It's been more than a decade since James Cameron's Avatar came out to mild acclaim before getting forgotten by everyone who saw the movie. Okay, that's pretty harsh since there are a number of fans who enjoy the film and are looking forward to these sequels, despite how long it's been since the first film. Well, that wait is going to be even longer as Cameron has stated that his Avatar sequels are getting delayed.
On Twitter, the acclaimed director confirmed that COVID-19 is one of the reasons for this delay since it's preventing them from finishing the movie's impressive CGI. The first sequel was going to come out in December 2021 but that has been moved to the following year, showing just how messed up Disney's schedule has been due to this damn virus.
Avatar 2 was set for a Dec. 17, 2021 date but shifted to Dec. 16, 2022, while Avatar 3 is now being moved from Dec. 22, 2023, to Dec. 20, 2024. Avatar 4, previously Dec. 19, 2025, is now set to premiere on Dec. 18, 2026, and Avatar 5, originally scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 27, 2027, will now come out on Dec. 22, 2028.
Disney has also removed Mulan from its original August release, with no replacement date as of this writing. All of the new Star Wars movies have also been delayed to a year each, all still slated for a December release as well. Here's hoping we get more news on these movies as well.
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