James Cameron says Avatar 2 release in 2018 unlikely

James Cameron, foreground, and Simcha Jacobovici in Atlantis Rising.
I feel like its come to the point that by the time this movie is actually released nobody is really going to care anymore, personally I have gone past that threshold and don't really care if the whole thing gets cancelled at this point. Cameron is talented enough, a visual poet with a tin ear in my book, that he should stop wasting a big chunk of his career on this franchise. He needs to create something original again, this is, after all, the guy that gave us "The Terminator," "Aliens," and "Aliens."

"Well, 2018 is not happening. We haven’t announced a firm release date. What people have to understand is that this is a cadence of releases. So we’re not making Avatar 2. We’re making Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5. It’s an epic undertaking. It’s not unlike building the Three Gorges dam. (Laughs) So I know where I’m going to be for the next eight years of my life. It’s not an unreasonable time frame if you think about it. It took us four-and-a-half years to make one movie and now we’re making four. We’re full tilt boogie right now. This is my day job and pretty soon we’ll be 24-7. We’re pretty well designed on all our creatures and sets. It’s pretty exciting stuff. I wish I could share with the world. But we have to preserve a certain amount of showmanship and we’re going to draw that curtain when the time is right."