James Cameron Says The Target For ‘Avatar 2’ Is Christmas 2017

James Cameron has been locked in a bunker at the bottom of the sea for the last six years, working on his Avatar sequels in private. But he’s finally emerged from the chilly abyss, and is surprised to learn that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is threatening to become the highest grossing movie of all-time (also, that there’s a new Star Wars movie… from Disney, no less).

Cameron spoke to the Montreal Gazette about when we’ll go back to remembering Sam Worthington is a movie star, in that he is a star of movies.

“Christmas of ’17 is the target,” Cameron confirmed. “At least, that’s what we’ve announced. But I don’t consider that to be as important as the fact that when we get all three films done, we drop them a year apart. I call it a meta-narrative that runs across the three movies. Each film stands alone, but it also tells one much larger story.” (Via)

If Avatar 2 does come out on December 25, 2017, then its only competition to date is The Greatest Showman on Earth, with Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum. Circus elephants are no match for blue space-cats. The tetralogy would come to an end on Christmas 2019, which is unsurprisingly unclaimed. I assume that’s because Bad Boys IV was released in July and is still making all the money.

(Via the Montreal Gazette)