Thankfully, cinemaplexes the world over have been given another year to figure out how to avoid the return of Avatar.
Disney announced Tuesday that Avatar 2 had been pushed back to Dec. 17, 2021 as opposed to its original Dec. 18, 2020 date, per Variety. Additionally, future Avatar sequels will now be delayed till Dec. 22, 2023 and Dec. 19, 2025, respectively.
In related good news, Disney announced that three new Star Wars films will start being released in 2022.
Star Wars fans, of course, were already prepared to experience some delay following this year's release of the trilogy-closing Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Disney CEO Bob Iger told Bloomberg in April that his team would take a quick hiatus after Skywalker, though no such break in productivity should be viewed as indicative of a long-term slowdown.
"We will take a pause, some time, and reset, because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie," Iger said last month.
Over in Avatar land, creator James Cameron has been touting his franchise plans for what feels like eons now. In February, the director confirmed that a widely circulated list of rumored Avatar sequel titles did indeed include actual possible contenders. Among the assortment of tentative titles, to much chagrin, was The Seed Bearer.