Avatar 2’s release date is being delayed and it could be because of Star Wars.
The follow-up to the 2009 blockbuster was supposed to be ready by Christmas 2017.
However, according to several reports, Avatar 2 filming hasn’t even started.
This comes just after Disney announced the sequel to The Force Awakens was being delayed and would be coming out at the same time as Avatar 2 was due for release.
Avatar and Star Wars already have a good rivalry going.
Earlier this month, Star Wars overtook Avatar as the biggest ever movie in America.
However, Avatar remains the highest-grossing movie around the world, for now at least.
Avatar introduced the world to 3D as a realistic cinema experience.
Last month, director James Cameron said work on the follow-up trilogy was nearly complete.
James Cameron told Entertainment Weekly: “We’ve been designing for about a year and a half. All the characters, settings and creatures are all pretty much done.”
The idea is to film them all at once.
So far, Twentieth Century Fox hasn’t explained what’s happened.
It’s likely Disney must have known about the delay – otherwise it probably wouldn’t have shifted the Star Wars release date back.
Avatar 2 has been delayed a year and will not be released until 2017, director James Cameron has revealed.
James Cameron said he is working on three new Avatar films at the same time.
Avatar 2 was supposed to be out in December 2016, but James Cameron said writing the stories had become “very involved”.
“There’s a layer of complexity in getting the story to work as a saga across three films,” he explained.
James Cameron said the goal was to have the scripts for the three movies completed by the end of this month so that filming can begin.
“We’re writing three simultaneously and we’ve done that so that everything tracks throughout the three films,” he told the Associated Press.
“We’re not just going to do one and then make up another one and another one after that.
“And parallel with that, we’re doing all the design. So we’ve designed all the creatures and the environments.”
James Cameron, 60, said he thought it was important that each film linked forward to the next one in a satisfying way, but also came to a resolution that did not leave the audience hanging.
The three films will be shot in New Zealand, where some of the original film was also made.
Avatar is the highest-grossing film in history, with box office takings of almost $2.8 billion.