When Titanic was first set to debut in July of 1997, it missed its initially summer release date due to the massive amount of SFX work still needed to be completed on the project. Everyone thought this meant it would bomb. We all know how that turned out, as the film emerged in December of that year, becoming the biggest movie of all time (at that time). And it is now poised for a 3D re-release this weekend.
The same fate may be in store for Avatar 2, as producer Jon Landau has revealed that, while production has already started on this anticipated sequel, the amount of work ahead may make it impossible for the film to hit its proposed 2014 release date.
About Avatar 2's 2014 release date, Jon Landau had this to say.
"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. We've started already. WETA are already working and we have our core team working with us. And we're working on underwater performance-capture. 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."