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Release of 'Avatar' Sequel May Be Delayed

PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Scott Brinegar(LOS ANGELES) -- The sequel to James Cameron's 2009 blockbuster film Avatar might arrive in theaters later than initially scheduled.

The second Avatar movie had been slated to open in 2014. However, Avatar producer Jon Landau tells 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."

Empire speculates that the sequel probably won't debut until 2015 at the earliest, and that the third film in the series likely won't see the light of day until 2016 or 2017.

Despite the delay, Landau says the Avatar team has begun working on various aspects of the first sequel, including "underwater performance-capture," since the film will explore Pandora's water world. Landau adds, "It's not going to be all underwater; it's going to be a place we go to, leave and come back to."

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