If you're just itching to get back to Pandora, well—try not to flame the messenger. Fox's plans to release Avatar 2 in December 2014 look to be in serious jeopardy.
In a video interview, Avatar coproducer John Landau, who's out promoting the 3D rerelease of his previous James Cameron collaboration, Titanic, told Empire, ""We're not naming dates, but I think 2014 will be a tough date for us to make. It's about getting it right."
It's not exactly news, as Landau as recently as January stated the film is "four years away," but he does mention that things are progressing in terms of prepping the visual effects work that needs to be done, which seems to imply 2015 seems more possible than it was in January.
"WETA are already working and we have our core team, (animation supervisor) Richie Baneham and (digital effects supervisor) Nolan Murtha, working with us. And we're working on underwater performance-capture."
The promise of the underwater environments does sound like it will be worth the wait.
"It's going to be like the floating mountains in the first movie," Landau said. "It's not going to be all underwater; it's going to be a place we go to, leave and come back to."
You can watch the clip with Landau by clicking on the Empire link.