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'Avatar' Sequel Pushed Back to 2017 by Director James Cameron

Avatar fans will now have to wait a little bit longer for the sequel.

According to Variety, the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 2009 hit film has been pushed back one year until Christmas 2017, due to script reasons.

“We’re not just going to do one and then make up another one and another one after that,” writer and director James Cameron told the AP. “And parallel with that, we’re doing all the design. So we’ve designed all the creatures and the environments.”

ARE YOU SAD that Avatar‘s sequel won’t be out until late 2017 now?

James Cameron Says 'You Will Sh-t Yourself' When You See 'Avatar' Sequels

Writer/director James Cameron is pretty excited about his upcoming sequels to his hit 2009 film Avatar – so much so that he thinks the audience is going to “sh*t” themselves!

“I can tell you one thing about them,” James told Empire magazine about the upcoming films, titled Avatar 2, 3, and 4. “They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will sh*t yourself with your mouth wide open.”

The original Avatar film made $749,766,139 domestically. Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, and more starred in the first film.

ARE YOU EXCITED for more Avatar sequels???

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Sigourney Weaver is Returning to 'Avatar' Sequels as Different Character

Sigourney Weaver is set to return for the three upcoming Avatar sequels!

Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made Aliens. We’re good friends who’ve always worked well together,so it just feels right that she’s coming back for the Avatar sequels,” director James Cameron shared in a statement about the 64-year-old actress.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sigourney Weaver

He added, “Her character of Grace Augustine, as fans know, died in the first movie, so she’s playing a different and in many ways more challenging character in the upcoming films. We’re both looking forward to this new creative challenge, the latest chapter in our long and continuing collaboration.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Sigourney Weaver returning to the Avatar sequels?

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Sam Worthington & Zoe Saldana Return for Three 'Avatar' Sequels

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have officially signed on to star in the next three Avatar sequels!

The 37-year-old English-Australian actor and the 35-year-old actress will be joined in the three flicks by Stephen Lang, who played the role of mad marine Colonel Quaritch.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Zoe Saldana

The plot is being kept under wraps, but Jake Sully (Worthington) and Neytiri (Saldana) will reportedly have kids, according to THR.

Mark your calendars, the first sequel will hit theaters in December 2016, while the second one will be released in December 2017 and the third will come the following year.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about Sam Worthington and Zoe 
Saldana returning for the upcoming Avatar films?

'Dear John' Tops Box Office, Ousts 'Avatar'

Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried‘s Dear John has taken the top spot at the box office this week, knocking out Avatar from its seven-week reign.

Dear John took in an estimated $32.4 million this weekend, according to Variety, while Avatar took in $23.6 million.

Coming in third was John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys MeyersFrom Paris With Love.

What did YOU catch in theaters this weekend?

'Avatar' Sinks 'Titanic' Box Office Record

James Cameron‘s Avatar has surpassed Titanic at the box office!

The film has made more than $1.8 billion worldwide, besting Titanic‘s record from 1997, CBS reports.

However, Avatar is still far from the inflation-adjusted record set by Gone with the Wind in 1939 – in today’s money, it took in the equivalent of about $6 billion.

“[James] has so much respect for the audience and the individual theater-goer, he wanted to give them the story he dreamed of seeing when he was 14,” Avatar star Sigourney Weaver told CBS.

DO YOU THINK Avatar could take in $6 billion at the box office and overtake Gone with the Wind?

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