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Apr 06, 2012 at 06:45pm IST

'Avatar 2' delayed till 2015, says producer Jon Landau

Los Angeles: Pandora is not returning to theatres until 2015 as James Cameron's highly anticipated sequel to Avatar has been delayed. Earlier, the makers had planned to bring 'Avatar 2' in December 2014 followed by 'Avatar 3' next year but producer Jon Landau has confirmed that bringing back-to-back sequels would not be possible, the Empire online reported.

"We're not naming dates, but I think 2014 will be a tough date for us to make. It's about getting it right... movies make release dates; release dates don't make movies," Landau said.

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Cameron spent a lot of time and research on his recent dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench and he was also involved in the 3D conversion of 'Titanic', which may have contributed to the delay.

'Avatar 2' delayed till 2015: Jon Landau

Jon Landau has confirmed that 'Avatar 2' will not be released before 2015 due to the production related issues.

Landau said that they had already started work on the sequels with their core team including New Zealand effects company Weta Digital, which is developing an 'underwater motion capture system' which will help Cameron explore the oceans on Pandora.

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"It's going to be like the Floating Mountains in the first movie.It's not going to be all underwater; it's going to be a place we go to, leave and come back to."