James Cameron has insisted “no one is more disappointed than me” following the news that the release of Avatar 2 has been pushed back again due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The sequel to Cameron’s blockbuster was set for release in December 2021, but has now been delayed a whole year, and is expected to be released in December 2022.
Following the announcement, Cameron – who recently restarted production on the movie in New Zealand – released a statement, telling fans he’s determined to make sure the movie lives up to expectations.
In the statement, which he also shared on the official Avatar Instagram page, Cameron concluded: “Most of all, I am grateful to you, our fans, for your support over the years, and I promise that what we bring to cinemas will deliver.”
Avatar 2 isn’t the only film to have been pushed back due to the pandemic. Disney’s Mulan, originally scheduled for release in August 2021, has now been removed from the calendar, while the next three Star Wars movies have all been pushed back.
In addition, A Quiet Place Part 2, which had been set to drop on September 6 (2020), will now ben released on April 23, 2021, while the highly-anticipated Top Gun: Maverick will hit theaters on July 2 next year, instead of its original date of December 23 (2020).