're starting - hmm, I probably can't say anything. We will be actually shooting it by the fall."

According to Weaver, the movies should be worth the wait too, with the star adding: "I'm telling you, these scripts are so amazing, I'm not worried about [disappointing fans] at all. Am I worried about how we're going to bring them to life? Yes, because they're so ambitious.

"They're so worth it. They're well worth waiting for. I'm not worried about that at all. We're trying to get it done as quickly as possible."

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